Green building, also known as green construction or sustainable building is a building structure that is “environmentally responsible” and “resource-efficient”. It has the objective to reduce the negative effect of built environment on human health and the natural environment by :
- Efficiently using resources (energy, water, etc.)
- Protecting occupant’s health & improving the employee’s productivity
- Reducing environmental degradation (waste, pollution)
According to a study, green building construction is increasing across the globe as it is more and more viewed as a long-term business opportunity. More and more building owners and developers switch from new building design to a more green building. Green building is hitting the mainstream, therefore, to distinguish themselves, developers focus more and more on designing green building.
Graphic from World Green Building Trends
There are different factors that drive the construction of green building and they vary around the world. Australia, USA and European Countries are mostly influenced by business factors (market & client demand). Singapore, UAE and South Africa are more influenced by regulation (government’s policies) and ethical reasons.
Several green building certification has been established and may attract competitors. One of the most notable are LEED and BREEAM. Below you can discover some buildings that has been awarded with a green building certification.
Taipei 101, Taiwan
This skycrapper is the tallest and largest building of LEED Platinum certification in the world since 2011.
Abad Nucleus Mall, India
This mall is India’s first LEED certified gold-rated green mall.
The University of Texas, USA
This is the first academic building in Texas to receive LEED Platinum certification.
Shearer’s Foods plant, USA
We have here the first food manufacturing plant to receive LEED Platinum status.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, USA
This is the first convention center in the world to have received the Gold and Platinum LEED rating.
There exists thousand of other construction that has been awarded as green building and the number keeps increasing. We are getting more and more involved in fighting against environmental degradation. Shanghai Metal Corporation cares about the future and participate in reducing energy consumption. We offer solar panel that can be designed according to your projects and drawings. We also have eco-friendly material for buildings and we can help you with many types of construction projects. Please feel free to contact us if you need further information. Also follow us on social media to have a quick update of our products.
Ayu P.//SMC editor