Green Buildings

India features in top ten list of LEED green Buildings

India is at the third position in the just released U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States. LEED certification is a popular green building certification that is also accepted around the world. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification system is the world’s foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. India also has a domestic GRIHA40

Three primary rating systems for Green buildings in India

For the past few years, the word ‘Green Buildings’ is continuously hogging limelight in the media. Some of us might have seen the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Green Business Centre building in Hyderabad which is one of the green buildings in India.  Now the question comes up – what exactly are these structures? How are different from other buildings? And why are they green? We can define Green Buildings as structures that ensure efficient use of natural resources40

GREEN BUILDINGS

Green buildings refer to environmentally sustainable buildings, buildings which do not utilise traditional resources that contribute to or increase pollution and the construction and subsequent operation minimises waste generation while maximising on sustainable practices. The energy requirement of a building that we live or work in is around 40% (developed country) of the total energy consumption. The construction of a building is itself energy intensive. So green building is a concept that aims at minimising wasteful activities and promotes environmentally40