Green Building

Green Building


A green building is a building that,

in its design, construction or operation,

reduces or eliminates negative impacts,

and can create positive impacts,

on our climate and natural environment.


A built environment has profound impact, positive or negative on natural resources as well as on the occupants of the building. An extensive amount of energy is consumed to construct, power, heating ventilation & air conditioning of the buildings. This energy is mainly generated by burning of fossil fuel that emits CO2, the most widely spread Green house gas. The buildings also emit Green house gas in other ways also like debris in land fill and manufacturing process of construction material.

A green building is one which uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.

Construction sector is growing rapidly in India causing a rapid rise in energy demand.  Buildings alone contribute to about 40% of total Green house gas emission. Thus it is critical to contain energy used and heat trapping emissions produced by buildings to arrest global climate change.

Green building addresses the above concern by effectively reducing carbon foot prints, saving energy and bringing about healthy environmental balance.

EPCO has taken initiative to suggest green practice in existing buildings by adopting proper green techniques to reduce heat gain, water & energy consumption, solid waste generation and by enhancing outdoor lighting, energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of water and solid waste, with objective to reduce pressure on natural resources and thus controlling climate change. 


Last Updated On:27 Sep, 2021