Green Building-How does it work?

Published: 22nd September 2010
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By Loknath Swain

Now everyone is talking about "Green building" and "sustainable development" are the hottest terms in construction right now, but what do all mean, exactly? According to the popular analyze green building is "the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenanc­e and demolition" Proponents say that green building is not only environmentally friendly, but also healthier and more cost-efficient. So what is sustainable development? The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) defines it as development that ensures our use of resources and the environment but doesn't restrict their use by future generations.

There are many of green innovations beyond the home. Schools, corporates and hospitals are getting in on the green, which makes sense ecologically and economically. By improving air quality and temperature control and designing offices to increase natural light and open spaces, they get the bonus of happier, more productive workers. Corporate headquarters are also likely to go green because of the "environmental halo effect" -- when consumers choose a company because it's environmentally friendly.

For corporations, schools and hospitals, "green building" can entail anything from using waterless urinals to creating power . But homeowners who'd like to go green often don't have the big bucks that businesses do. There's a lot to consider, and the costs can make quite a difference in a home's budget. Homeowners can save cash by installing new energy-efficient light bulbs, but how "green" is it and how much "green" can it save? And who says what's green and what isn't?

About iDream
iDream is a International Class Architectural & Interior Design Firm offering its services in India and across the Asia Pacific region through an alliance. Set up in the year 2003, iDream brings together a resource pool of senior industry professionals with over two decades of experience in handling major projects in formats like ‘Design Consultancy’, ‘Project Management Consultancy’ and ‘Design & Build’, across the globe.

Positioned on international standards, the firm’s service deliverables are designed to suit international client requirements and at the same time, aligned to meet their expectations. With an enviable track record of successful projects, iDream today has some of the leading multinationals as its esteemed clients.

One of the fastest growing and sharpest architectural firms in this part of the globe, iDream has in a short span of time, since inception, secured more than 100 projects, expanded operations across 4 cities and executed projects in most major cities in India.

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About Loknath Swain:

Loknath Swain is mumbai based writer and he writers on subjects related to Architects in mumbai and Interior designers in mumbai

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