GREEN BUILDING Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. OBJECTIVE The objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity. • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation Using renewable energy, recyclable and recycled products is the idea of green buildings. The green building utilize renewable resources, such as passive solar, active solar, photovoltaic equipment, green roofs, rain gardens, and reducing runoff. Why Green Building ? Conventional structure is responsible for 39% emission according to WGBC As per Mazria, USA consumes 48% energy in architectures Five billion square feet goes every year in construction in USA Better working environment with improved productivity Low toxic gas emission through better materials used Less health issue recorded in Green building Low electricity and water bills Long term return on investment FINANCIAL OUTLOOK OF GREEN BUILDING WHY? Growing population Demand for housing and workspace Environmental impact directly and indirectly Personal Health Thinking Money Construction and certification Financial encouragements from the government Real Estate or Monetary value Financial encouragements from the government Loans Rebates Incentives Subsidized purchases on construction material Tax benefits Environmental effectiveness vs costeffectiveness from a societal perspective taken from (ÜrgeVorsatz D., 2007) Hindrances in Green approach Less awareness about the green building Misconception about this approach Higher cost compared to conventional Low materials demand Difficulty in finding the contractors New ways to approach Focus on the long term effect Design to get a decent certification for the building Architects should convince management by cost efficiency Promoting health benefits Longer life cycle Conclusion climate change is real and it affects people everyone has the responsibility to open our eyes in the direction of transforming the way that we perceive the world. The concept of Green Buildings envision a new approach to save water, energy and material resources in the construction and maintenance of the buildings and can reduce or eliminate the adverse impact of buildings on the environment and occupants. green buildings not only lead towards a sustainable construction and environment but it additionally delivers tons of benefits and advantages to the building owners and the users. It contributes towards lower development costs, lower operating costs, healthier indoor environment quality, and boost durability and much less maintenance costs References Leskinen, N., Vimpari, J., & Junnila, S. (2020). A Review of the Impact of Green Building Certification on the Cash Flows and Values of Commercial Properties. sustainability. Sun, C.-Y., Chen, Y.-G., Wang, R.-J., Lo, S.-C., Yau, J.-T., & Wu, Y.-W. (2019). Construction Cost of Green Building Certified Residence: A Case Study in Taiwan. Sustainability. Ürge-Vorsatz D., K. S. (2007). Appraisal of policy instruments for reducing buildings' CO 2 emissions. Building Research & Information. Hawthorne, C. (2019, sep 10). from metropolis archive: Architects pollute . Retrieved from Metropolis OBJECTIVE The objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity. Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.