My Say on Green

Buildings have always been one of the most secure investments, but did you know that buildings could be made profitable, and yes, healthy places to live in and work too?

All you need to do is – Go Green

Incorporating excellent practices that result in environment protection, water conservation, energy efficiency, usage of recycled products and renewable energy, is termed as going green.In the long run, these practices are extremely healthy for the bottom line and for the occupants of a Green Building as well.

A Green Building is one that is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. Green Buildings ensure that waste is minimized at every stage during the construction and operation of the building, resulting in low costs. Green Building applies to both existing and new constructions, from a simple commercial space to large development projects.

Benefits of green building

Green Buildings offer a range of economic and environmental benefits:

  • 30% to 40% reduction in operation cost
  • Green corporate image
  • Health and safety of building occupants
  • Enhance occupant comfort
  • Improve productivity of occupants
  • Imbibe best operational practices from day one
  • Incorporate latest techniques and technologies

Typical features of green building

Sustainable sites

  • Measures to prevent erosion of soil
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Landscapes to reduce heat islands

Water efficiency

  • 25 – 30% reduction in usage of portable water
  • 100% recycling of waste water
  • Water efficient landscaping

Energy and atmosphere

  • Use of world class energy efficient practices
  • 30% reduction in energy over normal buildings
  • Use of on-site renewable energy

Materials and resources

  • Storage and collection of recyclables
  • Reuse of building materials
  • Use of certified wood

Indoor environmental quality

  • Use of low VOC content material (paint, carpet, sealables)
  • System controls to maintain IAQ

Champion the process

New practices need a champion. Take a leadership role. Get your building internationally rated.

Step 1: feasibility study

  • The objective of feasibility study is to explore,evaluate and
  • Methodology of achieving Green Building Rating recommend:
  • Benefits that can accrue
  • Implementation of certification process
  • Assessment of additional investment and time required to achieve Green Building Ratings

Step 2: implementation of rating process

  • Overall facilitation
  • Integration with architects, builders, HVAC and other consultants
  • Detailed training for the building project team
  • Facilitation of documentation process
  • Monitoring of building performance YOU KNOW?
  • Buildings use 40% of the worlds’ total energy, 25% of wood harvested and 16% of clean water
  • People spend 90% of their time indoors
  • Air quality inside buildings is 2 – 5 times worse than that outside

Green buildings – the value of well-being

  • Green Buildings increase occupant performance by 6 – 26%
  • Green Buildings can reduce respiratory diseases by 9 – 20%
  • Green Building occupants have 15% less absenteeism compared to those in other buildings

With increasing threat on our planet earth caused by depleting resources & increasing emissions it is absolutely pertinent that all our future buildings should be designed to function as “Green Building”

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11 02 2011
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8 10 2011
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