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Green Architecture- Advantages and Disadvantages

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Topic: Green Architecture- Advantages and Disadvantages

Green architecture curtails unnecessary consumption of resources amplifying your comfort and quality of life. Moreover with growing awareness of environment, the architects and engineers in Coimbatore have joined the bandwagon to construct green buildings.

Advantages of Green Building:

Cost: There is no significant difference in prices between green structures and regular buildings. Though the upfront expenses are higher, during their usage they save so much energy that the money spent on their creation returns at least 10 folds over the time.

Energy efficiency: Studies proved that structures which are built with wood have lower energy consumption than concrete construction.

Water efficiency: Optimal water consumption is another objective in sustainable buildings. With a view to minimize the wastage of water villas and bungalows in Coimbatore have adopted recycling rainwater and other conserving fixtures.

4.   Material efficiency: Green buildings are built from ecological, renewable, non-toxic, reusable and recyclable materials e.g. cork for floorings, etc.

5.    Temperature Regulation: Building materials like asphalt, concrete, etc. cause urban heat island effect. However, this can be compensated by more green areas around the edifice such as green roofs and rain gardens.

6.   Indoor air and environment quality: Fresh air and improved environmental circumstances create healthy milieu. Moreover, in corporate settings, it improves productivity by enhancing employee attendance. Hence, greater emphasis is put on the aeration or ventilation systems while building eco-friendly structures. 

7.  Maintenance: Green architecture requires less maintenance as natural sources that are used during its construction have longer shelf life.

8.   Elevated Property Value: Eco-friendly buildings have low energy cost but a high sale value due to its sustainable components and almost negligible or zero consumption.

9.  Tax profit: Many tax provisions are in place that promotes green architecture.

10Superior Retail Sales: Using skylights instead of electric lighting gives higher sales with less cost. Thus, green constructions can truly make money.

Disadvantages of Green building:

1.      Air-cooling features: Indoor temperature controlling components don’t exist in green buildings. Moreover, the natural aeration cannot be regulated.

2.      Location: Environment friendly buildings may need correct structural orientation to have proper supply of natural light.

3.      Availability of materials: Green materials are not readily available. Moreover, transportation fees or cost for shipping and handling may be very high.

4.      Time: It takes more time to build a ecological structure. One reason may be due to unavailability of materials.

5.      Green roofs: Green roofs consist of several layers. Plus, they are heavier than simple ones. So a strong structure is required to build this type of roof correctly.

6.      Expenditure: Green architecture is cost-prohibitive. However, with energy saving possibilities it becomes affordable.

Thus, to achieve better results, one must hire a sound architect in Coimbatore that build a dwelling for you considering all the environmental, economic and social advantages and disadvantages listed above.

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