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Intro, Objective, Necessity and Goals of Green Building

Green BuildingIntroduction of Green Building

Green building is the idea of designing a home so that it is environmentally friendly. A green building is an environmentally sustainable building, designed, constructed and operated to minimize the total environmental impacts. It is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. Buildings account for one-sixth of the world’s fresh water withdrawals, one-quarter of its wood harvest and two-fifths of its material and energy flows. Building “green” is an opportunity to use our resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings that improve human health, build a better environment and provide cost savings in long run. Green building green architecture, sustainable building, high performance building, high yield building and low impact building are all same and refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers and the client at all project stage.

History of Green Building

The concept of sustainable development can be traced to the energy (especially fossil oil) crisis and the environment pollution concern in the 1970s. The green building movement in the US originated from the need and desire for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction practices. There are a number of motives for building green, including environmental, economic and social benefits.

Necessity of Green Building

Many of us think that what is the use of having green technology, as it is very costly and require highly skilled management, why cant we stick to the old conventional building practices? Stop for a second and look around, we all can see that we are absolutely changing the nature, we are cutting the green trees and forests and constructing the modern cities. We are using all the renewable sources on the earth which are in limited quantities. Green building is essential because we are running out of resources to continue living as we have in the past. We want there to be enough resources for everyone now and in the future. Green building may seem like a tricky investment at first, but the rewards are great over time.

Green buildings are required to replace traditional building because traditional buildings consume or are responsible for:

• 45% of the world’s total energy use
• 50% of all materials and resources
• 50% of wood use in North America
• 33% of the world’s CO2 emission
• 80% of potable water use
• 25% of freshwater withdrawal (including power plants)
• 40% of municipal solid waste destined for local landfills, and
• 50% of ozone-depleting CFC’s still in use.

Objectives of Green Building

The common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

1.Efficiently using energy, water and other resources
2.Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
3.Reducing waste, pollution and environment impact.

Goals of Green Building

The following are the goals of a green building

1. Select the site so that the building can use maximum natural resources.
2. To design the building in such a way that it should use the resources efficiently
3. To use energy efficiently
4. To use water efficiently
5. To use materials efficiently
6. To improve indoor environmental quality
7. To optimize operation and maintenance
8. To reduce waste from the building.

Materials of Green Building

• Concrete
• ICF Blocks
• Timber
• Mudbricks
• Strawbale
• Timbercrete
• Rapidwall
• Rammed earth
• Brick
Published by IzajAhmed Shaikh.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, a Computer Professional and a Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune., formerly known as, Poona University,. I like to write articles based on my personal experiences.

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