Analysing the Impact of Green Building Infrastructure on the Efficiency of Energy and Water Usage Management: A Move towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The twenty first century is the age which has seen environment concerns and its deliberation in various forums from global to grassroots level seeking the solutions. The only ways the world is reaching to, is to adopt sustainable development process as also UN has declared to achieve SDG by 2030.Green buildings are one of the innovative infrastructure development where building architecture ensures that most of the natural environment around a project site is best utilised. The construction material, design and eco practices applied in these buildings help achieve the SDGs of affordable and clean energy; sustainable cities and communities; and climate action. With massive population growth and limited number of resources these buildings would be the key for future ecological sustainability. A significant number of architects and real estate investors have been doing positive work by promoting such concepts. In the present work an attempt has been made to study the green buildings concept in Delhi, Gurugram and Noida, India. The main objectives have been to assess the energy and water consumption and their efficiency in non-residential green buildings. The study also attempted to analyse the perception of the occupants of such buildings. The analysis has shown the environmental benefits of green building to a great extent in both water and energy consumption management. People have accepted that remarkable difference has been observed in green buildings.
Keyword: Green Building, Sustainable Development Goals, Energy Efficiency, Consumption Reduction.
*This paper has important contributions from the Research Team Members, Aryan Aditya , Krishan Kant , Suraj Kumar and Manish Kumar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.