Capitalizing on Sustainable Homes to Build a Sustainable Future

Perhaps the idea of constructing environmentally friendly dwellings is novel in today's society. However, green home construction utilizing locally sourced materials has deep roots in many Indian traditions. Numerous regional forms of the building have developed throughout the years, each influenced by local customs and dictated by factors like usage and environment. Bamboo shacks in Andhra Pradesh are only one example; other towns have entire villages constructed entirely out of agricultural debris.

Tracing back...

After quadrupling to 1.37 billion in 2020 from 350 million at India's independence, the situation has shifted dramatically. Modern technologies and materials that speed up the construction process and reduce the cost of maintenance are being rapidly implemented in order to provide adequate shelters at cheap pricing.

Buildings made out of concrete, brick, and glass are extremely long-lasting and simple to put together, but they require extensive mechanical cooling and artificial lighting. This has an effect on the environment as well as the wallet. Is there, then, anything that can be done to fix these problems? The solution rests in expanding the availability of eco-friendly dwellings.

What Do Eco-Friendly Houses Do to Help the Environment?

A green home is one that, from the initial planning stages all the way through to the final refurbishment, employs sustainable building processes and sustainable materials to ensure the highest level of occupant comfort while using the fewest possible nonrenewable resources. It is estimated that a green building can cut energy use by 30–40 percent when compared to a traditional construction. Come on, let's check out how -


Homes built using sustainable materials have a smaller impact on the environment and save money on utility bills. That's because of some special qualities that make for efficient use of raw materials. The use of natural light, recycled metals, solar-powered appliances, etc., are all examples. Lower utility and maintenance costs over time more than makeup for the greater upfront expenditures of development.


Rainwater harvesting systems, motion detectors, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and smart features like energy-saving LED light bulbs are all standard in eco-friendly dwellings. The L-shaped windows used in these structures and dwellings are only one example of how the designers have maximized the benefits of natural light. These methods reduce waste and utility costs simultaneously.

Better quality of life

Some greenhouses have patterns on their roofs or walls that involve plants growing over a waterproofing system. When placed on top of a flat or gently sloping roof, the system collects rainwater, which then drains away, preventing leaks and floods. Enormous swaths of greenery help keep the building's interior at a comfortable temperature and humidity level.

A high ROI

Higher occupancy rates, lower operating costs, and improved health outcomes are the results of superior material efficiency and energy-efficient design. Because of all these benefits, developers and investors can expect high returns on their large home projects. The extraordinary pandemic-induced issues have also increased the preference for investment in economic sectors that can both create jobs and boost green growth. Greenhouses will play a crucial part in making this happen.

What factors led to the meteoric rise of the "green home" movement in India?

India is on the cusp of a commercial and residential real estate boom thanks to the country's burgeoning population and brisk urbanization. However, it's crucial to remember that constructions need a lot of energy and materials. UNEP's Global Status Report found that emissions from buildings account for 57% of all manmade carbon dioxide. Construction in India used up 26% of the country's total energy supply.

At the same time, there is a great deal of trash produced during the building's construction and operation. The Urban Resilience-TERI Report estimates that by 2050, the global urban population would reach 800 million people, further amplifying the problems caused by greenhouse gas emissions from development projects.

Groundwater depletion is still an issue in many Indian cities, including Chennai, Delhi, and Maharashtra. Developers and urban planners have been pushed to consider alternative methods that are equivalent to developing green homes due to the rapid usage of groundwater for building construction and the significant reliance on monsoons for replenishment.

Rising air pollution is one factor driving the demand for environmentally efficient green homes, alongside water scarcity and waste from buildings. And as the year 2020 shown, the lack of daylight and subpar air quality led to higher costs for the professionals who had to stay home during the lockdown. To that end, the notion of 'Green Buildings' has emerged as the most acceptable method for modern India to solve the growing sustainability concerns.

How Mana is changing the face of real estate with its sustainable building standards and norms?

Mana has always been a pioneer in designing and building environmentally-friendly homes in Bangalore. Among its most treasured properties that fall in the eco-friendly home category are - Mana Tropicale, Mana Foresta, and Mana Foliage. While designing homes, Mana ensures the local flora and fauna are conserved and a minimal carbon footprint is left behind.

Here are some of the basic practices that Mana follows while designing the best-possible green homes in Bangalore.

  • Using energy-efficient materials, appliances, and lighting
  • Installing renewable energy sources such as solar panels
  • Designing homes for natural ventilation and efficient heating and cooling
  • Incorporating green spaces and using sustainable landscaping practices
  • Reducing waste through construction methods such as using recycled materials
  • Building homes to meet LEED or ENERGY STAR standards
  • Retaining the trees and greenery in and around the project

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