Real Estate Developers Embrace Environment-Friendly Methods of Construction

It is the age of urbanization, an era that is exchanging the greens for concrete. It is a known fact that real estate is the highest contributor to environmental degradation. It is responsible for several factors such as soil erosion, contamination of the soil and a reduction in its quality, fumes and impurities in the air, noise pollution and others. In a recent study conducted by ASSOCHAM, it was made clear that construction activity has a substantial impact on our natural surroundings. Also, real estate contributes towards 20% of water use and 30% of natural material use on a global level. 22 percent of India’s total CO2 emissions.

Real Estate Developers Embrace Environment-Friendly Methods of Construction

Real Estate Developers Embrace Environment-Friendly Methods of Construction

Sensing the need to keep a check on the rising levels of pollution, the government has issued environmental guidelines for construction industry for energy-efficiency and disposal of wastes and effluents. It is high time that we adopted sustainable construction technologies that aim at reducing the industry’s carbon footprints. Use of efficient energy systems, reduction of solid and chemical waste and water conservation are the three main pillars of this futuristic technology. [Read more…]

Green Infrastructure: The Soul of a Smart City

What comes to your mind when you think of a city? Buildings touching the sky, fast moving traffic, well-maintained roads and an uninterrupted chain of facilities, all these facilities that are directed at improving the living condition of the urban population are together known as ‘infrastructure’. The government is continuously trying to improve the infrastructure of cities only to make our lives better.

Green Infrastructure The Soul of a Smart City

However, in a quest to live a better and more comfortable life, one thing that is being damaged is our environment. Because of unplanned development and mismanaged construction, a whole lot of air and water pollution is being generated, simultaneously. To lessen the environmental effects of urban development, the government is trying to concentrate on a new concept called ‘Green Infrastructure’. [Read more…]