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Green Building

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GREEN BUILDINGS : TERI SEMINAR
GREEN

J K Dadoo
Secretary (Environment)
Govt. of Delhi

INTRODUCTION
By the year 2050 it is estimated that residential,
commercial and institutional buildings will consume
38% of global energy and release 3800 mega tones
of carbon in the atmosphere.
of
Climate change by itself can also precipitate larger
energy demand as people seek greater comfort
levels in more extreme conditions.
levels
The first Government Green building is coming up as
the IGP office in Gulbarga.
Gulbarga
25 million sq. ft. of green buildings are being
constructed all over India and more than 100
buildings have reportedly registered for LEED rating
programme. The market for green building
materials and products is estimated to reach
Rs.15000 crores by 2010.
Rs.15000

Green Building Concept and Potential in Delhi
The construction sector, particularl, real estate is
particularl real
growing at a phenomenal pace in Delhi. The crucial
issue is whether such construction is customer
friendly.
friendly.
To my mind a green building encompasses the
To
green
following:
- In harmony with the natural features surrounding
harmony
the site.
the
- Minimizes use of toxic and hazardous substances in
inimizes
design, construction, and use of building premises.
design,
Controls air, water and sound pollution through
Controls
efficient technology.
Takes recourse to recycling of waste including
wastewater, waste paper, biodegradable and nonwastewater,
biodegradable waste and electronic waste. Green
biodegradable
architecture implies waste minimization designs and
waste recycling solutions within the building
waste

Uses non-renewable energy sources like solar
Uses
renewable
energy to preserve the environment and ensure
energy savings.
energy
Adopts Rainwater harvesting structures to recharge
ground water during monsoon and its efficient use.
ground
The building sector has the single largest potential
for energy...

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