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The 'Green Building' concept is gradually gaining momentum in India.

The 'Green Building' concept is gradually gaining momentum in India. Environmental sustainability is the primary purpose of green building. There are five green buildings certified as per the rating system of LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design), developed by the US Green Building Council. Twenty five other building in the country are now registered for such certification. A green building typically applies practices such as harvesting< energy, water and using environment-friendly materials in its design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Environmental benefits

>  Protect bio-diversity and ecosystems

>  Reduce waste streams

>  Improve air and water quality

>  Conserve and restore natural resources

Economic benefits

>  Reduce operating costs

>  Improve occupant productivity

>  Create,expand, and shape markets for green product and services

>  Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Social benefits

>  Enhance occupant comfort and health

>  Minimize strain on local infrastructure

>  Improved aesthetics

>  Improve overall quality of life