Going green in India

India has received an eco-friendly makeover recently, with a huge rise in green buildings, including hospitals and manufacturing plants, over the past six years.

06/12/2009


In 2003, there was an estimated 20,000 sq ft of green buildings in entire country of India. Today, that number is 245 million sq ft, and it appears to have not reached its peak yet .

The country now has 360 environmentally friendly buildings, which include a Motorola manufacturing unit, a hospital, the Hyderabad Airport, and a Grundfos factory. More than 30 of the buildings have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program, according to the Green Business Centre .

Multiple manufacturing companies are working to make their factories cleaner within the country. At the same time, office building operators are increasing demand for energy-efficient lighting and temperature control, the ability to measure and control consumption of water and power, and sensible building design. It is expected that a rise in green buildings will cut energy use by as much as 50% compared to conventional buildings.

According to the India-based real estate consultancy company Jones Lang Lasalle Meghra , it's expected that in the next three to five years, public awareness on green buildings is expected to rise significantly in the country and there may be an emerging trend of developers charging a premium for eco-friendly buildings. India expects to develop about 110 million sq ft more of green space in the next few years.





No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Integrating electrical and HVAC for energy efficiency; Mixed-use buildings; ASHRAE 90.4; Wireless fire alarms assessment and challenges
integrated building networks, NFPA 99, recover waste heat, chilled water systems, Internet of Things, BAS controls
40 Under 40; Performance-based design; Clean agent fire suppression; NFPA 92; Future of commissioning; Successful project management principles
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me