Green building is the practice of escalating on how efficiently buildings use energy, water, and other resources, and reducing their waste and impact on human health and the environment. Furthermore, green building is also fueling interest in green technology and a greater emphasis on recycling and reducing waste. Leveraging on effective green water & waste management and technology will minimise energy and water usage, and reduces environmental concerns.
According to a study by the EPA, commercial buildings account for 18% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. An estimated 30% percent of this energy is used inefficiently. Commercial buildings also generate an astounding quantity of waste and other byproducts that causing impairment to the environment. These buildings are at the forefront of green building because they present opportunities for improvement.
Water treatment programs and waste reducing system are often overlooked in the green building equation. This 2nd Annual Green Tech Asia reviews how effective water and waste management help to achieve key green building objectives and introduces innovative green technology in line with the aim to reduce cost and energy consumption.