DO NOT BUY OR BUILD TO REGRET LATER!
To satisfy the biological requirements of the body and the mind all animals must depend 100% on nature. Animals that are caged or artificially brings up show cruel and violence behavior and lot of unusual behaviors than natural animals.
Same way scientists have confirmed that badly planned living environments can rein our mind.
Millions of new house owners suffer due to bad planning and wrong investment. Can you guess what kind of house may be suitable for you according to your biological demand as well as present socio-economic conditions?
Other than that, due to the bad planning and wrong investment in construction industry following impacts have for our society.
- Sick Building Syndrome
An illness affecting workers in office buildings, characterized by skin irritations, headache, and respiratory problems, and thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, microorganisms, or inadequate ventilation. Also called building sickness.
- Global Warming/Climate change
Global warming and climate change refer to an increase in average global temperatures. Natural events and human activities are believed to be contributing to an increase in average global temperatures. This is caused primarily by increases in “greenhouse” gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
- High cost for Building Operation
- Construction waste
Construction waste is anything generated as a result of construction and then abandoned, regardless of whether it has been processed or stockpiled. It comprises surplus materials from site clearance, excavation, construction, refurbishment, renovation, demolition and road works. There are two types of construction waste:
- Inert construction waste
- Non-inert construction waste
Non-inert construction waste is around 20% of the total and usually comprises bamboo, timber, vegetation, packaging waste and other organic materials. Some of these can be recycled while others are disposed of at landfills. In contrast, inert waste – otherwise known as public fill – mainly includes construction debris, rubble, earth, bitumen and concrete, which can be used for land formation. Materials like concrete and asphalt can also be recovered for construction use
- Low energy efficiency
A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house. In the practice of sustainable design, sustainable architecture, low-energy building, energy-efficient landscaping low-energy houses often use active solar and passive solar building design techniques and components to reduce their energy expenditure.
Only by meeting an expert in green concepts, you can find the proper answer.
WHAT WE DO,
Also we encourage our customers to implement sustainable practices and reduce the negative environmental impacts of their housings over the operational life cycle with addressing for building site maintenance programs, water and energy use, usage of environmentally proffered products and practices for cleaning and alterations, indoor environmental quality and waste management.
In addition, to our every project, a Green Building accredited professional (accredited by Green Building Council of Sri Lanka) remain assigned to the project from the schematic design stage to the construction completion.
GREEN CONCEPTS FOR ECO HOUSING.
Eco housing or sustainable design is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials, reducing building impacts on human health and the environment over the entire life cycle of the building.
- Energy efficiency
“using less energy to provide the same service”. Energy efficiency may apply in simple things such as a changed behavior among management and staff, simple things as HVAC optimization or provide you with insights in underperforming high-energy usage machinery.
- Waste Reduction
It is the process and the policy of reducing the amount of waste produced by a person or a society.
Waste minimization involves efforts to minimize resource and energy use during manufacture. For the same commercial output, usually the fewer materials are used, the less waste is produced. Waste minimisation usually requires knowledge of the production process, cradle-to-grave analysis (the tracking of materials from their extraction to their return to earth) and detailed knowledge of the composition of the waste.
In generally People spent a significant time (on average up to 90% or more) of their time indoors. Hence your indoor air quality and lighting must be perfect for human internal demand. By eco housing techniques you can create that perfect environment.
- Water Conservation
It encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource to protect the water environment and to meet current and future human demand. Population, household size and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used
- Green materials
The opportunities to reduce the environmental and health impacts of our homes span from big decisions, like location, to seemingly small decisions, like paint and light bulbs. The products we use to clean, light, furnish, renovate, and build our homes must be a part of the greening process. Reducing our environmental impacts requires thinking and learning about not just how we use products, but where they came from and where they’re going. Consider factors like:
Energy used to make, ship, and use a product;
The product’s contents and the sources of its raw materials;
Emissions during manufacturing the product and the level and type of toxins in the final product; and The product’s durability (lifespan) and recyclability.
Our GREEN Accredited Professionals can assist developers, building owners, and architects with designing and certifying projects to various SLGBC GREEN standards. Years of experience in building sciences and working with real estate developers, plus our knowledge of the GREEN Certification process allows us to help make valuable decisions early in the design process to offer the maximum cost saving benefits to our clients. Whether it is a new construction project, major building renovation, commercial interior or existing building, Partner can assist you with all of your sustainable building needs.
Standardized GREEN Rating Systems in Globe.
Most of the leading countries have their own green building councils to govern their green rating systems for built environments. The different state councils of these countries follow a standardized green rating system to assess the environmental acceptability of built environments.
Country Rating System
- United States of America LEED
- Australia GREEN Star Rating System
- Japan CASBEE
- United Kingdom BREEAM
- Sri Lanka GREENSL® Rating System
What are the benefits of GREENSL® Rating System certification?
GREEN certified buildings are intended to use resources more efficiently when compared to conventional buildings simply built to code. GREEN certified buildings often provide healthier work and living environments, which contributes to higher productivity and improved employee health and comfort. The SLGBC has compiled a long list of benefits of implementing a GREEN strategy, which ranges from improving air and water quality to reducing solid waste, benefiting owners, occupiers, and society as a whole
GREENSL® Rating System Consulting
Our company provides planning, design and advisory services pertaining to green technologies and the application and implementation thereof. And solutions are tailored to individual home design and retrofitting, residential developments and commercial environments.
Specification, design and technology implementation in line with the new building regulations, Sri Lanka Green Building council (GREENSL® Rating System) advices, is offered to Architects and the industry generally
- Use GREENSL® Rating System either as a general framework or achieve official GREENSL® Rating System certification
- Provide services and tools to assist with GREENSL® Rating System registration, documentation, and certification
- Assist building owners and managers with implementing the GREENSL® Rating System for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance standard in their facilities and provide assessments of building environmental performance
- Develop and implement practical, cost-effective programs for sustainable operations that enhance property value
- and reduce ongoing expenses
- Experienced with integration of GREENSL® Rating System credit requirements in historic structures and unique building types