House on a Stream
copyright: Sebastian Zachariah
What Houzz contributors are saying:
According to IGBC and GRIHA , these are the broad categories that qualify a building to be called ‘green’.1. Site selection and planningThe site should preserve all the natural features, such as trees and vegetation, on the site and skillfully integrate them with the architectural design of the building.The building design should use passive architecture techniques, which include orienting the building according to the position of the sun, the placing the windows according to the direction of the wind, and integrating passive cooling methods within the design.Another factor is that the building should take care of the well-being of the construction workers by providing adequate sanitation and safety features that prevent accidents on site.