Glass And Green Buildings
Gone are the days where glass is just believed to be a mere material. People nowadays, believe that glass is not just a mere material, but a material of our future world and glass architectural buildings around us portray the same too. Be it in architecture; green buildings, glass seems to be the prime material for visually appealing buildings and India is no more an exception too.
India is on the parade to build energy efficient buildings and many new buildings being built on these days signify the necessity for a greener India. Green buildings are the ones that are analogous to all the normal buildings, but follows environmental friendly features in every nook and corner.
Read on to know more about the green glass wonders in India and how it enhances the sustainability.
What is a Green Building?
A green building is one which incorporates environmental friendly features and might appear the same like other buildings, but with environmental friendly aspects.
Some of the salient features of a Green Building are:
Benefits of Green Buildings
Green buildings can have tremendous tangible and intangible benefits. The immediate and tangible benefit is the reduction in operating energy and water costs from day one. The savings could be 25~40%. Other tangible savings include enhanced asset value. Increased productivity, health & safety benefits form a small part of the intangible benefits.
Role of glass in green buildings
Additionally, some green glasses have self-cleaning properties that automatically cleanses itself and bring out the shine instantly.
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