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green building and architecture


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green building and architecture

  2. 2. GREEN BUILDINGS  Green building  Also known as green construction or sustainable building 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.
  3. 3. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:  Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources  Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity  Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation. The successful adoption of green building strategies can maximize both economical and environmental performances of building
  4. 4. GREEN ARCHITECTURE  Green architecture or Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing a building that is in harmony with the natural features and resources surrounding the site. There are several key steps in designing sustainable buildings: specify 'green' building materials from local sources, reduce loads, optimize systems, and generate on-site renewable energy.
  5. 5. This green architecture is a regular cycle that moves around according to the picture shown above.
  6. 6. TECHNOLOGY USED IN GREEN BUILDINGS • The technologies employed in green building are constantly evolving and may differ from region to region, fundamental principles persist from which the method is derived: • Energy Efficiency • Water Efficiency • Materials Efficiency • Indoor Environmental Quality Enhancement • Operations andMaintenanceOptimization and • Waste and Toxics Reduction
  7. 7. The techniques associated with green buildings are measures to prevent soil erosion, water harvesting, reduction in usage of portable water, recycling of waste water and use of world class recycling processes. Onsite generation of renewable energy through power 2.wind power 3.hydro power 4.biomass can significantly reduce the environmental impact of the building. Power generation is generally the most expensive feature to add to a building.