Since the beginning of mankind on earth Building construction has had very big direct and indirect impacts on the environment, on society, and the economy. The field of sustainable design has got the aim of balancing the needs of these areas by method of creating designs that helps environment society and economy. The main goals of sustainable design are to reduce wasting of critical resources like energy, water, land, and raw materials; prevent environmental facilities and infrastructure from making the environment worse in their life cycle; and create environments that are livable, comfortable, safe, and productive. As a normal result of human-beings live their lives there,buildings use resources (energy, water, raw materials. ), produce
Cost of Green Building What are green buildings? (Gregory, 2003) defines Green building. “Green” or “sustainable” buildings are buildings that use resources like energy, water, materials, and land more efficiently than buildings that are just built to code. According to (Li & Syal, 2013) (Turner & Arif, 2013), Green Building is defined as: a building that provides the specified building performance requirements while minimising disturbance to and improving the functioning of local, regional, and global ecosystems both during and after its construction and specified service life. (Kibert, 2008 by John Wiley & Sons 2nd edition page 6), described sustainable buildings as “Green buildings virtually always make economic sense on a life-cycle cost
Celik continues to point out the building industry's contribution in this coming not only from the energy use of construction activities, but also material utilisation and its embodied or capital energy, as also identified by Aye et al. (2010, 929). Drawing attention to both usage and consumption identifies how the application of sustainable design principles positively influences resource
Many administrations are skeptical of their long term performance. Also there is a perception of conflict with the concept of ‘smart growth’. Many local governments are reluctant to pursue green infrastructure because they are unfamiliar with its maintenance requirements. The placement of green infrastructure practices on private property also poses challenges. Local administration are in best position to overcome these challenges.
All of these problems can be solved by adopting the techniques of green buildings/green architecture. Green buildings are environmental friendly, cost friendly, allow the use of renewable sources, energy efficient, and cause reduction in all sorts of pollutions. So this report will highlight the importance of green buildings and how green buildings can help us to solve many problems such as environmental pollution, energy consumption etc. Furthermore this report will also act as a guideline for engineers, architectures, contractors and owners of the buildings to understand what actually green buildings are, what their advantages are and how concept of green building can be utilized by them at their
Introduction The term ‘sustainable development’ and ‘sustainable design’ were first introduced during the turn of 21st century. It was during this period of time where scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and designers have come together to acknowledge that the world’s resources are not imperishable. The word ‘sustainable’ was derived from the Latin word sustinere, which means to hold up or endure. Thus, sustainability can be defined as the ability to improve the quality of human life while maintaining the well being of the environment. The need of sustainable development was addressed as the consideration for future generations arises.
INTRODUCTION The current practice of constructing buildings does not focus much on the external societal costs. The purpose of sustainable architecture is to construct a building that is comfortable for the occupants, has very less negative impact upon the environment, uses the natural resources efficiently and is long lasting. With the concept of sustainability getting popular, there are tools and information available to design a sustainable architecture. The construction sector produces a lot of waste such as greenhouse gases, water pollutants and solid wastes. This has a very adverse impact on the planet and changes the natural cycle in a negative manner.
Studies have shown that increases in use of sustainable construction materials in green buildings result in decreases in lower maintenance and energy costs provided sustainable building practices. The need for leadership in energy conservation and related environmental performance has never been greater— not only as a means to further our own interests, but as a way to serve the interests of society at large
Sustainable building should provide a range of benefits to developers, designers, engineers, owners and occupants: 1.Reduce the energy, water and other resource consumption as well as land-use and greenhouse gas, 2). Improve the quality of environment while preserving the bio-diversity and ecosystem, 3). Reduce building’s running cost over its entire life cycle, and 4). Develop the occupant and/or user's health, convenience and satisfaction (Wang, Chang, & Nunn,
One of the key aims of sustainable development is to develop the life chances of people. It intends to make the economy consistent at the global level by fostering employability. This paper attempts to testify the causal link between the English language and employability and hence sustainable