Green buildings and infra will ensure environmental sustainability

Green infrastructure brings nature into work for human benefits ranging from economic, social, environmental and health benefits

Akshat Jain New Delhi
Akshat Jain

Akshat Jain

In today's heavily carbonised world, most buildings contribute to harmful emissions instead of environmental sustainability. While environmental sustainability is most commonly expected to come into practice from sustainable business practices, the building sector and infrastructure development also play a significant role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Akin to sustainable business practices, the concept of green building introduces the reduction in carbon emissions from buildings, either from their infrastructural designs or activities happening in the building. 
Here, the term' green building' refers not only to plantation mechanisms in new buildings but also to energy-efficient practices while constructing a building. Nonetheless, the US Environmental Protection Agency or EPA defines green building as: "…the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient

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First Published: Jan 23 2023 | 8:29 AM IST

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