Green building, or sustainable design, is the practice to increase the efficiency by which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials, from natural sources and reduce building impacts human health and the environment over the entire life cycle of the building.
It involves making the best choice for environment and for people inside a buildings that is at every step- design, construction, operation, maintenance, and even demolition and removal. Green buildings can make efficient use of energy, water, and materials. They are inviting, comfortable, and even inspiring places to live and work.
Many new technologies are constantly evolving to develop the current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective being that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the environment on human health and the natural environment by.
These are designed for cost effectiveness and resource conservation.
They promote health, safety and wellbeing and thereby productivity of the occupant.
They generate good will and sustainability of resources.
The community in a locality is the major beneficiary of the Green buildings as they require less drain on local infrastructure and contribute to local economic development.
This will open up opportunities for construction industry, architects, engineers, and material and equipment manufacturers.
Capacity building in terms of knowledge and innovative ideas will ensure correct approach to construct Green Buildings. All groups- government and the entire building industry including architects, engineers, contractors, consultants and equipment manufacturers have a decisive role in promoting a market transformation towards Green Building. Green building is the only method to solve ecological and environmental problems in a holistic manner. It offers economical, whole life sustainable habitat.