According to an international study on green buildings a full 47% percent of those participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expects to do the majority of their projects (more than 60%) green by 2021. This is a big shift from conventional methods of making buildings. That means builders and population both are now more aware of the benefits that green buildings can bring to them. Add to it the concern of saving the environment. Green buildings are now required more than any time else. We need to save the planet.
Did you know apart from saving the planet and the environment green buildings can also help you save money too? All this is no eyewash business, we are not speaking about long-term gains and hypothetical statistic figures here but some real-life returns coming in from the first year itself. If we speak about the international scenario the international market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years, and demand for green building activity is poised to grow — even to double in some regions. In fact, the report found a 20-point projected jump from those who currently report a majority of green projects.
Chris Nelson, president, Commercial HVAC for Carrier, noted:
As the world’s largest provider of building technologies, we’ve seen the shift toward more efficient, sustainable buildings. The fact is, green buildings provide a triple win — delivering measurable benefits for building owners, occupants and the public from reduced operating costs, improved indoor air quality and reduced energy consumption. The trends uncovered in this report reflect what we’re seeing in our business — building green is good for the public health, the environment, and the bottom line.
India will also soon see this phenomenon taking shape at a large scale very soon. The reason for this is that the cost of making green buildings is lowering, they are cheap to operate. From an integrated facility management company point of view, we are really feeling good about it as green buildings consume less power and are more healthy. They also reduce the wastage and efforts required to maintain them. Improved occupant health and well-being and increased worker productivity. Other social impacts becoming increasingly important to include creating a sense of community and supporting the domestic economy.
All in all, we see a great future for India with green buildings.