Green design involves finding the delicate balance between the built and the sustainable environment. The residence of our clients are designed around the principles of leaving a lighter footprint on the environment through conservation of resources, while at the same time balancing energy-efficient, cost-effective, low-maintenance products for our construction needs.
The choice of materials is reflected on the criteria that falls under major Green solutions which seek to emulate pre-development site conditions even after construction. (Mud, brick, lime, granite, bamboo, timber, mango, casuarinas.) Local Availability: All the materials used during construction are derived from the site or within 500 miles from the site. Each step of the journey burns transportation fuel. Cutting down on the travel distance, however, greatly lessens the product’s environmental impact. This creates a much smaller carbon footprint for the materials. Carbon Control Low carbon emission: Materials that release very little or no carbon at all during their lifetime are used for construction to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building.
Carbon sequestration: Carbon sequestration is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Materials that store carbon such as Timber, Casuarina and Bamboo are used effectively to equalize the carbon footprint generated by the building and during the process of constructing it.
Reused and Reusable Materials taken from old buildings especially wood and Mangalore tiles are used as they are avoiding further processing which is commonly executed. This greatly contributes to the benefit of decreasing resources and save time, money and energy which is otherwise incurred. Reusable materials such as Bamboo, Mud are also used for the benefit of reusability for new construction building if required.
Cost Efficient: By the clever use of reused and locally available materials a large amount of production, manufacture and transport cost is cut down along with other expenses incurred while using ‘new’ materials.