The green concepts and techniques in the building sector can help address national issues like water efficiency, energy efficiency, reduction in fossil fuel use in commuting, handling of consumer waste and conserving natural resources. Most importantly, these concepts can enhance occupant health, happiness and well-being.
- Green buildings can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible.
- The most tangible benefits are the reduction in water and energy consumption right from day one of occupancy.
- The energy savings could range from 20 – 30 % and water savings around 30 – 50%.
- The intangible benefits of green new buildings include enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health & well-being of the occupants, safety benefits and conservation of scarce national resources.