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Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 110-114

Green Buildings

G. Anand1, K.Chiranjeevi2

1Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode 637 215, India.
2Department of Civil Engineering, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode 637 215, India.

Corresponding Author: K.Chiranjeevi


The term "green building" is used to describe buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated, to have a minimum impact on the environment, both indoor and outdoor. Most discussions of green buildings refer to the importance of providing an acceptable, if not exceptional, indoor environment for the building occupants. However, these discussions of indoor environment quality have not included many specific recommendations or criteria for building design, construction, or operation. In addition, rating systems that have been developed to assess the greeness of a building are based largely on design features and are not particularly specific with respect to indoor air quality. This paper reviews the features of indoor air quality that are considered in green building discussions, demonstration projects, and rating systems. These green building features are discussed in terms of their completeness and specificity, and are compared to other guidance on building design, construction, and operation for good indoor air quality. A case study of indoor air quality performance in a green building is presented. This study includes a description of the indoor air quality features of the building and the results of a short-term indoor air quality evaluation of the building involving ventilation and contaminant concentration measurements.

Key words: green building, indoor environment, construction, building design.

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