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THE GREEN CONCEPT IN BUILDINGS

PREAMBLE:
 Green homes and buildings are increasingly becoming in vogue in neghbourhoods and corporate circle around the world. Industry expert say that green home and buildings can even help save on energy and maintenance costs in homes and offices. However green home and buildings are yet to catch on a wide scale in the country. High input cost particularly with regard to green building continue to deter Indian consumer and eco friendly appliances remain available only in relatively small quantities in the market.

THE CONCEPT
In structure designed , built, renovated , operated or reused with objectives to
Protect occupant health Improve employee productivity Use wisely natural resources Reduce the environmental impact

SOME BALATANT FACTS ABOUT LIVING– INDOOR  Do we know that
 Most of us spend about 90% of our time in indoors  Many building product contain Chemicals commonly known as Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) that emit harmful vapours over time  In a short time these vapours effect health – running nose, tears from the eyes and throat irritation are typical symptoms.  Over time, indoor chemical vapours from building materials may seriously impact reproductive health, increase the risk of cancer and contribute to respiratory illness like asthma  Children and elders are more vulnerable to building material toxicity and indoor air pollution

SOURCES OF INDOOR TOXINS AND AIR POLUTANTS
These are vapours fromHouse hold cleaners, solvents and paints (Quote some familiar brand names) Plastic resins, rubber and insulation foams Plastic flooring, synthetic textiles in carpets, curtain and furnitures Glues or adhesives , plywood or particle board and poly urethane wood sealants Pesticides used to spray indoor plants and pests

GREEN BUILDING– CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATION PERSPECTIVE Following aspects of consideration may lead to the Green House Concept in the construction process:

Foundation : Plan and implement proper water proofing to avoid moisture responsible for mold growth Framing: Good framing and high insulation values increases thermal efficiency. Heating , Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Seal combustions appliances and exhaust system for proper venting of harmful gases such as Carbon Mono Oxide

GREEN BUILDING– CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATION PERSPECTIVE
Interior Design: Consider products with low VOCs when purchasing wooden furniture , Vinyl wall papers, Treated fabric, Linoleum flooring . ( list brand names , show some pieces) Paint: Use low or no VOC paints Carpet: Minimize carpet covered flooring. Frequent vacuuming maintain the carpet and lowers indoor air pollution. Avoid wall to wall carpet in bath rooms, kitchens , utility rooms , basement and stair ways

GREEN BUILDINGSENERGY PERSPECTIVE
 Green homes will allow home owners, to significantly save on electricity and water, even generate less waste. Suggested energy saving methods are –  6.1 Use structural insulated panels for floors , walls and roofs  6.2 Apply water heater jacket  6.3 Insulate hot water pipes  6.4 Convert gas to tank less heaters  6.5 Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)  6.6 Install lighting controls

GREEN BUILDINGSENERGY PERSPECTIVE
 6.7 Install high efficiency ceiling fans with CFLs  6.8 Install house hold appliances with EPA energy star label  6.9 Install floor installations over crawl space  6.1 Install Energy efficient windows  6.11Ensure proper roof insulation and venting  6.12Use duct mastic on all duct joints  6.13Consider installing solar water heating system  6.14Consider installing photo voltaic system

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Conclusion:
 The drive to “go green” is undoubtedly welcome as the problems of water shortage, energy crisis and climate change are seemingly here to stay. Also the green concept has to be developed for local context so that they can be still be applied within the local and financial needs.

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