Green Buildings of India
Green Buildings of India. As the world is moving towards a greener planet by harnessing renewable energy, constructing green building, rainwater harvesting, greywater treatment system and recycling and waste management, India stands at par with the world with leading examples. Numerous green buildings are constructed with are increasing number of those that are utilizing multiple options of energy use, water management and reducing carbon gas emission.
This article highlights a few of these building among the list of many green buildings in India that are examples for more to come.
CII, also known as Godrej CBC in Hyderabad, is constructed out of recycled material and recycles all the used water without discharging even a single drop. The structure has two AC towers, which reduces the temperature of the incoming air by spraying water thus reducing the load on energy consumption. The roofs are covered with gardens and solar PV, which further reduces the energy consumption
This is the best example of the Green building. Suzlon on Earth at Pune is 100% powered by renewable sources. The 18 hybrid wind turbines fulfill 7% of the total energy consumption, the rest of the energy demand is met from off site wind turbines. The building is all around ventilated and maximum part of the building has access to daylight. The building uses LEDs for the rest of the time. Daylight sensors and occupancy sensors control the power consumption. The building is developed with material that has decreased carbon footprints. Even the basements are equipped with jet fans to circulate fresh air and the campus is designed for water management and contributes towards increased water table level.