[Go-GREEN!]: Getting the Buildings Designed and Dressed in "Green" to become Nature Friendly

WITH THE ONGOING TUSSLE OF THE MANKIND WITH THE MOTHER NATURE IN ALMOST ALL SPHERES OF MODERN LIFE, THE MAN IS HELL-BENT ADAMANT TO RUIN ALL THE GOOD THINGS THE NATURE HAD PRESERVED FOR HIM, THEREBY RUINING ALL THE RESERVES AND VALUE SYSTEMS. THE SAME HAS GONE TRUE FOR ERECTING BUILDINGS ALSO WHERE MAN HAS PUT ENDLESSLY ENORMOUS LOADS OF CONCRETE, STEEL AND MULTITUDES OF DEBRIS ON EARTH'S FACE.

The practices deployed over the period of years aspiring to reach the zenith of his Architectural and Design skills, and not understanding the true importance of saving the grace of the mother nature, the mankind has now put itself in danger of destabilizing the nature's harmony and balancing character. Floods, droughts, green-house gases, ozone depletion, melting of polar ice, etc. are just a very few examples how the mankind has now been at the receiving end.

However, understanding the importance of living in harmony with the nature, a few individuals/ corporates/ organizations have lately started thinking of maintaining the ecological balance going hand-in-hand with the increasing skylines. The concept of Designing and Constructing the 'GREEN BUILDINGS' has become a positive and welcome start.

Acknowledging the importance of Going Green, BRICKS-n-MORTAR.com will essay some valuable webspace writing some stuff on this topic, enabling our readers to understand the basic requirement, necessity and uniqueness in adopting the 'GREEN-BUILDING-REVOLUTION'.





WHAT IS A 'GREEN BUILDING'?

In this first article of this series- "GO-GREEN!", let us first let our readers understand what a green building is?


Wikipedia defines a Green Building as:

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.

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 Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) defines a Green Building as:

A green building uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard building.



In the next article on this "GO-GREEN!" campaign of BRICKS-n-MORTAR.com, we shall discuss the various facts and requirements of green buildings concept vis-a-vis the further developments in this field of Civil Engineering.

Do post your suggestions/ feedback/ contributions to us.


[Filed under "Go-Green, Buildings, Construction, Architecture" category(ies) by Team@Bricks-n-Mortar.com]


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