Show simple item record Bombugala, BAWP Atputharajah, A 2013-11-14T16:20:50Z 2013-11-14T16:20:50Z 2013-11-14
dc.description.abstract The construction sector accounts for a large percentage of the world’s total energy consumption and green house gas emissions. One of the effective and intelligent initiatives in infrastructure sector is sustainable development through green building concept. “Green Building” concept is a practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resources-efficient through the building life cycle. Implementing the green building concept can result in reduction of carbon emissions by 35%, water usage by 40%, energy usage by 50% and solid waste by 70%. This paper also discuss the factors to be considered for green building construction and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) assessment method to declare a building as a green building. The unique departure from traditional building model to green model delivers savings in energy cost, reduction in water consumption, reduce in water cycling in green building constructed in Sri Lanka are highlighted in the paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject Green building en_US
dc.title Sustainable development through green building concept in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010) en_US Kandy en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 19-24 pp. en_US en_US en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record