Green Homes – Enjoy Luxury ResponsiblyApril 6, 2017

Green Homes - Enjoy Luxury Responsibly

It’s heart-warming to know that builders in Kerala are finally beginning to give importance to matters affecting the world at large. With the threat of global warming staring us in the face and erratic climatic changes taking place everywhere, it’s a big consolation that reputable builders like Artech Realtors amongst some others are giving back to nature a part of its life-giving bounty.

In 2001, India had about 20.000 square feet of green building area, currently however, India boasts of over a billion square feet. This trend shows that the country is more than ready to move forward in the green building movement and the Indian construction industry is finally reaching global standards.

However, one should understand that it’s the buildings themselves that have been emitting about 1/3rd of the greenhouse gas emissions and using up 1/6th of fresh water; this is because buildings are dependent on conventional energy sources as well as being energy inefficient. Till recently, buildings were using up almost 50% of the worlds energy and even if half of this could be saved through incorporation of efficient green designing, it would translate into big savings to both the home-owner as well as the builder.

So if you are looking to buy an apartment or a villa, do remember to check with your builder whether the building is eco-friendly and compliant with various green technologies. The costs of such green buildings are little more than their non-green technology compliant counterparts, but it works out in the long term as a good investment.

Though you may not be an expert, there is nothing to be lost by asking. Some of the questions to ask your builder could include the following:

  • Ask about the materials being used to build the home. You should look for keywords like ‘organic’, ‘non-toxic’ and ‘natural products’. If the answer is yes, then you are on to a gem of a builder and you can be sure of owning a home that will ease your conscience about not adding to the world’s woes.
  • Check the building plan and design to see if it includes sufficient ventilation and lighting; in the long run, proper ventilation would cut down on power consumption needed to cool down the home as well reduce on power usage for lighting up the place. Adequate natural ventilation would also ensure that public and utility places of the building use minimal power.
  • Find out from your builder about the source of energy being used to power the public spaces in your building. The ideal source would be solar power; additionally preference should be given to CFL or LED light sources.
  • With fresh water becoming an increasing source of worry, it’s essential that all building should have an efficient rain-harvesting system with drains collecting run-off from balconies and terraces which can then be used to recharge ground water and for gardening purposes.
  • Recycling grey water, which is essentially water from bathing, cooking and laundry, is another great way of being eco-friendly. This water can be filtered and used for flushing toilets, gardening or for washing cars. Also ensure from your builders that the taps are aerator-fitted as these lead to substantial water conservation.

These simple tips can result in greater energy saving as well as treating mother earth in a responsible way!

RECENT POSTS
ARTECH REALTORS

Artech-Marvel-Pattom

Discovering Your Neighborhood: Pattom, Trivandrum

Looking to invest in apartments in Trivandrum? Your search ends right here in the inviting neighbourhood of Pattom!  Known for… Continue reading Discovering Your Neighborhood: Pattom, Trivandrum

Read More
Tips_for_first-time_homebuyers

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers: How to Find a Credible Developer?

Even though most people will tell you that finding the right location is crucial to homebuying, its worth noting that… Continue reading Tips for First-Time Homebuyers: How to Find a Credible Developer?

Read More

Related Projects

A few of our inspiring projects

Apartments in Trivandrum

Being the state political capital, an educational hub as well as home to Kerala’s largest and rapidly-expanding IT hub, Artech has realized the growth potential of Trivandrum as a prime spot for real estate investment. Artech builders in Trivandrum offer a number of lavish and eye-popping apartment projects located in classy niche areas to inspire you.

More
Information
Apartments in Thrissur

The city built around the base of a 65-acre hillock is steeped in rich cultural and spiritual history. Aside from being known as the cultural hub of Kerala, Thrissur is also known as a major business center. Artech offers Thrissur, one of its finest creations to-date, the Artech Gateway, featuring exclusive lifestyle apartments.

More
Information
Apartments in Kollam

Located on the banks of the scenic Ashtamudi Lake, this ancient city dating back to the biblical times, has a strong commercial reputation. The verdant beauty of this city also attracts many people to set-up homes here. As flats in Kollam are in great demand, Artech Realtors have a number of luxurious projects offering superior homes with amazing blue vistas to its residents.

More
Information
Apartments in Kottayam

Kottayam has always been at the forefront for education and literacy. Aside from this, it’s a peaceful town that thrives on commerce. Artech Realtors have given Kottayam their first taste of high-end luxury living with Artech Rio. The unending views of the surrounding greenery, the meandering river and outstanding amenities makes life in these classy apartments one-of-a-kind.

More
Information
Apartments in Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla, which has earned the moniker the ‘Land of the NRIs’ is situated on the banks of the Pamba and Manimala rivers. With a paucity of suitable homes for the cream of the society, there was a glaring need for luxury flats in Thiruvalla. The blissful Artech Kaazhcha apartments offer an inspiring mix of high-end comfort and luxury.

More
Information

DISCLAIMER

The information provided on this website is meant for general guidance. Though we have taken utmost care on the accuracy of the contents, the customer should make an autonomous assessment of the contents. However, the prospective buyers should rely upon the terms and conditions of the sale and construction agreement between the Builder and the Client.

The visuals of the projects symbolize artistic impression only. The information contained herein including the fittings, finishes, features, floor size and color etc. in the visuals are subject to change. However, the plans & specifications indicated in the Builder and Client agreements are final and we have not authorized anyone to make any oral commitments or promises on our behalf in regard to the plans and specifications of the apartments/projects.

For any clarification please feel free to call +91 9847 600 600 or walk into our offices. Our representatives will always be at your service.