A wise man once said, “Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans. – George Holland”. We can only grow on this planet by nurturing the growth of our environment. Designing effective green building solutions to conserve water, energy and air purity is one of the major steps towards building a better quality of life. The development of better quality of life on this planet has a direct relation with the growth of a sustainable environment. The infrastructure, architecture, and operation of the buildings in which we live and work are responsible for the consumption of many of our natural resources.
The revolutionary green building solutions that can be adapted to make a change for the betterment of our sustainable lifestyle are modular underground water storage tank to conserve fresh rainwater, movable vertical gardens for edible gardens, aesthetic green walls to improve air quality, green roofs to reduce the heat effect and permeable solutions to control stormwater runoff.
The infrastructural goals of green building requires a holistic approach that considers each area of a building in relationship to the context of the whole building whilst considering the impact on the wider environment and community around it. This requires involvement of expert reality developers, architects or designers, and environment consultants to think creatively, using solutions integration throughout their smart project execution. Harvesting rainwater is one of the acute elements of smart green buildings in developing countries. The in-depth concept of green building will remain undefined without an adequate and effective rainwater harvesting system.
Green buildings can bridge the gap between sustainability and infrastructural development with advanced level of solutions in place to build a better quality of life.
- Reduce operating costs
- Improve occupant productivity
- Enhance asset value and profits
- Optimize life-cycle economic performance
- Enhance occupant health and comfort
- Improve indoor air quality
- Minimize strain on local utility infrastructure
- Improve overall quality of life
- Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems
- Improve air and water quality
- Reduce waste streams
- Conserve and restore natural resources