Green Building with Rain Water Harvesting ApproachJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Authors : Latif Shaikh;
Page : 625-629
Keywords : Rain Water Harvesting;
A green building is a structure that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can generate positive impacts, on our health and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our living standard. There are a number of features which included to make a building green: Efficient use of energy, water and other resources Use of renewable energy, such as solar energy, wind energy, biomass. Pollution and waste reduction measures, by re-using and recycling Good indoor air quality Use of materials that are non-toxic, non-hazardous, eco friendly and sustainable Consideration of the environmental parameters in design, construction and operation Consideration of the quality of life of occupants while design, construction and operation A design that enables adaptation to a changing environment Any building can be a green building, whether its a home, an office, a school, a hospital, a community centre, or any other type of structure, by providing features listed above.
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