By Accommodation Times News Service
The city is set to grow vertically and turn greener as about environment friendly buildings will come up in the next two years. The Noida authority in the last six months has approved buildings layout maps of about 20 eco-friendly structures which have been designed on green concept.
Authority officials said that the construction work of five other green buildings had already been completed. Developers of these buildings had started the construction in 2010. The concept of green buildings that consume lesser energy water and materials is fast catching up in Noida. The demand for such projects is increasing. Apart from being environment sensitive, buyers are also looking at the economical aspect of green building. One of official Noida authority said, if a building design is spproved as green by the Green Rating for International Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) or by the ministry of forest and environment then 5% FAR is given fee as its contribution to the ecology of the area to a large extent. To balance the city’s ecology we had started promoting the green concept six months back. About 20 developers are on way to construct iconic green buildings.
The authority had come up with the green buildings concept in 2010 after amending its norms. In a bid to encourage developers to go for green buildings, the Noida authority gives 5% floor area ratio for free. FAR refers to the ratio between total built-up area and area of land on which the buildings is constructed.