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Raghavendra D II sem, ESE BVB- HUBLI

Green Building Concept Benefits Effect of Building on climate change Parameters Examples Conclusion

What is Green Building?

A building which can function using an optimum

amount of energy consume less water conserve natural resources generate less waste create spaces for healthy and comfortable living is a green building.

Green Building Concept

The `Green Building' concept is gaining importance in various countries, including India. These are buildings that ensure that waste is minimized at every stage during the construction and operation of the building, resulting in low costs, according to experts in the technology.

The techniques associated with the `Green Building' include measures to prevent erosion of soil, rainwater harvesting, preparation of landscapes to reduce heat, reduction in usage of potable water, recycling of waste water and use of world class energy efficient practices.

How Homes Become Green

Building Types

Commercial Buildings

Healthcare Facilities

Benefits Of Green Building

Buildings have an enormous impact on the environment, human health, and the economy. The successful adoption of green building strategies can maximize both the economic and environmental performance of buildings.

Environmental benefits
Enhance and protect biodiversity & ecosystems Improve quality air and water

Reduce waste streams Conserve and natural resources restore

Economic benefits
Reduce operating costs Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services Improve occupant productivity Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Social benefits
Enhance occupant comfort and health Heighten aesthetic qualities Minimize strain on local infrastructure Improve overall quality of life

How do buildings affect natural resources?

Buildings and development have significant environmental impacts on our natural resources, including: Buildings, and the transportation infrastructure that serves them, replace natural surfaces with impermeable materials, creating runoff that washes pollutants and sediments into surface waters. Urban runoff constitutes a major threat to water resources, as it has been identified as the fourth leading source of impairment in rivers, third in lakes, and second on estuaries.

How do buildings affect climate change?

The energy used to heat and power our buildings leads to the consumption of large amounts of energy, mainly from burning fossil fuels - oil, natural gas and coal which generate significant amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most widespread greenhouse gas. Buildings in the U.S. contribute 38.1 percent of the nation's total carbon dioxide emissions.

Reducing the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions produced by buildings is therefore fundamental to the effort to slow the pace of global climate change.

The measures that need to be taken to make a green building are Site selection Soil and landscape conservation Health and well being Conservation and efficient utilization of energy and resources Waste management.

Green Building Examples

Taipei 101, the tallest and largest green building.







Conventional methods of building use tremendous quantities of material, many of them non-renewable and toxic, and pay little attention to the impact the building has on the environment. Green buildings not only reduce these impacts but are also healthier and consume less energy saving money in the long run.