As a public or a private body, the assets of a building owner are vehicles for delivery of their core areas of work. These assets are expensive to acquire and to maintain. Using quality assurance and enhancement of buildings for efficiency saves money on an ongoing basis, while simultaneously providing a superior environment for its occupants.
Existing buildings need to change with time and adopt better technology. Be it electricity or water bills, or even the comfort of occupants, an existing building can transition to a green building.
Passive Income from Savings
Savings from design features such as overhangs, glass selection and other passive features add up to significant savings over the lifetime of the building. Green buildings are energy efficient, have better water and waste management.
Enhanced Building Performance
Implementation of energy efficient measures, use of renewable sources of energy, having proper daylighting, ventilation, water and waste management systems all contributes in enhanced building performance.
Smart & Intelligent Building Management System
Smart and intelligent BMS helps in optimizing energy usage by installing sensors and automated controls.
Less Carbon Footprint
Greening reduces the carbon footprint of the building by its reduced negative impact on environment.
High Material Efficiency
Greening involves the use of non toxic and low VOC materials resulting into increased health and efficiency of occupants.
Low Maintenance Cost
Green buildings incorporate unique construction features that ensure efficient use of resources such water and energy. This allows users to save on their water and energy bills.
Green buildings are designed to have dedicated facilities for service staff and the building occupants which shows a positive social impact.
Health & Comfort Features
Positive Image & Marketing Goodwill
Greening is an environment friendly initiative and has a positive impact on customers.
In the process of buying a property, people research not just the project, but also the company, the team and who is saying what about them all. This is where the credibility of as many third parties as possible should be on your side. Professional bodies ranking your project higher has a positive impact on your image and goodwill.
Occupant Comfort & Satisfaction
Greening offers occupants comfort visually, thermally and acoustically which leads to increased satisfaction and demand in the market.
High Performing Building Features
Enhanced Asset Valuation & Profits
Greening reduces the cost of construction of the building but increases the value of building.
With a host of additional features that improve the quality of the asset as well as make it perform better and more efficiently, the valuation of the asset is bound to go up. Banks and other financial institutions acknowledge these upgrades and assign a higher valuation to the asset overall and to individual buyers in your project, thereby ultimately increasing the cash flow of the project.
Third Party Endorsements
Greening differentiates you from others and puts you in a highlighted space because of its features.
Playing your own trumpet has its benefits, but having others praise your project is the real test of its quality and value for money. An established green building certification agency gives a rating to projects, and buyers are able to associate the same credibility to your projects.
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
- IGBC Green New Buildings
- IGBC Green Existing Buildings
- IGBC Green Homes
- IGBC Green Healthcare
- IGBC Green Schools
- IGBC Green Resorts
- IGBC Green Factory Buildings
- IGBC Green Interiors
- IGBC Green Service Buildings
- IGBC Green Logistics Parks and Warehouses
- IGBC Green Campus
- GRIHA For Day Schools
- GRIHA For Large Developments
- GRIHA For Existing Buildings
- SVAGRIHA (residential plots)
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
- LEED BD+C
- LEED ID+C
- LEED O+M
- LEED Zero
- GEM Sustainable New Buildings
- GEM Sustainable Existing Buildings
- GEM Sustainable Factory Buildings
Measurement & Verification
Architecture Design Package
Data is used to prove that post construction, the benefits of having green design have been realized.
Interior Design Package
Data is used to prove that post interior fit-outs, the benefits of having green interiors have been realized.
Health & Comfort
Series of analyses to calculate the comfort parameters such as thermal, acoustic and visual comfort for the built environment.
High Performance Buildings
Series of analyses to put to test the performance of buildings. These are key to meeting the objectives set out in the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR).
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