Green Buildings

                    What are Green Buildings?

Green Buildings, “A Green Building is a type of building designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable”. 

India’s green building market is still in its nascent stages, but it is rapidly growing. Increasing number of people are now well aware of the positive impact a green building brings for our environment, hence they are considering to invest in them even if they have to pay few extra bucks for it. Owing to features like sustainability and environment-friendly, the idea of green buildings largely focuses on efficient use of energy, water, and material. It also helps in cutting down the negative impact of the building structure on human health. Furthermore, it expands the overall life-cycle of the building.

With new technologies constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the benefits of green building can range from environmental to economic to social. By adopting greener practices, we can take maximum advantage of environmental and economic performance. Green construction methods when integrated while design and construction provide most significant benefits. Benefits of green building Include reducing water wastage , Conserve natural resources , Improve occupant productivity , Improve quality of life , Minimize strain on local infrastructure , Improve occupant health and comfort . 

We should consider the goals of green building. Of course, one of the main goals is to make the earth more sustainable, but it really does go deeper than that. When you decide to go green, your goal will be to actually help to sustain the environment without disrupting the natural habitats around it. 

Buildings across the globe are adopting sustainable operational and constructional strategies. The increase in the number of initiatives doesn’t just accrue from increased awareness about climate change but green buildings actually offer significant cost savings. It’s not just the new establishments are integrating it into their building design blueprints but even existing structures are being refurbished. Green buildings do offer a huge potential to the real estate industry. A green building is aimed at minimizing the use of water, optimized energy efficiency, low waste generation, conservation of natural resources and thereby offering the occupants with a healthy environment to live and work in. The push towards sustainability has also been helped by the new government initiatives taken across India. Programs like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifically emphasize and encourage green building concepts while pushing us towards a greener world.

As you can see, green building is something that everyone should really jump on to. If you don’t plan to rebuild your home, then you may just want to make a few green changes within your home to ensure that you are able to get the goals that you want out of it. You can cut down on your energy usage, save money, and make a big impact on the environment. You will find that it isn’t as hard as people make it out to be, and you will feel better about yourself when you go green too!

Though the concept of ‘green buildings’ is still in the developing phase in India, the Green Building Council suggests that 447 out of the registered 2,362 buildings are ‘green’. With customers getting more inclined to greener living, the number is sure to increase

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified Structures in India that can lead the way for future real estate and infrastructure development in the country.

                                  CONCEPT IN THE BENEATH OF SUSTAINABILITY?

Green Building is much better product as compared to conventional homes.

Green Buildings are eco-friendly structure, resource efficient and are very energy efficient invention, and are designed and commissioned to ensure they are healthy for its occupants.

They are more comfortable and easier to live with due to low operating and owning costs.

                                 

                                 WHY I SHOULD BE FORWARD FOR THIS CONCEPT?

Every concept that is thought have its own merits, some of very interesting merits of this concept-

 

  1. Low operating costs. (About 30%-40%)

  2. Improve occupant Health.

  3. Reduce Pollution.

  4. Reduce water usage. (About 20%-30%)

  5. Reduce Power consumption by 40%-50%.

                 6.Eliminates creation of waste.

                                 

                                WHAT ARE THE CRITERIONS OF THIS CONCEPT?

Green Buildings are not be a shocking concept to us, because in the ancient times people were aware about their health and sustainability. So they built their structures for long term sustainability.

 

  1. Sustainable siting and design structure.
  2. Indoor air quality.

  3. On site power generation.

  4. Water efficiency.

  5. Recycled materials.

                 6.Energy efficiency.

                                 

                                              WHAT MATERIALS COMES IN IT?

Materials are the basic need of a structure, it comes with the eco-friendly materials which produce a healthy environment for its occupants.

  1. certified wood materials.

  2. Recycled contents.

  3. Structural insulated panels.

                4.Concrete in different forms as fibercrete, woodcrete, grasscrete etc.

                                 

                                 WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR WATER EFFICIENCY?

The energy we are using in now a days will not be the same in manner of use and the production so we should use the natural sources to produce the energy and the main sources are SUN, WIND.

  • Solar System for natural Heating & Ventilation.

  • Natural Day Lighting.

  • Employ an energy management system and commissioning.

  • Optimize site design to use the energy from solar and wind Turbine.

Landscape to provide natural shades.

 

  1. Indoor water conservation plan.

  2. Flow pumping fixtures.

  3. High performance Appliances.’

  4. Outdoor water conservation strategies.

  5. Sustainable landscaping techniques.

  6. High efficiency irrigation system.

                 7.Rain water collection.

                                 

                               WHAT ARE THE ENERGY EFFICIENT CONCEPT?

The energy we are using in now a days will not be the same in manner of use and the production so we should use the natural sources to produce the energy and the main sources are SUN, WIND.

  1. Solar System for natural Heating & Ventilation.

  2. Natural Day Lighting.

  3. Employ an energy management system and commissioning.

  4. Optimize site design to use the energy from solar and wind Turbine.

                  5.Landscape to provide natural shades. 

                                 

                WHAT ARE THE WAYS TO USE THE WASTE WATER IN WATER MANAGEMENT?

In big buildings the water uses increase due to highly demand and the water mainly waste in the toilets, during bath, cleaning of cloths, kitchen etc. So the concept is to save the fresh water,So where this waste can be used either in the gray form or after treatment ,should be used. A Green Building has some of these waste water management systems in it.

 

  1. Water less urinals.

  2. “off Grid” system ( Biological waste treatment)

                 3.Gray water recovery system.

                                 

              WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE A GOOD AIR ENVIRONMENT IN YOU LIVING?

Air is one of the element which exist on this earth , but as water the Air is very pollute in currently scenario. It is a very worst condition in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kanpur, Bangluru from many years, the quality of good air is decreasing day by day in such metropolitan cities. So the time has come the people is dying due to the air pollution. You can’t stop the factories and industries, but you can make an environment,where you can breathe properly and can increase your life duration in healthy environment.

 

  1. Adequate Ventilation.

  2. Designate indoor spaces as smoke free.

  3. Low emitting Building Products.

                                 

                                      ONSITE POWER GENERATION TECNIQUES:-

  1. Maximize energy efficiency before power generation.

  2. Photovoltaic Systems.

  3. Micro Hydro Power Systems.

  4. Solar Thermal System.

  5. Bio-mass Power Systems.

                 6.Fuel cells. 

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