Green Building Consultancy

'A Green Building creates delight when entered, serenity and health when occupied and regret when departed' – Perhaps this is one of the most inspiring definitions of a Green Building, articulated in the book 'Natural Capitalism'.

Green Building, also called a Sustainable Building, is one in which the design, construction, occupant usage, operation and maintenance are accounted for in ways that promote energy/water/material conservation and preservation of nature while providing healthy, productive and comfortable indoor environment giving long-term benefits to owners, occupants and environment as a whole.

Buildings annually consume more than 30% of the total energy and more than 60% of the electricity used around the world. From the following graph, it is evident that the carbon foot-print of buildings is much higher than that of transportation and even industries in a global scenario.

Green Building practices can substantially reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts through high performance, market leading design, construction and operational practices. Therefore, it is strategically wise that we start constructing our buildings sustainably.

A rating system, based on existing and proven technologies, evaluate environmental performance from a whole-building perspective over a building's life cycle, providing a definite standard for what constitutes a Green Building in design, construction and operation.

At GES, we give Green Building Consultancy for various rating systems like LEED, BREEAM, Estidama, GRIHA, Green Star, Green Mark etc which recognize staunch commitments to sustainability and are Third party verifications of the achievement.

Green Building Advantages at a glance:

Minimal disturbance to landscapes and site conditions preserving the eco-system Use of Recycled and Eco Friendly Materials reducing resource depletion Allows efficient use and re-use of potable water, reducing the water footprint Uses Energy Efficient Equipment to reduce the energy demand Uses Renewable Energy reducing the dependence on grid power. Improves Indoor Air Quality for occupant safety and comfort Reduces energy bills and carbon foot print by having effective controls and Building Management Systems that operates the building efficiently Enhances Daylight & Views increasing the productivity and happiness quotient of the occupants Minimizes waste and encourages the recycling of materials, water and other limited natural resources Provides a clear message to the public on sustainability Promotes sustainable living by institutionalizing a best practice system Creates livable, durable, healthy and productive environment.

As an added benefit, a green design can reduce operational cost and enhance building marketability giving a higher appraisal value. Energy efficiency and resource conservation also play a key role in foreign policy and national security. Less energy spent in the operation of buildings means less dependence on fossil fuels and reduction in Green House Gas emissions.

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