So today’s world now become a polluted world due to excess use of technology. Now peoples forget that coin always has a two phase, so if technology makes our work easy then it also spoils our environment too. Now a days pollution has become a very serious and big issues. Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either be foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or non-point source pollution.
The Green Revolution refers to a set of research, development, and technology transfer initiatives occurring between the 1930 s and the late 1960 s (with prequels in the work of the agrarian geneticist Nazareno Strampelli in the 1920 s and 1930 s), that increased agricultural production worldwide, particularly in the developing world, beginning most markedly in the late 1960 s.The initiatives, led by Norman Borlaug, the “Father of the Green Revolution,” who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, credited with saving over a billion people from starvation, involved the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, expansion of irrigation infrastructure, modernization of management techniques, distribution of hybridized seeds, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides to farmers.
The term “Green Revolution” was first used in 1968 by former United States Agency for International Development(USAID) director William Gaud, who noted the spread of the new technologies: “These and other developments in the field of agriculture contain the makings of a new revolution. It is not a violent Red Revolution like that of the Soviets, nor is it a White Revolution like that of the Shah of Iran. We call it the Green Revolution.
Buildings account for 8% of the total country’s utilization in terms of power and grow steadily at 11 to 12%/Annum. This rate of growth of energy demand among buildings is much higher than the 6% growth that the electricity sector sees overall.
Most commercial buildings in India have an Energy Performance Index (EPI) of 200 to 400 kWH/sq. m/year. In contrast, buildings in Europe and America have an EPI of less than 150 KWH/sq. m/year.
For uninterrupted functioning, business cannot compromise on their energy needs.
Here are 10 examples of amazing innovations that green buildings certified by the Indian Green Buildings Council (IGBC) have implemented to bring down their energy efficiency and costs significantly.
The five basic principles that define the functioning of a Green Building includes : Sustainable Site, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Material, Waste Management Indoor Environmental Quality.
Here We Present The Top 10 Green Revolutionary Buildings of India :
Solar Air Conditioning I Turbo Energy Limited
About : The first cooling system assisted by ARUN solar boiler has been installed at the office building of Turbo Energy Limited (TEL), Paiyanoor, which is about an hour’s drive from Chennai. TEL is a leading manufacturer and supplier of turbochargers to many Automobile Manufacturers in India. The company has undertaken various green initiatives & has been the first certified auto ancillary company under ‘PLATINUM’ category by LEED USGBC (United States Green Building Council).
Earth Air Tunnels & Passive Cooling I Aquamall Water Solutions, Dehradun :
About : The Earth tunnel air conditioning system (or passive air conditioning system) in Aquamall water solutions makes use of the buildings surrounding environment. The system sucks in air from the outside, which is then sent to the interiors with the use of geothermal cooling.
The IGP office in Gulbarga uses a passive downdraught evaporative cooling (PDEC) system where air passes through a layer of water in the wind tower. This cools down the water and that water is sent to the interiors of the building.
Thermal Storage I TCS Techno Park & Grumdfos Pumps in Chennai :
About : After installing this system, TCS Technopark in Chennai and Grundfos Pumps in Chennai have experienced a huge reduction in peak load in the daytime. This is achieved with the thermal energy systems which collect energy and store it for later use, even months later. This also works inter-seasonally where during winters it uses the solar heat collected in the solar collectors and during summer it uses the cold air conditioning obtained from the winter air.
District Cooling System I RMZ Ecospace, Kolkata
About : With the help of district cooling system RMZ Ecospace uses wasted heat from summer time, through combined heat and power generation units which integrate the production of usable heat and power to run absorption refrigerators for cooling. This method get a high CoP (coefficient of performance) which is more than 6.3.
Radiant Cooling Technology I Infosys :
About : Cooling India magazine, a specialized bi-monthly magazine focusing on the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, focused on the Hyderabad building for being the first of its kind to prove that radiant cooling was more efficient than conventional air-conditioning in India.
