Green Construction: The Biggest Change Maker in Real Estate

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Arch. Rajendra Chandorkar, EVP, Architecture & Design, Oberoi Realty

With a billion-plus population, India is the world’s 4th largest country in terms of carbon emissions. Rapid urbanisation has led to a harsh impact on the environment. To remain energy-positive and reduce our carbon footprint, we need to focus on propagating energy efficient methods, use of renewable energy resources, preserving the bounties of nature et al. In real estate sector, since developing a project consumes a lot of natural resources, Green Construction can be the biggest change-maker.

The Green Movement:

Considering the damages already done to our planet, it is imperative that what we choose to build not only lasts a long time but also helps protect the environment. This is the ethos behind the Green Movement which was spearheaded by the British way back in the ‘90s. The movement started with a rating system called BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) which was later adopted by US authorities as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).





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