Why we must think of energy efficient life style?
Construction industry in India is growing at a rate of 9.2 per cent per annum as against the world average of 5.5 per cent per annum. The construction industry is also nearly 10 percent of the GDP. It is one of the largest in terms of economic expenditure, use of raw materials and environmental impacts.
Buildings are the nucleus of urban consumption – water, energy and material, and, are also responsible for enormous wastes. Demand for housing and commercial space will escalate in India, and lock up enormous carbon and energy. Already the residential and commercial sector consumes more than a quarter of the total electrical supply usage of the country and major portion of this is utilized in the buildings. Malls, multiplexes, housing conglomerates are springing in cities. An effective environmental management of building provides the opportunity for intensive demand management to reduce overall footprint of urban consumption of water and energy and minimise waste.