India Indoors: Earning Credit for Your Low-Emitting Materials
By Linda Brown and Nicole Munoz
The building sector in India is rapidly emerging as a global center for green building construction. The World Green Building Trends 2016 report suggests that environmental regulations, combined with the desire to create healthier neighborhoods and to “do the right thing,” are driving this growth. The greatest growth is anticipated in new high-rise residential construction, mixed-use development and commercial building.
Among the key benefits of this green building boom is the degree to which it can ensure healthy indoor air to millions of India’s people. This promises to be more important than ever in coming years, in light of rising air quality concerns.