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Frenzied growth in real estate and changing lifestyle in Indian cities are inciting resource guzzling. Architects have innovative ideas to build green homes.
Kolkata-based architect Laurent Fournier tells how ceilings can float and why bamboo-reed-mud make more sense than brick-concrete-steel.
The idea of green rating of buildings has taken roots in India. This is in line with the global trend in which the rating tools set benchmarks for green measures for constructing and using buildings to make them sustainable.
The EIA deals with the high impact buildings. It gives a cities a chance to decide if the proposed buildings are needed and if at all how must they be designed to mitigate their impacts.
Green Building Initiatives
This book is designed for those seeking a better understanding of current design and building performance issues. Coverage includes straightforward explanations of how buildings and ecosystems can work together, as well as the sustainability concerns inspiring current regulations.
What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction.