Sustainable Building Systems- Features and Benefits
Author(s): Seema A. Nihalani, Jayesh Juremalani, and Nazimali Chinwala
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 71st RILEM Annual Week & ICACMS 2017,Chennai,India, 3rd -8th September 2017
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam
Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-190-2 (Set)
Publisher: Published by RILEM Publications S.A.R.L.
Publication year: 2017
Total Pages: 14
Language : English
Abstract: Antique buildings of India state volumes of a civilization that show conviction with the
nature in a spiritual unite. Castles, temples and houses were constructed in accord with nature
and continually with little waste of natural resources. As civilizations developed, buildings
extended high into sky and sky scrapers became a mark of modernism and development. But
somewhere in the way they also turned out to be threat for earth in its natural form. This is
validated from fact that about 40 percent of energy associated emissions are attributed to
buildings globally and 60 % of emissions come from buildings or associated activities. The
solution to this problem is Sustainable Building System. A sustainable building design
attempts to accord a balance between environmental accountability, resource optimization,
and occupant well-being and community thoughtfulness. Sustainable buildings are planned to
decrease total impact of built environment on health of humans and regular environment by:
1. Effective use of water, power and various other resources.
2. Safeguarding health of the occupants and enhancing productivity of employees.
3. Decreasing waste generation, pollution reduction and environmental degradation.
Current paper discusses various features to be considered for design of sustainable
building systems. It discusses a case study of sustainable building system and benefits arising
out of it.
Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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