Green architecture is an approach to building that minimizes the harmful effects on human health and the environment. The "green" architect attempts to safeguard air, water and earth by choosing eco friendly building materials and construction practices.
- These buildings do not emit pollutant in any way.
- Have a method of recycling waste products.
- Provide healthy environment for people living in these buildings.
- These buildings have ventilation system designed for efficient cooling.
- These buildings use energy efficient lights.
- Bring higher resale value.
- Green buildings are easier to maintain.
- Provides indoor environmental quality enhancement.
During the construction phase the goal is to use the amount of material going to landfills. The idea of green architect emerge when some of the few prominent researchers and architects realized that very soon all the all natural resources are going to run dry. This concern created a need to go green in every sphere of life in buildings, offices, schools. Green building concept has emerged from the need to meet high standards of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. These buildings reduce the energy bills and also provide a healthy environment to live in. These buildings are also popularly known as eco-homes and are very expensive. These buildings are structures which are sited, build, renovated and operated to energy efficient ways and they will have a positive impact over our life cycle.