17 – 18 August 2017: Conference | Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road, Bangalore

17 – 18 August 2017: Conference | Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road, Bangalore

Why build green?

Green building is smart building. Aside from their obvious benefit to the environment, green buildings deliver financial savings, are more comfortable, healthier, return higher productivity rates and have higher resale values.

The environmental impact of buildings

Other finacial benefits

Property value
Green buildings show higher property values and average sale price increases of more than $20 per sq.ft.

Decreased demand on infrastructure
High performing buildings demand less energy and water, which decreases the strain on common resources and allows infrastructure capacity to extend father.

Increased productivity & attendance
productivity gains of 2-10% and a reduction of 35% for absenteeism have been reported.

Improved sales
40% increase in sales reported in buildings that use skylights rather tham electric lighting.

Gas savings
A green built community can result in annual gas savings of as much as $1000 per housedue to proximity to necessary infrastructure.

Investment decision
Leed buildings have an ROI of 15 to 20% Just based on energy efficiency measures.

Environmental benefits of building green

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)

9 to 50% reduction in sickness

9 to 20% reduction in Communicable respiratory diseases

18 to 25% reduction in allergies and asthma

20 to 50% reduction in non-specific health and discomfort

Materials and resources

waste reduction

locally sourced materials and resources

minimized material usage due to durability

renewable resources

natural materials

Site

reduced sprawl

preservation of natural spaces, wildlife habitat and native species

minimized reliance on cars from improved access to infrastructure

reduced soil erosion from sustainable landscaping

minimized light pollution from reduced and optimized lighting

Energy and atmosphere

reduced greenhouse gas emissions

reduced energy consumption

Water

reduced water consumption

water reuse and collection

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