Why is Green Building So Important?
Given the pandemic and its aftershocks, the importance of Green Buildings has increased for the occupants of residential houses as well as workspaces. In the current Covid Scenario, individuals are expected to become all the more cautious about their health, well-being, and comfort. All of us want to live in buildings that have a better ventilation system, ample daylight, fresh air & water availability.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), respiratory and lung-related diseases are associated with poor indoor environment quality that subsequently leads to life-threatening health issues. Therefore, there is a dire need to change our living style for a better and healthier atmosphere.
WHAT IS GREEN BUILDING?
A green building is one that uses less water, optimizes energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste, and provides healthier spaces for occupants. Compared to a conventional building, the green building creates a positive impact on our life. By preserving precious natural resources, Green Buildings certainly improve our quality of life. Thus, to improve environmental quality as well as the economy, it is high time that India needs to embrace the concept of green buildings.
Considering the need of current times, amongst our various Projects, Shrimay Group brings you the concept of Green Building – Ratnam GARDENBAY – where we are developing and planning a perfect combination of luxury, innovation and last but not the least, environment-friendly buildings.
COMPONENTS OF GREEN BUILDING
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Consider site development using energy-efficient light fixtures. Maximize natural light to reduce the need for electrical usage during the day. When you go for installing Solar panels, you can save money and use the cleanest energy available, and thus, the benefits to Green Building go far beyond just the environmental impact.
- Water Efficiency – The focus is first on reducing the need for water, then on dealing with water once it has been used. Water collection methods such as rainwater harvesting are also central to sustainable building.
- Environmentally Preferable Building Materials – To minimize the impact of building material waste, Green builders reduce material usage wherever possible. Care is also taken in selecting materials that are sustainably produced, come from natural, renewable sources, and require minimal transportation.
- Waste Reduction – Minimize the waste in construction and demolition processes by recovering materials and reusing or recycling.
- Indoor Air Quality – Design for high indoor air quality to promote occupant health and productivity.
- Landscaping – The landscape planning for green building construction is performed in such a way that the design and construction strategies are sustainable and efficient, which includes reducing soil erosion. A good landscape design helps to provide a spacious living area and modulate the air flows within the building.
- Daylight – Daylighting describes the controlled use of natural light in and around buildings. By way of placing windows, or other transparent media and reflective surfaces, natural light provides effective internal illumination during the day. And so it reduces the need for energy-consuming artificial lighting.
- Cross-ventilation – Natural ventilation has become a key component of the green building today and it is a healthy and cost-effective way to save energy and provide fresh air for building occupants. It involves supply outdoor air to a building’s interior for ventilation and cooling without using mechanical systems.
All the above reasons are supporting the case for Green Buildings in India. The tangible benefits may not be easily recognizable to tenants or visitors, however, through sustainable design, construction, and operations green buildings are reducing carbon emissions, energy, and waste; conserving water; prioritizing safer materials; and lowering our exposure to toxins.
This is the time to take advantage of the natural elements and technologies to conserve resources and increase occupants’ comfort/productivity while lowering long-term operational costs and pollutants.
Ratnam GARDENBAY uses a variety of criteria such as energy and water usage, building material sustainability, indoor air quality, site walkability, and landscape ecology to determine how “Green” a home is.
For your better living… we strive to develop Green Buildings that are good not just for the environment, but more importantly also for our health.