Factors for construction/real estate companies to consider when going green include:
Energy-saving electricity: – Solar energy
Moving away from first-generation energy utilization techniques, i.e. relying on electricity generated by water/coal-fired power plants, today’s real estate sectors could eventually adopt the technique of absorbing energy from the sun, otherwise known as solar energy to generate electricity.
Solar power makes us think of energy efficient techniques in building a home or gated community. equip solar facades on the outside to absorb energy from the SUN, paint interiors with brighter colors to radiate more light with less energy, etc. electricity automatically.
The insertion of solar panels, glass facades equipped with solar panels, solar-powered water heaters and lighting systems and the use of energy-efficient paints inside could really help real estate companies become aware of the Green Earth Revolution by reducing the consumption of electricity and coal-generated electricity.
Water storage: – Rainwater recovery tank
Water shortage, the household problem popularized nowadays, is the major concern of home builders. Against drilling 1000 feet endlessly underground for water and settling fruitless trials, some real estate companies have dusted off the age-old technique of storing water in reservoirs to exploit the requirement of daily necessity. – THE WATER. With the increasing water demand and less adequate resources to meet it, apartment builders have adopted the rainwater harvesting system which can eventually solve the water problem limited to certain qualitative measures.
Rainwater collection tank is a specially paved area on the roof / in the yard of a building to store rainwater or sometimes even a gutter in the garden would help to be a water collection tank . By intensifying this kind of water storage techniques, the builders could give an uninterrupted water facility to the inhabitants, although it depends on the water sources i.e. rainfall in that particular area. With minimal concern for clean water and safety, builders can effectively use this technique to solve water-related problems, especially without relying on groundwater levels.
Use of plastic: – High toxicity levels
Corresponding to the global uproar against plastic use and to be on the path to global warming, “plastic-free environments” are rapidly dotting cities like never before. Plastic, the overuse of which can contaminate groundwater due to its very slow levels of decomposition compared to other materials, can harm the marine population and is seriously hazardous to drinking water. Disposal of plastics in water or on the ground should be avoided due to the high toxicity of their use and manufacture.
Therefore, in an effort to turn to a greener earth, real estate companies need to build their gated communities or any other form of group housing that insists on absolutely “plastic-free” environments. Indeed, obtaining a plastic-free environmental certificate will also be beneficial for increasing sales of apartments or land, is also a major factor for real estate companies to go green.
Planting: – Air purification
“How about residing in the middle of greenery? Wake up and say hello to 75,000 tulips; these are the catch-up lines launched by some of the real estate companies lately in Hyderabad. Having heard the same intentional messages over and over again, it has been proven that real estate has lent hand/earth to sufficient planting necessary for healthy living.
More plantations in the surroundings makes the area protected from pollution, which leads to air purification which is of great concern for giving a quality lifestyle. Against deforestation and concrete landscapes, turning to green scenic landscapes would enable real estate industries to cope with the increasing need for a lifestyle away from the regular bustle – bustle with fresher breath and quality.
Waste management techniques: – Landfills
Probably, the most hectic task facing the contemporary construction world is waste management. Maintaining the garbage dump, known as landfills, has been a difficult task for today’s apartment builders as the surroundings are strewn with concrete blocks leaving no gaps.
In this scenario, allocating a special location outside/inside the townhouse for the dump is definitely a valuable idea. This creates an opportunity to be hygienic and can indeed be useful in biofuel production. Moreover, with the help of plasma, we can even turn waste into gas, which is another advantage of using landfills or landfills. Instead of spewing trash into neighborhoods and leaving the environment less hygienic, dumpsites are more useful methods for real estate companies to exploit the green revolution shift.
In this way, real estate companies can effectively go green by following the strict factors above.
On a final note, although methods such as solar systems and landfill maintenance require more practicality, with the little care real estate companies can easily transition to a greener phase.