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An Approach towards Sustainable Energy Buildings

T R Dakshayani, S. Guru Narayanan


Consumption of energy is relatively high in residential and commercial sectors especially in developed countries. There is a great potential for energy savings in these sectors. Measures for energy conservation are developed for newly constructed buildings and for buildings under refurbishment. However, to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption apart from the standard energy-efficiency methods, innovative technologies should be implemented, including renewable energy. Coherency of standard, modern energy efficiency and renewable options becomes necessities. To approach the idea of sustainable buildings, the present paper suggests a few developmental steps that are needed, regarding energy, water, land and material conservation, together with environmental loading and the qualities of the indoor and outdoor environments.

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