India, in October 2015, pledged to cut its carbon emissions by 33%-35%, by 2030. Considering that the construction activities also contribute to pollution in various ways, while harnessing natural resources, there is a significant responsibility on the reality sector to address environmental concerns.
Trimurty understanding the need of the hour has long started paving its green share. Many of its projects are IBGC certified, meaning that they adhere to standards that are environmentally friendly.
As compared to a conventional building, a green building –
- Use less water
- Is energy efficient
- Save natural resources
- Generate less waste
- Provide healthier living spaces for its occupants
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Steps to promote clean energy
The use of ‘green’ technologies in construction areas, through on-site and off-site activities, can reduce air pollution. According to KN Rao, director – energy and environment, ACC Limited, there are several measures that can be adopted at construction sites to reduce the carbon footprint, such as:
- Use of occupancy-based control of lighting and air-conditioning.
- Use of low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets and use of composite wood, to reduce indoor air pollution.
- Choosing light colours and reflective materials for the walls, ceilings and floors.
- Use of high-performance plumbing fixtures, for better water management and rainwater harvesting for water conservation.
- Facilitating proper drainage of water by using porous construction materials to raise the water table level.
- Opting for building material brands, which use a high percentage of industrial waste in their products, such as fly ash bricks instead of clay bricks.