Construction Technology, Challenges and Possibilities of Low-Carbon Buildings in India

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 11
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Saravanan J, Sridhar M
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Saravanan J, Sridhar M, "Construction Technology, Challenges and Possibilities of Low-Carbon Buildings in India," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 11, pp. 6-11, 2015. Crossref,


Buildings alone are responsible for 38% of all human Green House Gases emissions (20% residential, 18% commercial). It is the industrial sector which contributes the most to Climate Change. But, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is also the sector which presents the most cost effective oppurtunities for GHG (Green House Gases) reductions. According to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, our emissions would have to be reduced by 80% compared to current levels in order not to exceed the Earth’s natural capacity to remove GHG from the atmosphere. Low-Carbon buildings (LCB) are buildings designed and constructed to release very little or no carbon at all during their lifetime. These buildings are buildings which are specifically engineered with GHG reduction in mind. We studied and have presented in our current work, that the different construction practices of such environment friendly Low-Carbon buildings, its existence and Possibilities in Indian Scenerio.



  Low Carbon Buildings, GHG, LCBs in India, Construction methodology, Zero CO2 Emission, Green Buildings.


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