Recycled content is an important criterion for selection of building material as it reduces the larger negative impact of the construction industry on the environment.
Ashwinder R Singh - CEO-Residential, Bhartiya Urban Limited
Adoption of energy efficient building design technologies and sustainable principles give owners and the environment significant benefits. Gaining full benefit of the implemented principles depends on the knowledge and participation of the consumers. Knowledge transfer from experts to the occupants is necessary through training programs. Provision of tenant guidelines for successful operation of the building is also essential.
Sustainable measures include reducing usage of natural resources, reusing 10 -15% recycled content building materials like blocks, cement, steel, glass, wood-based material for construction and recycling, reusing demolition waste, and optimizing use of steel and cement, and energy efficient equipment with the COP and kW as per ECBC requirement. Energy savings in new green building could range from 20 - 30 % and water savings of 30 - 50%.
|End Use Equipment||Energy Savings|
|Pumps & Aux.||25%|
|Fixtures||Water Saving @ Fixture Level|