Over the past few years, rapid economic development along with briskly population and urbanization has results to a fast depletion of natural assets. The construction industry is one of the leading consumers of natural resources such. It generates a large number of wastes and pollutants during the three phases of its life cycle – construction, maintenance and deconstruction. As per estimates, the construction sector consumes an approximate 25% of water and 35-40% energy, apart from other raw materials. Additionally, it emits 40% of global wastes and 35% of greenhouse gases.
– Better Air Quality
– Enhanced Daylight, Leading to Lower Electricity Consumption
– Superior Health and Overall Wellbeing
– Enhanced Productivity
In India, IGBC and GRIHA are at the forefront of promoting the green building programs and certifications. India ranks only second after the U.S. in terms of the number of green technology projects and built-up area. More than 4,300 projects with an approximate 4.7 billion sq.ft. of built-up area are registered for green technology in the country.
However, this is only about 5% of the total buildings in India, indicating that there lies a tremendous potential for further penetration of green building technology in India.
Green buildings aim to build a sustainable environment through efficient use of energy and conservation of natural resources. The efficiency of a green building can be maximized by the use of innovative construction materials and cutting-edge technology.
While there are many technologies used across different countries, these are:
In this method, all structures such as walls, floors, beams, columns, slabs etc. along with window and doors openings are cast in a single operation with the help of modular formwork made of aluminum.
This is a concept of imitation of the various models, systems and elements of nature and incorporating them into buildings’ design and architecture. This trend has led to the adoption of many innovative designs to optimize the of buildings’ air ventilation along with better cooling and heating control.
In what is also known as the living roof technique, the roof of the building gets fully or partially covered with vegetation and soil on a planted waterproofing membrane. This moderates the heating and cooling of the building along with improving the air quality.
Vertical Gardens or Living Walls
In this technique, the plantation is done vertically on either side of walls. This technique helps in degrading the pollutants and enhancing the air quality.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) Panels
This is a very cost-effective and durable technique of development. It can be deployed fairly quickly and consumes less raw materials such as sand, cement and other products. Buildings which use GFRG panels have a better lifespan and do not require beams and columns.
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is 4 star IGBC certified
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The building sector, which is one of the biggest consumers of resources and emits a significant amount of pollutants as well as wastes, can play a vital role in building a sustainable environment by increased usage of green technologies. In India, the growth of green buildings can be accelerated through standardization of norms, better incentive schemes, single window clearances, robust financial support system and most importantly creating awareness amongst all the stakeholders.