Sustainable Development and Construction – The Philosophy that guides RS Construction
The classical definition of sustainable development, as quoted from ‘Our Common Future (aka The Brundtland Report; 1987)’, is “…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” This definition underlies two key concepts, namely the concept of ‘needs’, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor and the ‘idea of limitations’ imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.
Sustainable Construction is a subset of sustainable development and has been defined in 1994 by the Conseil International du Batiment (CIB) as “…creating & operating a healthy built environment based on resource efficiency & ecological design.”
Sustainable Building or Green Building?
The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) defines Sustainable Building as one in which the site, design, construction, occupancy, maintenance and deconstruction of the building are accounted for in ways that promote long-term benefits to owners, occupants and society as a whole.
The term ‘green building’ or ‘sustainable building’ in construction or renovation generally refers to minimizing environmental impact and improving efficiency and long-term economic performance of new construction and renovation projects.
RS Construction, is a Brand that has adapted themselves to this Principle of sustainable development keeping the greenery picturesque of the landscape in mind. They have developed their team of professionals for the concerned developmental works in the predicted fields.
Green Rating Systems
Agency’s that rate Green buildings in India are the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA).
It must be mentioned that earning a green rating from these agency’s does not ensure that the building is sustainable- it just ensures that compared to a conventional building, the subject building has lesser environmental impact.
The projects that has been done by RS Construction has been accredited in the Green rating System according to the Indian Perspective. The projects are ecologically viable and environmentally sustainable.
The Cost of Going Green- short and long term benefits:
RS Construction has made it a sure and certain area that the cost for the Green Projects that has been made by them and the others that are in proposed condition has a price range that is economically viable for the affordable. The cost benefit ratio analysis of the concerned task has been designed as per Inter National Standards.
The construction sites of RS Construction shows an easy and a unique combination of Beauty, sophistication and Grenneary.