International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Civil and Environmental Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Inclusion of Green Buildings Concepts in Au-Hub Building, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Musyoki Mwangangi

Abstract: Infrastructure Industry is experiencing a rapid growth in India. India is a country where infrastructure is main hurdle for the growth of Indian businesses. In today's scenario, Buildings which are present already are contributing 45% of worldwide energy use. The Green House gas emissions from these buildings are contributing mainly for Global Warming, Acid Rain and Etc. Our demand on natural and finite resources such as energy, water and building materials can be reduced and our contribution to environmental quality can also be enhanced by incorporating green building principle into the design, construction and renovation. Green buildings are designed and constructed to maximize the whole lifecycle performance, conserve resources and enhance the comfort of occupants. This is achieved by the use of technology such as fuel cells and solar heated water tanks and by attention to natural elements such as maximizing natural lighting, wind and building orientation. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which was formed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2001, has developed a green building rating system that conforms with the LEED certification of the US Green Building Council, which is a globally recognized green building rating system. The IGBC rating system has a scoring system of 100 points for new buildings. These points are divided into various categories, where it is essential for the building to meet the specific requirements to secure points as per the IGBC guidelines. The certification level is as follows: the building must secure minimum 50 points for a certified rating, 60 points for a silver rating, 70 points for a gold rating, 80 points for a platinum rating and 90 points for a super platinum rating. The IGBC rating system is based on modules including sustainable architecture and design, site selection and planning, water conservation, energy efficiency, building materials and resources, indoor environment quality, innovation and development. The primary goal of this research project is to develop a set of parameters to modify the existing AU-HUB building located in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India into a green building. This is achieved systematically by merging different techniques and procedures available and attainable in the prescribed area and using the available technology. It entails an in-depth study on the available literature of green buildings from different scholarly articles around the world and incorporating them considering the location of interest i.e. Visakhapatnam city, Andhra Pradesh, India, as well as the climatic factors and centring the analysis on the IGBC guidelines on green building design to achieve a set of parameters which are then suggested for modification of the building in consideration i.e. AU-HUB Building in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. The results of this research project work are then presented in a systematic manner to provide a reliable comprehensive, useable, adaptable, and user-friendly data feasible for application in any future similar construction endeavours in Visakhapatnam city, India or other locations around the world with similar climatic factors and geographical features.

Keywords: HVAC Systems, Nearly Zero-Emission Buildings, NZEBS, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, SHGC, Visible Light Transmission Air Leakage, Thermal Transmittance Albedo, Solar Reflectance, Emittance

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 1488 - 1504

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