The most significant feature of the building is that it is split into two symmetric halves. While one half is cooled by conventional air conditioning, the other half by radiant cooling. All parameters in the two halves – area, number of occupants, orientation, envelope and lighting – are similar and therefore the building is ideally suited for comparing two different technologies. This allowed Infosys to demonstrate the efficiency of the radiant design from the beginning.
Hybrid HVAC System I Olympia Tech Park, Chennai :
About : By effective usage of grey water in the building, Olympia Techpark has been able to meet its heating and cooling requirements. The complex has a dual plumbing line where the treated grey water is used for flushing or irrigation. With a HVAC system they are able to have cool, indoor comfort when it’s hot outside providing a year-round indoor comfort solution.
Green and Solar Reflectance Indexroof in Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi :
About : It is used to cool roof, the Solar Reflectance Index can be used in ‘cool roof’ calculations to demonstrate compliance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a voluntary environmental certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
SRI is a scale from 0 to 100 on which materials that absorb and retain solar radiation (and so become hotter in sunshine) have a lower number, whilst highly reflective materials (which remain cooler in sunshine) have a higher number.
Suzlon One Earth, Pune
With a capacity to accommodate 2300 people, ‘One Earth’ is another building that has received Platinum certification of LEED. The building is built using low energy materials thus, reducing carbon footprint. 90 per cent of the occupied space of the building has access to natural daylight while the exterior of the building uses renewable energy based LED street lighting reducing approximately 25 percent of the total power. The ventilation system consists of jet fans that saves 50 per cent energy by periodically pushing out stale air and bringing in fresh air.
SUZLON ONE EARTH
About : It is a Global Corporate Headquarter which is spread in an area of over 10 acres of land in Hadapsar, Pune, India. The place was created with an idea to bring all the business verticals and corporate services Under one roof, which even after being linked to each other will function independently and will be able to perform their respective needs and requirements independently. The campus has been appropriately named One Earth as Suzlon’s business believes in caring for the Earth; it also highlights the earth’s unique existence and its Eco system. It signifies a combined idea about the planet and reinforces the company’s belief that combined and responsible usage of natural resources are the unique and efficient way to achieve sustainability. Suzlon presently functions in 17 countries One Earth’s occupancy profile includes a 24 x 7 globally shared service along with a strategic ‘think tank’ for all the group’s across all verticals and locations. The campus will also serve as a knowledge and support base for global operations.
RMZ Corporation, Chennai
About : Chennai, the city of temples and music has always been rich with its culture. Equipped with ancient wisdom, long stretch of peaceful beaches. Chennai has been growing at a rapid speed over past few years and has made immense contribution in the field of manufacturing and major technology
The growth of the city can be estimated by observing the increasing demand for available office space. As per the sources the available stock of office space in Chennai was 49.8 mn. sq. ft at the end of 2012, with the average annual absorption within the last 5 years of about 4 mn. sq. ft.
The demand has remained steady but there has also been , an increase in supply in few micro-markets which ultimately resulted in moderately high vacancies. We can estimate the strength of RMZ Corp’s properties and its leasing capabilities by the fact that their properties are occupied wholly occupied and has almost no vacancy.
High Performance Envelop ITC Gardenia, Bangalore
About : Eco-friendly practices in architecture has resulted in a reduction in heat gain to a large extent, thanks to their design, and the hotel has experienced considerable energy savings. The ‘high performance envelope’ design includes cavity walls which has two skins of bricks, with a hollow space in between. This helps in slowly drawing rainwater – or humidity – into the wall. This water is then drained back out through weep holes at the base of the wall system, or above the windows because of this cavity. The final flourish is the way the walls have been decked out with plants, giving it all a very organic feel.
The green building movement continues to gain momentum in India, with the country recently reaching three billion square feet of registered green building space.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of CII, has been instrumental in facilitating this major milestone, which gives India the world’s second largest green building footprint.
Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman of the IGBC, emphasised that reaching this milestone has been possible because green buildings make good business sense.
The IGBC is not stopping there – this Green Building Council plans to help India reach ten billion square feet by 2022.