Thursday, September 4, 2008

Green Building System

Green Building is the practice of increasing the efficiency while ensuring healthy indoor environment for the buildings by minimizing their use of power, water, and materials, thus reducing building impact on the environment and on the limited resources of the planet, through better site selection, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and dismantling - the complete building life cycle.

A similar concept is natural building, which is usually on a smaller scale and tends to focus on the use of natural materials that are available locally. Other commonly used terms include sustainable design and green architecture; however, while good design is essential to green building, the actual operation, maintenance, and ultimate disposal or deconstruction of the building also have very significant effect on buildings' overall environmental impact.

Green buildings are scored by rating systems, such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Green Globes from GBI and other locally developed rating systems.

"Green building means lower overhead costs, greater employee productivity, less absenteeism, and stronger employee attraction and retention. Companies as diverse as Bank of America, IBM, Toyota, Nokia, ITC, Wipro, Maytas, K Raheja Group, Lodha Builders are constructing or have already moved into green buildings. Green is not simply getting more respect; it is rapidly becoming a necessity for corporations. In fact, the owners of standard buildings face massive obsolescence. They must act now to protect their investments. "Building owners are starting to reviews their portfolios to see how green their buildings are.

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Sepctral is brand name in green building consultant and a brand green building services system in India and worlwide.

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