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Case Studies of Green Building Concept for Environmental Condition


G. Jayarajan , Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute; Dr. S Arivalagan, Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute


Green House Gasses (GHG), Green Building Design


The building industry is one of the major energy consumers and emitters of Green House Gasses (GHG). It consumes 38% of the global energy; and this does not include the usage of other resources such as water. Globally, this has increased the crisis of global warming and has led to development of Green buildings. In the Sub Saharan Africa alone, 56% of energy used is by building operations. Green buildings are marketed as economical, resource efficient and environmentally friendly compared to the convectional buildings. This study investigated the extent of adoption of green building concepts in commercial buildings and the key challenges arising from their adoption with the aim of determining appropriate strategies for implementing them. The study was conducted through a survey method and used questionnaires, interviews, observations for data collection. 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 maximizes the use of efficient building materials and construction practices; optimizes the use of on-site sources and sinks by bio-climatic architectural practices; uses minimum energy to power itself; uses efficient equipment to meet its lighting, air-conditioning, and other needs; maximizes the use of renewable sources of energy; uses efficient waste and water management practices; and provides comfortable and hygienic indoor working conditions. In sum, the following aspects of the building design are looked into in an integrated way in a green building.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I70029
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2019
Page(s): 85-88

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