Why is the stock of green buildings so low in India?

18 Dec 2019

Despite a spike in the number of rating systems in India, the stock of green buildings remains disappointingly low because there is a persistent misconception among the end-users that green buildings are expensive — they can be only constructed at exceptionally high costs and, therefore, can be afforded only by the affluent. The lack of consumer awareness and the shortage of critical mass of green building professionals only compound the problem further.

Royal Orange County
The Royal Orange County in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation in Pune has been built using sustainable materials, generates 120-kilowatt peak of solar power, has a low-maintenance natural sewage treatment plant to treat 250 kilolitres of sewage, and also a rainwater harvesting capacity of 12 lakh litres.
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Habitat
Sustainable cities
Sustainable design
Sustainable energy use
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