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.
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…]