Green building, or sustainable design, is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials, and of reducing impacts on human health and the environment for the entire lifecycle of a building. Green-building concepts extend beyond the walls of buildings and include site planning, community and land-use planning issues as well.
India is witnessing tremendous growth in infrastructure development; it is imperative for the construction sector to play a responsible role towards preservation of the environment and move towards sustainable development. The growth and development of our communities has a large impact on our natural environment. The manufacturing, design, construction and operation of the buildings in which we live and work are responsible for the consumption of many of our natural resources.
The benefits of green buildings can be grouped within three categories: environmental, economic and social.
One of the most important types of benefit green buildings offer is to our climate and the natural environment. Green buildings can not only reduce or eliminate negative impacts on the environment, by using less water, energy or natural resources, but they can - in many cases - have a positive impact on the environment (at the building or city scales) by generating their own energy or increasing biodiversity.
Green buildings offer a number of economic or financial benefits, which are relevant to a range of different people or groups of people. These include cost savings on utility bills for tenants or households (through energy and water efficiency); lower construction costs and higher property value for building developers; increased occupancy rates or operating costs for building owners; and job creation.
Green building benefits go beyond economics and the environment, and have been shown to bring positive social impacts too. Many of these benefits are around the health and wellbeing of people who work in green offices or live in green homes.
There are various rating systems that recognize green buildings. We Offer Green Building Consultancy Services to the Buildings that can be qualified for LEED/IGBC/GRIHA Certifications based on the requirements and meet your objective of going green.
A green building incorporates several environmental friendly features which results in reduction of building operating costs. Green buildings are characterized by use of environmental friendly building materials which are non-toxic and recyclable, efficient use of water and its recycling, energy efficient and eco-friendly equipment and assurance of the Indoor Air Quality.