green buildings for a better future

green buildings for a better future

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Green Buildings for a better Future

What is Green Building?
Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient.

Why do we need Green Buildings?
Globally, buildings are responsible for a huge share of energy, electricity, water and materials consumption.
Buildings account for 18% of global emissions today, or the equivalent of 9 billion tonnes of CO2 annually. The building sector has the greatest potential to deliver significant cuts in emissions at little or no cost.

Green building practices aim to reduce the environmental impact of building.

5 Principles of a Green Building

How to make our buildings green?
#1 Use energy intelligently
#2 Conserve water resources
#3 Keep environment green
#4 Minimize waste and maximize reuse
#5 Promote health and well being of all

We can reduce inherent energy consumption in construction of buildings by using energy efficient raw materials with low carbon foot print and products
This is done by using
materials produced near by
using recycled material
Materials with low VOC to minimize effect on health and ozone layer
Materials with low maintenance and longer life cycle
IQUBX makes such products for interiors which have minimum wastage and are made from 100% recycled aluminium
We can reduce energy use by efficiently using natural or day light
Make new and renovated buildings more comfortable and less expensive to run by reducing air conditioning costs.

Use a mix of renewable and low-carbon technologies to meet buildings’ energy needs.
Wind Turbines can be set up on roof to generate power!
Solar Panels can be set up on roof to generate power as well as heat bath water!

Keeping Our Environment Green
Green landscapes and spaces create reduced need for cooling of buildings in tropical climates
Green landscapes allow water conservation by creating reservoirs
Green cover minimizes heat reflection back to buildings
Green cover also reduces the pollution levels and improves IAQ

Minimizing Waste and Maximizing Reuse

Green buildings are built using fewer and more durable materials and so generate less waste.
Recycled industrial goods such as coal combustion products, foundry sand, and demolition debris are used in their construction.
Composting is done to minimize waste going to the landfill and produce nutrient-rich humus for the soil.
While designing a green building, it is also planned how the waste to be generated on its demolition will be reused.
Building users are trained to reuse and recycle.

Promote Health and Wellbeing

Bringing fresh air inside
Delivering good indoor air quality through ventilation
Avoiding materials and chemicals that create harmful or toxic emissions.

Incorporating natural light and views to ensure building users’ comfort and enjoyment of their surroundings
creating the right indoor temperature so that people are comfortable.

Green Building Certification
Most nations have their own Green building councils. These are supported by World Green Building council (GBC) and give Green building certification.
This certification confirms that a building meets one or more of the following conditions:
Efficient use of energy and water
Protection of the environment

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental design) is a prominent US-based certification agency. It has a point based certification system.

IQUBX products are certified GREENPRO by IGBC, CII


IQUBX is a DIPP recognized startup MSME with very innovative GREENPRO certified Modular Furniture & Interior Systems based in India.
We develop customized solutions for our clients as well.
Please check our website to know about these products and use / recommend them to promote sustainability.
Our products have been certified GREENPRO by Indian Green Building Council, Confederation of Indian Industries, probably the first and the only products to be certified GREENPRO in their categories in the country.