All about green build­ings

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What is a green build­ing: A green habi­tat strives to op­ti­mise de­mand for elec­tric­ity, wa­ter and other nat­u­ral re­sources (dur­ing con­struc­tion, oper­a­tion and de­mo­li­tion). It gen­er­ates elec­tric­ity and re­cy­cles waste on site

What is a green cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: It is a way to val­i­date and rate the fea­tures that have been in­cor­po­rated in a project, by an in­de­pen­dent body. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a vol­un­tary process

What is GRIHA? It is an acro­nym for Green Rat­ing for In­te­grated Habi­tat As­sess­ment. It is a na­tional rat­ing sys­tem for green build­ings in In­dia that has been con­ceived by TERI and de­vel­oped jointly with the min­istry of new and re­new­able en­ergy, gov­ern­ment of In­dia

What is the LEED-In­dia rat­ing? The Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign (LEEDINDIA) green build­ing rat­ing sys­tem is a mea­sure­ment sys­tem de­signed for rat­ing new res­i­den­tial build­ings

Are green build­ings ex­pen­sive? Typ­i­cally, the in­crease in cost of a green build­ing is be­tween 5% and 15%. Since green build­ings help re­duce en­ergy spends sig­nif­i­cantly, the ini­tial in­vest­ment is re­cov­ered within a pe­riod of five years

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