Monday, February 11, 2013

The Power of Green Building: Everyone Wins

Do you know that worldwide, buildings consume nearly 40% of the world's energy, 25% of its wood, and 15% of its water? The fact is that if we make smarter choice when we build or renovate any building, then we can significantly contribute to the health, wealth and well-being of yourself, the families for whom you build, your community, and the world. What is this smarter choice? Its the concept of 'Green Building'. Good for environment, energy conservation and the world, green buildings are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

Green Building FACTS (Compared with normal buildings)
• 50% savings in overall energy consumption
• 88% reduction in lighting consumption
• 35% reduction in potable water use
• 80% of materials used are either recycled or recyclable
• 20% of the building’s energy requirement is provided by photovoltaics
• 15-20% less load on AC thanks to aerated concrete blocks used in facades 
• Zero water discharge building
• 90% of building daylit
• 75% of occupants have outside view

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