"Investing in Green Buildings is better than to invest in Gold", Inspired to be Green
A green building is defined as a building which uses less energy, less water and resources and provides a healthier indoor environment as compared to a conventional construction. That means that green buildings can reduce the operation cost by more than 50% and increase the indoor air quality at the same time.
A green building can be modern but all Green Buildings are inspired by traditional principles of ventilation, shading and day-lighting.
For the Builder a Green Building means a higher profit. The incremental cost of construction rises by about 2-8% (for LEED/IGBC Gold or Platinum certified buildings) but spaces can be sold/rented with 10-15% higher premium.
For the Owner/Occupant a Green Building is a profit as the operation cost will be less than half compared to a conventional construction. Additionally Green Buildings create a healthy and more productive environment through daylit spaces and fresh air ventilation.
A Green Building provides a comfortable and healthy indoor environment and consumes less energy than a conventional building.
For India Green Buildings mean less power consumption, less environmental pollution and a great way to attract international investors.
"Environmental protection is just a side effect of a Green Building", Inspired to be Green
The green building movement in India has shown tremendous growth in the last 5 years and already more than 170 buildings have been registered under the LEED India / IGBC Rating system. The green building footprint is about 800 million square feet (source Indian Green Building Council).
Strategies to make a Green Building and Reduce Energy Consumption :
1st Apply DESIGN STRATEGIES
2nd Select GREEN MATERIALS
3rd Implement strategies for ENERGY CONSERVATION
4th Install RENEWABLE ENERGY