Green Building Construction for Sustainable Future

H. S. Mehta, Vishal Porwal


Green building construction is relatively new phenomenon in Indian construction industry. With increasing awareness about global warming and climate change movement for sustainable development is gaining force. Indian Government also realizes the need for sustainable construction as its economy is growing at fast pace (7 to 8 percent annually) and that needs a rapid and vast infrastructure development. This paper provides a state of the art literature review on green building construction movement in India. This study provides an overview of green building rating systems, cost & benefits, green design strategies, and discusses their implications for future of sustainable development in India. A need for widespread awareness about sustainable development and capacity building for design, construction and operations of green buildings is realized.

Key Words: Green Buildings, LEED, GRIHA, Intelligent Buildings

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