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SALIENT FEATURES

Salient Features of Green Building

  • The Built Environment has profound Impact on our Natural Environment, Economy, Health and Productivity.
  • Green Building can Design, Build and Operate a Building that Delivers High Performance Inside and outside.
  • Building annually consumes more than 20% of electricity used in India.
  • Green Building practices can substantially reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts and can improve existing unsustainable design, construction and operational practices.
  • Green Building reduces Operational costs, enhances Building marketability, Increase worker productivity, Improves Indoor Environment Quality, and Reduces potential liability resulting from Indoor Air Quality problems.
  • People Friendly GREEN Building design gains productivity by 16%, Reduction in Absenteeism and improved work quality, which benefits building stakeholders, including owner, occupants and general public.
  • In development circles, Green has gone from a boutique idea to a mandatory part of the Architecture and Construction.
  • Almost all Construction waste is recycled or reused.
  • Green Buildings consumes about 25% less energy than conventional buildings.
  • In Green Buildings Interiors are done with low V.O.C. content materials, adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets, which reduces allergies and illness.

Components of a Green Building

  • Green Buildings:
    • Controls erosion to reduce negative impacts on water and air quality.
    • Avoid development of inappropriate sites and reduce the environmental impact.
    • Channel development to urban areas with existing Infrastructure, protect green fields and preserve habitat and natural resources.
    • Rehabilitates damaged sites where development is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination, reducing pressure on undeveloped land.
    • Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
    • Conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity.
    • Limit disruption of natural water hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing onsite infiltration and managing storm water runoff.
    • Limit disruption of natural water flows by eliminating storm water runoff, increasing onsite infiltration and eliminating contaminants.
    • Reduces Heat Islands to minimize impact on microclimate and human habitat.
    • Minimize light trespass from the building and site, reduce sky-glow to increase night sky access, improve nightmare visibility through glare reduction.
    • Limit or eliminate use of potable water for landscape, irrigation air conditioning make up.
    • Reduce the generation of waste water and potable water demand, while increasing local aquifer recharge.
    • Reduce Ozone depletion.
    • Increase demand for building products that incorporated recycled content materials, therefore reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of new virgin materials.
    • Reduce the use and depletion of finite raw and long cycle renewable materials by replacing them with rapidly renewable materials.
    • Provide a comfortable thermal environment that supports the productivity and well-being of building occupants.

Typical Features of Green Building

  • Sustainable Development
    • Present Site Condition
    • Site Development—Protect & Restore habitat—Maximize Open space
    • Heat Island Effect—Roof & Non Roof
    • Basic Amenities
    • Parking
    • Transportation & Alternate Transportation
    • Design for Differently Able
    • Storm water design— Quality & Quantity control
    • Development Density & Community Connectivity
    • Light Pollution Reduction
    • Green Home Guidelines—-Design & Post occupancy
  • Water Efficiency
    • Water Efficient Landscape
    • Innovative waste water technologies
    • Gray water treatment
    • Use of treated Gray water
    • Water Use reduction
    • Ground water recharge
    • Roof rain water recharge / harvesting
    • Rain water harvesting
    • Water efficient fixtures
  • Energy Efficiency
    • Passive Cooling System
    • Passive ventilation System
    • Energy in Building Construction
    • Advanced Windows & Energy Savings
    • Fundamental Building System Commissioning
    • Enhanced Building System Commissioning
    • Minimum Energy Performance
    • Optimize Energy Performance
    • Active Energy Efficiency
    • CFC reduction in HVAC Equipment
    • Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    • Enhanced Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    • Building Energy simulation
    • Building Envelope Design
    • On-site Renewable Energy
    • Hybrid Energy
    • Building Integrated renewable Energy technologies
    • Measurement & Verification
    • Building Automation & Control
    • Green Power
  • Materials & Resources
    • Storage & Collection of Recyclables
    • Building Reuse
    • Construction Waste management
    • Material Use
    • Regional Material
    • Rapidly renewable Materials
    • Certified Wood
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    • Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    • Increased Ventilation
    • Low Emitting Building Materials
    • Control ability of Systems—Light & Thermal Comfort
    • Thermal Comfort Design & Verification
    • Daylight & Views—Daylight
    • Daylight & Views—Views
  • Innovation in Design Process
    • Vastu Principles
    • Bio dynamic Farming
    • Three tier Cooling System
    • Three grade Cooling System
    • A pert of building to be Net Zero
    • Zero Discharge
    • Geo Thermal Cooling
    • Wind Towers
    • Bio-fence
    • Thermal fence
    • Green Walls
    • Hydroponics
  • Regional Priority
    • Energy Conservation
    • Water Conservation
    • Disaster Management Plan
    • Meditation Room
    • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control

 

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