These days many builders are moving towards green development methods by using advanced water conservation technology, using insulation materials in walls and doors to conserve energy expenditure and using solar panels on roof to generate clean green energy. Using “green” label is a methodology most companies are following in the modern time. Using less harmful processes and methods for construction is quickly becoming a norm for most developers today who are converting to green building process than using traditional non Eco-friendly counterparts.
Most people may not realize that luxury penthouses and budget friendly 2 bhk flats both offers an ecofriendly and green living options. The first benefit you get from these flats is benefit of population density. In a penthouse of a flat a shared wall is used whereas in an independent house unshared or double walls are used. We all have seen that when a utility is shared, it results in more efficient use of resources like use of public transportation over a car. As in the case of shared wall, the material used to construct a single wall is much less than using it to construct two walls. We can save as much as half the construction material such as bricks, concrete and wood which means less depletion of natural resources and more ecofriendly buildings.
In a residential complex, major utilities are centralized like using central place for hot water heating with eco-friendly methods like solar energy. Using centralized solar energy water heating system saves a lot of electricity which would otherwise be wasted in small water heaters. Benefit of using central air-conditioning and heating methods also results in saving a lot of energy expenses and it also provide efficient cooling and heating solution.
We can maximize the efficiency of these basic necessities used by every flat owner by combining these functions and creating a centralized unit for these utilities thus saving energy and providing an eco friendly green building environment.
Other feature of these nature friendly flats and penthouses is that by designing planned spaces and using common shared stairs a lot of much needed green cover is saved which can be used to develop a park within the residential complex. Flats and luxury penthouses also have a much smaller footprint when we compare them to individual houses built on a same piece of land. The same space can be used to house a greater number of families than a single family on the same piece of land. The more space we save, the more we can use it to create natural environment like community garden and water showers to provide fresh air and scenic environment to the residents.
Developers are also using cutting edge technologies and increasingly pushing towards technological advancements to include environment friendly construction process. The young generation and urban youth are also forcing developers to push towards green residential construction process as many on them prefer to live in a green building.
Many young professional today are aware of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification which is a certificate issued to residential complex using green building initiatives. This certification also encourages residential developers to incorporate use of renewal energy sources in a residential complex, like use of solar panels for electricity generation, using central place for heating hot water with solar energy, treatment of waste water and re using it for watering the gardens. Re-using water not only saves the environment but also helps replenish our underground water sources which are being used at a much higher rate than it is being replenished.