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Eco-Friendly Buildings

Author(s):

Maaz Allah Khan , AZAD INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING &TECHNOLOGY; Mohammad Shadab, AZAD INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING &TECHNOLOGY; Mohd Abdullah, AZAD INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING &TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

Green Buildings, Sustainable Construction

Abstract

Green building also known as sustainable building or green construction. In India vast environmental problems are rising in construction industry due to leading urbanization. Increase in demand of houses which lead to consume more energy, resources and raw materials which are responsible for the rise in carbon content in air and which are harmful to environment and human health. The green building is an eco-friendly component, since it is based on the basic rule” REDUCE, REUSE, And RECYCLE”. Eventually, the green buildings afford a high level ofenvironmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle. A green building depletes the natural esources to the minimum during its construction and operation. The aim of a green building design is to minimize the demand on non-renewable resources, maximize the utilization efficiency of these resources, when in use, and maximize the reuse, recycling, and utilization of renewable resources. It often insist on taking advantage of renewable resources, e.g., using sunlight through passive solar, active solar, and photovoltaic equipment, and using plants and trees through green roofs, rain gardens, and reduction of rainwater run-off. It uses minimum energy to power itself; uses efficient equipment to meet its lighting, air-conditioning, and other needs; uses efficient waste and water management practices; and provides comfortable and hygienic indoor working conditions.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I100055
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2017
Page(s): 31-36

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