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R. LOGA RAJA, K.SURESH KANNAN
NPR College of Engineering and Technology,
B.E. Civil Final Year,
Natham, Dindigul (DT)
A green building, which is also known as a sustainable building is designed to meet some objectives such as occupant health; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment. It is an opportunity to use the resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings that improve human health, build a better environment, and provide cost savings. All the development projects lead to over-consumption of natural resources.
Keywords: sustainable building, human health, natural resource, energy, etc.
Green building also known as green construction or sustainable building. It is a way of enhancing the environment. It benefits humans, the community, and the environment in order to reduce resource consumption while enhancing quality of life. this ultimately results in reduction of green house gases which will help to reduce green house effect. this paper presents an overview of application of modern green infrastructure construction technology which makes a significant impact on conservation/proper utilization of resources like land, water, energy, air, material thereby reducing the overall cost of construction as well as adverse impacts of climate change.
OBJECTIVES OF GREEN BUILDING
Green Buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact on human health and the natural environment by the following ways using energy, water and other resources efficiently. by reducing waste, pollution, and environmental degradation.
GREEN BUILDING FEATURES
Eco-Friendly-by least disturbance to eco system. Energy efficient-through the natural lighting ventilation and solar passive designs efficient use of water-through recycling and water harvesting use of renewable energy-through photo voltaic systems and solar system etc.non toxic material in door environment, use of recycle/recyclable materials, efficient waste utilization and disposal
PRINCIPLES OF GREEN BUILDING
• Sustainable Site Design
• Water Quality and Conservation
• Energy and Environment
• Indoor Environmental Quality
• Materials and Resources
INDIAN GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) was formed in the year 2001 by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).The aim of the council is to bring green building movement in India and facilitate India to become one of the global leaders in green buildings by 2015
IGBC RATING SYSTEM
IGBC has developed green building rating programmers’ to cover commercial, residential, factory buildings, etc
Each rating system divided into different levels of certification is as follows:
1. Certified? to recognize best practice
2. Gold to recognize national excellence
3. Platinum to recognize global leadership
GREEN BUILDING PROJECT IN INDIA
• Suzlon Energy Limited-Pune
• Biodiversity Conservation India-Bangalore
• Olympia Technology Park-Chennai
• Rain tree Hotels-Chennai
• Rajiv Gandhi International Airport-Hyderabad
• Hiranandini-BG House, Powai
• ABN Amro Bank, Chennai
• Palais Royale at Worli, Mumbai
• Punjab Forest Complex, Mohali
DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BUILDINGS
The design, maintain and construction of buildings have tremendous effect on our environment and natural resources. Green Building is different from the other buildings because it use a minimum amount of nonrenewable energy, produce minimal pollution, increases the comfort, health and safety of the people who work in them. It also minimize the waste in construction by recovering materials and reusing or recycling them
INCREASING GREEN BUILDINGS IN INDIA
Today more than 1053 green buildings (as on April2011) are being constructed all over India. Of which 147 green buildings are certified and fully functional
Buildings have a large effect on the environment, human health and the economy. The successful adoption of GREEN BUILDING developed can maximize both the economic and environmental performance of the buildings.
Protect bio diversity and eco systems, improve air and water quality, reduce waste streams, conserve natural resources.
Reduce operating cost, create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services, improve occupant productivity.
Enhance occupant comfort and health, heighten aesthetic qualities, minimize strain on local infrastructure, Improve overall quality life.
• According to surveys conducted in 2006, 107.3 million acres of total land area is developed, which represents an increase of 24 percent land covering green buildings over the past 3 years.
• In terms of energy, buildings accounted for 39.4 percent of total energy consumption and 67.9 percent of total electricity consumption.
• Reduce operating costs Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services Improve occupant productivity.
This research identified the exciting developments taking place on the technology front and analyzes their implications for intelligent and green buildings, highlighting examples of “best in class” buildings employing green and intelligent technologies. These buildings are dynamic environments that respond to their occupants? changing needs and lifestyles. This research provided documented evidence to educate and influence end-users, building owners, architects, and contractors that a “greener building” can be achieved using intelligent technology and that this “greening” will provide a tangible and significant return on investment .to all of the above going ‘GREEN’ IS THE ONLY.
We at engineeringcivil.com are thankful to Er. R.Logaraja for submitting the paper on Green Buildings In India to us. This topics need much more research and we are hopeful that Green Buildings trend really gets going.
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