Sustainable Buildings

Advantages: 

Environmental

  • Globally, buildings are responsible for 40% of final energy consumption and 36% of carbon emission every year, however, it is possible to minimize this use by designing green buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their lifecycle.
  • Around 30% of the energy used by buildings is wasted every year through heat loss and cooling. A green building with an appropriate design reduces this energy waste to almost 0% by means of natural heating and cooling and prevents global temperature increases for future generations.
  • Green buildings can reduce water consumption by 40% every year.
  • Green buildings reduce waste and pollution in their construction and demolition and use renewable energy and local resources instead of fuel.

Economic

  • According to the lifecycle planning and financial calculations, green buildings offer a more economic solution compared to conventional buildings in the long run. The main reason for this is the savings from energy use.
  • Green buildings are capable of increasing the asset value by 7%.
  • The materials used for sustainable building construction have a longer time span and can also reduce the maintenance requirements through the collaboration of architects and engineers.

Social

  • Green buildings increase living standards as they provide better natural light and thermal performance. In fact, it is reported a significant increase in occupant health in green buildings.
  • The indoor air quality increases as green buildings are designed with ventilation solutions, and this enhances employee productivity and the working environment in the offices.
  • The increase of asset value and indoor life standards can also contribute to the local GDP.
  • A sustainable building respects the aesthetics and architectural quality, the buildings can look remarkably different, more resilient, and greener.