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International Journal of Engineering Research in Computer Science and Engineering (IJERCSE)

Monthly Journal for Computer Science and Engineering

Open Access Journal

International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

Call For Paper : Vol 11, Issue 05, May 2024
A Step towards Sustainable Environment for Better Tomorrow

Author : Laxman Gaikwad 1 Saurabh Deshmukh 2 Asmita Deshmukh 3 Bhavik Bohra 4 Reshma Raskar Phule 5

Date of Publication :7th October 2016

Abstract: Sustainability is a process in which the design, planning and construction are done in such a way that it minimizes the total environmental impact while enhancing user comfort and productivity. This paper mainly focuses on the achievement of CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII Godrej GBC), the first LEED platinum rated building in India, in the field of sustainability with the combination of high tech innovative techniques and efficient resource using methods. The paper describes the effective implementation of the sustainability parameters in the building such as incorporating traditional concepts into modern and contemporary architecture like extensive landscaping, incorporating solar PV systems, indoor air quality monitoring, a high efficiency HVAC system, a passive cooling system using wind towers, high performance glass, aesthetic roof gardens, rain water harvesting, and root zone treatment system which reduces adverse effects of the building on environment. As a result, CII Godrej GBC gasconades a 50% saving in overall energy consumption, 35 % reduction in potable water consumption and usage of 80% of recycled/recyclable material, which is much more as compared to the conventional green building [1]. The paper also emphasizes on how these techniques and methods can be implemented in every commercial or residential building at small or large scale, which will not only improve the present environmental conditions of the country to a large extent but also reduce the exploitation of natural resources.

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