ECO – HOUSING: What, Where n’ Why ?
What is Eco Housing ?
Eco Housing is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use and harvest energy, water, materials, and reduce building impacts on human health and the environment through better siting, design, sustainable construction practices, lowered use of natural resources, operation, maintenance, and removal — the complete building life cycle.
Where and Why is it useful ?
Buildings significantly alter the environment. Different activities like design, construction, extraction, production, maintenance, demolition, disposal of building materials have caused a tremendous impact on our environment and our natural resources over the last few decades. Environmental performance must be balanced against economic performance. So a dire need of identifying environmentally and economically balanced building products, and all the more designing an assessment system focusing on eco-building materials, has surfaced up, which needs to be attended to immediately.
soon we will post articles about green housing activities going around in our country, INDIA
Posted on October 1, 2013, in ARTICLES and tagged Building material, Building Types, Business, Construction and Maintenance, Design, Environment, Green Building, Sustainable architecture. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.