Green Building The concept of a green building was developed in the 1970s in response to the energy crisis and people’s growing concerns about the environment. A Green Building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or re-used in an ecological and resource efficient manner. Sustainable development(…)
Green buildings are those which is environment friendly, profitable, healthy places to live, work and learn. Uses minimum of non-renewable energy, produces minimum pollution, i.e. minimum use of resources with maximum comfort.
A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. (The use of “green” refers to the growing trend of environmentalism and does(…)
The green building concept is gaining importance in various countries. These are buildings that ensure that waste is minimized at every stage during the construction and operation of the building, resulting in low costs according to the experts in the technology. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on(…)
Cool roof system for buildings is a roofing system that can deliver high reflectance (the ability to the visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelength of the sun, reducing heat to the building) and high thermal emittance (the ability to release a large percentage of absorbed, or non-reflected, solar energy) is a cool roof. Cool roof can(…)
Knowing Green Building materials is an important step in designing a green building to be more efficient and energy saver. Green Building Materials list is presented here.
The selection of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a green building. Green building materials offer specific benefits to the building owner and building occupants.
Site and Landscaping for Green Building: The purpose of sustainable site planning is to integrate design and construction strategies by modifying both, the site and building to achieve greater human comfort and operational efficiency. It ensures – Minimum Site disruption. Maximum usage of microclimate features. Appropriate landscaping. Sustainable site planning: Plan for basic amenities within(…)
Green buildings around the world uses natural sources of energy, lighting, ventilation, temperature control etc and make building environment friendly.