Green Buildings Could Cut Global Energy Use by 25%
Sustainably designed and constructed buildings which are energy efficient could cut global energy consumption by as much as a quarter, says the architect charged with the task of designing India’s tallest building at Noida near Delhi.
Karan Grover, a strong advocate of traditional Indian architecture and the keynote speaker at a recent conference organised by the Institute of Indian Designers in Bhopal, India, says that buildings consume around 50% of the world’s energy – more than transport and manufacturing put together – and that there is enormous potential for sustainable buildings in cities like Bhopal and Indore to be at the cutting edge of change.
“About 70% of buildings that India needs by 2030 are not built whereas 70% of the building requirement for America is already constructed” Grover is quoted as saying in a report in The Times of India.
“This is the time for change”.
“If we [both India and the world] could design green and energy efficient buildings, we could cut global energy consumption by 25%”.