GREEN BUILDINGS

WHAT? WHY? INTRODUCTION *IS GREEN BUILDING? *GREEN BUILDING? *BENEFITS CONCLUSION .

WHY NOT CONVENTIONAL BUILDINGS??? *36% of total energy use and 65% of electricity consumption *30% of greenhouse gas emissions *30% of raw materials use *30% of waste (136 million tons annually) *MORE THAN HALF OF CARBON EMITTED BY BUILDINGS .

BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDING * Healthier environment *Long-term economic performance * Energy and water efficient *Reduce construction and demolition waste * Higher resale value *Improve indoor air quality *Reduced environmental impact *Are easier to maintain & built to last .

OBJECTIVES:*ENERGY EFFICIENCY *WATER CONSERVATION *LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT *BUILDING MATERIALS *SUSTAINABILITY *WASTE REDUCTION *HEALTH AND WELL BEING .

A) Energy Efficiency •Design passive solar energy facilities •use energy efficient appliances •Use of computer sensor controlled energy saving devices •Install Monitor Power Management Software .

.B) Water Conservation •Collect rainwater for external use •Use water conserving appliances •Reduce irrigation and surface water runoff .

C) Low Environmental Impact •water permeable landscape features •Enhance native bush and create edible gardens •Establish home recycling bins and garden composting .

bamboo and some woods . timber and linoleum •Use inert gypsum-based wall and ceiling linings.D) Building Materials •Certified Wood •Select low VOC and toxic-free paints. •Rapidly Renewable Materials such as straw. finishes and adhesives •Use materials that permit the building membrane to 'breathe' •natural floor surfaces such as tile.

ozone and resource depletion.E) Sustainability •Think globally -act locally •Reduce CO2 production. rainforest destruction and erosion •Encourage environmentally-friendly technologies and sustainable solutions .

•F) Waste Reduction •Select materials using recycled components •Design for re-use and recycling •Control and reduce waste and packaging •Reduce resource consumption. .

colour and sound. emotional and spiritual needs of the occupants •healthy lighting. controlled temperature •Reduce formaldehyde emissions and use pollution fighting indoor plants •Create an asthma aware home •Design a safe and user-friendly space .G) Health and Wellbeing •physical.

ft.) over 20 years: • Operations & maintenance: Rs450 • Energy savings: Rs300 • Emissions savings: Rs65 • Water savings: Rs25 • Estimated health & productivity benefits: Rs2400 GREENER WORLD- PRICELESS .ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE A Rs200 investment (per square foot) in building green nets a Rs3000 benefit (per sq.

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