BE-103 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering Module 4 Detailed Teaching Note

Introduction to Sustainable Engineering Detailed Teaching Note

Sustainable Engineering Study materials may be useful to the staff and students of all the engineering colleges in Kerala

  • Lesson 1 : Green Buildings & Green Ratings

What is Green Building?
       Green building is the practice of increasing the 
efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water, and
materials, and reducing building impacts on human health
and the environment, through better siting, design,
construction, operation, maintenance, and removal —
taking into account every aspect of the complete building
life cycle.

  • What is LEED/GRIHA?

LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building rating program.

In India, it is GRIHA - Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, initiated by TERI

The LEED Green Building Rating System is the internationally accepted benchmark for the design,
construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

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  • Lesson 2 : Energy Conservation in buildings