The amount of energy used for maintaining buildings is immense. Conventional buildings may consume up to one-fifth of total energy and are responsible for one-third of total Carbon dioxide emission worldwide. Such buildings use such a large fraction of energy due to lighting, heating, cooling, power, poor insulation, etc., and thus are not as efficient in reducing the amount of energy required for a product or service as technology allows them to be today. Contrary to a normal/conventional building, a green building uses less energy, water, and natural resources, creates less waste, and is healthier for the people living inside.
In a time where the climate is changing so rapidly and Global Warming is getting more and more prominent, the Ratnam Group is coming with the green building concept by Ratnam GARDENBAY as there is an increasing need of concentrating on a Green Home, which is one of the most important and one of the most discussed topics throughout the globe, in the age of global warming and climate change worldwide.
Here are the key benefits of a Green Building compared to a Normal Building:
Extensive environmental benefits:
- A green building always represents the most efficient and least troublesome way of using land, water, and energy resources while ensuring the healthiest likely environment for the occupants. They minimize the consumption of non-renewable resources and the environmental loadings to land, air, and waters.
- They provide improved comfort and well-being for occupants, have lower risk possible, and reduce harmful impacts on the atmosphere. Green buildings use key assets like energy, water, materials, and land more economically than conventional buildings, thus reducing the widespread impact created upon the environment by conventional construction to date.
Green Buildings save money and increase productivity:
- Green Buildings have lower functioning and maintenance costs.
- It is a general belief that a Green Home will cost much more than a Conventional Home, however, Green Buildings yield 10 times as much over the entire life by efficient waste management, using solar energy, reducing water consumption, and material efficiency. Thus, in long run, the financial payback typically exceeds the additional cost of greening by a factor of 4-6 times. The savings in money come from more efficient use of utilities which results in decreased energy bills.
- Green Buildings provide financial benefits that conventional buildings do not. These benefits include energy and water savings, reduced waste, improved indoor environmental quality, greater employee comfort/productivity, reduced employee health costs, and lower operations and maintenance costs.
- Researches have shown that Green building energy savings primarily come from reduced electricity purchases and secondarily from reduced peak energy demand. On average, green buildings are 28% more efficient than conventional buildings.
As we can see green buildings are far better than conventional buildings in every aspect of Indoor Environmental Quality. A green and healthier environment anticipates less illness and therefore reduces absenteeism. So, there is more need to promote the green buildings concept in order to make our earth a healthier planet to live in as it reduces global warming. Considering that these buildings are all-natural, they have a huge return on investment rates and because of that fact, the properties in these buildings sell well.