Seminar on Green Buildings
The Civil Engineering Association organized a Seminar on “Green Buildings” in association with Eco-Club on 1st November 2016 . The Chief Guest of the seminar was Mr. A.Sudhakar, Secretary ICT, Coimbatore Chapter. The speaker initiated the seminar by explaining the objective of green buildings which is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by efficient use of energy, water and other resources. He explained that the building industry will consume 40% of total global energy and release about 3800 megatons of CO2 into atmosphere and they have harmful impact on the nature.
He also stated that a green building is the one whose construction and lifetime operation provides healthiest possible environment, having the most efficient and least disruptive use of the land, water, energy and resources. Green Building is the one that preserves and restores the habitat, which is vital for sustaining life by reducing negative environmental impact.
The speaker highlighted the Construction of Green Building minimizes on-site grading, saves natural resources by using alternative building material and recycles construction waste rather than dumping in landfill. Green Building’s interior spaces have natural lighting, outdoor views while highly efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and low volatile organic compounds like paints, flooring and furniture create a superior indoor air quality. Most of the Green Buildings are designed according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).The speaker also cleared various questions posted by the students.