The average temperature in Bangalore has
risen over the years and the climate is much warmer than it was before since
the growth of IT sector which further spurred construction, both commercial and
residential. Similarly, Pune has also experienced the change in temperature.
Here, too, the construction has been growing rigorously. There is no way we can
stop concrete jungles. But, there are certain green building techniques that
can help reduce the strain we are putting on our resources.
to a green home
A green home is defined as a home property
constructed on the concept of recycle and reuse. In Green home construction,
natural resources like water and energy are used in the most economical manner,
through eco-friendly building material and sustainable techniques.
common Green project Techniques are:
harvesting (when treated, the water can be consumed, or otherwise used for
generation using wind or solar as alternate resource (this requires large
and hypo-thermal glass
design to ensure minimal use of conventional energy
Common buyers who are worried about 10
percent more cost for building a green home can cloud them in an
anti-environment bubble. But when the cost is compared to future returns, it sounds
just reasonable. And, while a home owner with a ‘green’ choice already begins
to save with the process of careful construction, he would also save a lot on
water bills and electricity bills.
India, Home owners are now changing their view of buying homes both in the
premium and affordable category and are more inclined towards being environment
friendly. Nowadays the buyers are ready
to shell out more for a nature-friendly living space, which will not only help
them reduce carbon footprints but also keep their energy bills low. For
instance, a few home owners are cutting down on air-conditioning costs by
converting their terraces into gardens.
It is a proven fact, that people living in
green homes that use natural methods live a much healthier life as using natural
sources of ventilation allows more fresh air into homes.
India now has three primary certification and
rating systems that analyse the building and rate it ‘green’ accordingly.
of the parameters followed by India are:
Building material used
The total energy
efficiency of the building
Management of water and
three primary rating systems are Indian Green Building Council (IGBC - LEED),
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat
So, home buyers planning to buy a green
home, check on the certification before you register yourself as a permanent