Thursday, June 12, 2008

Can Green Homes be Affordable?

Building green homes is becoming popular in India. Civic authorities started this trend by constructing energy efficient buildings. These buildings use energy saving practices like making optimum use of daylight, reusing water and conserving energy. The India Habitat Centre at New Delhi is one such building.

Many private property developers are trying to incorporate these features in their construction. The only hindrance is that the construction material required to build an energy efficient building (special bricks, glazed glass etc) is very expensive. Hence the overall construction cost rises.

Will any technological innovation help in reducing costs for green buildings? Do you know of any property developer who is constructing green homes?