Green Building Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a buildings life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintena nce, renovation, and deconstruction.
Green Building Goals Reducing environmental impact Siting and structure design efficiency Energy efficiency Water efficiency Materials efficiency Waste reduction
Sustainable Design Angle of incidence of natural light Wind direction Weather conditions Availability of raw materials
Energy Efficiency Use of high-efficiency windows and insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors Effective window placement Onsite generation of renewable energy Use of efficient electronic gadgets/instruments
Water Efficiency Reducing water consumption and protecting water quality Recycling the water on site Use of ultra-low flush toilets and low-flow shower heads
Materials efficiency Use of rapidly renewable plant materials like bamboo, recycled stone, recycled metal, and other products that are non- toxic, reusable, renewable, and/or recyclable Manufacturing construction material on site in order to save energy utilized in transportation.
Waste reduction/Management Converting waste and wastewater into fertilizer Use of human waste at the source along with other biological waste at biogas plant Auto creation of CARBON SINKS* Recycling the solid waste materials