International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Enterprise and Sustainable Development | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 5.9 / 10

A Review of Using the Green Buildings Strategy to Reduce the Effects of Unplanned Urbanization in Bengaluru

Nuthana N | Sushma R [4]

Abstract: Bengaluru (12.9716? N, 77.5946? E), Karnataka, situated at an elevation of 920m from mean sea level is a metropolitan city having a Moderate Climatic condition and also knows as ?City of gardens & Lakes?. Rapid urbanization in Bengaluru has led to significant environmental problems, including air and water pollution, solid waste, and traffic congestion. Unplanned urbanization has resulted in the scarcity of resources, deforestation, traffic congestion, and pollution of air, water, and soil and waste disposal problems. Bengaluru, encircled by a green belt area, has witnessed a significant increase in land prices, making it unaffordable. Cities are responsible for a large percentage of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Water contamination scarcity and urban floods are significant concerns of today in cosmopolitan cities like Bengaluru. Water resource management and flood forecasting systems are crucial for addressing these issues. We have witnessed higher land surface temperatures and Urban heat island effects during both dry and wet seasons in Bengaluru. Sustainable construction, including green buildings, aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, minimize negative environmental impacts through encompassing energy efficiency, recycling of waste materials, and renewable resources and improve residents' quality of life. Deploying renewable energy in India aims to advance economic development, improve energy security, and mitigate climate change. The government has implemented policies and programs to attract investments and create job opportunities in the renewable energy sector. However, the adoption of green building practices in India is hindered by a lack of proper policies, incentives, and communication. The impact of urbanization on the environment and public health in Bengaluru is examined in this paper and Green/sustainable construction is suggested as one of solution put forward to mitigate significant impacts of the unplanned urbanization with data collected from secondary sources.

Keywords: Energy conservation, Green building, Literature review, Storm water management, Urbanization

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 2041 - 2047

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