Green Building Architecture | Sustainable Development
Green Building Architecture is not only about using expensive products that minimize the use of electrical power which in turn would save oil and contribute to sustainable development.
There are various design features that are to be incorporated while designing a green building. After designing the building block in a way which offers a comfortable living space along with reduction of power and usage of energy intensive materials; our next step would be towards outdoor planning which is also as important as the planning of the building itself.
Two major processes of Green Building Architecture
- Active Process
- Passive Process
- Use of Solar Photovoltaic Panels
- Wind Energy
- Wave Energy
- Use of Solar Energy
- Use of thick walls
- High ceilings
- Necessity of Parapet
- Cornices in the exterior facade
- Use of Landscaping Elements
- Tall trees
- Shrubs, bushes
- Use of Pergolas
- Construction of Trellises
- Cavity walls
- Rain water harvesting pit
- Installation of Sewage treatment
- Use of natural material
- Use of local materials
- Use of recycled materials
- Bottle houses
- Tyre compound walls
The above mentioned green building features are a key towards successful green building design. Earlier in an article on “CII Green Building”, I have discussed various green features that have been incorporated to make the building sustainable and consume less energy resources for its functioning.
Passive Features have not really been paid attention to in the design of CII Green Building. All the expensive products have been installed to achieve the same that can be achieved with the incorporation of Passive and Active features with minimal expense.
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