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Green Buildings - Creating the lowest Carbon Footprint Apartments Ever!

Do you know, India’s citizens have some of the weakest lungs, highest rates of asthma and highest mortality rates from respiratory issues of any nation in the world!

India is experiencing an unprecedented construction boom. The country doubled its floorspace in last five year and is expected to add 35 billion m2 of new buildings by 2050. Buildings account for 35% of total final energy consumption in India today, and building energy use is growing at 8% annually. This is just the half truth, the harsh reality is that the buildings even though tagged as GREEN BUILDINGS generate huge amount of carbon foot print. In our study to buildings in Banaglore, the pollution increases to over 40% in morning time in parking areas. So why is it going wrong?

Design Flaws
Most building designed by even leading architect are not designed to handle the peak time movement of cars during morning hours. Most cars while going out use lower gears and waste significant fuel and also generate pollution. This coul…