Abstract—Selection of building material is an important issue in building design and construction decision-making and environmental issues need to be incorporated into the evaluation process. Prices vary for different types of green building materials. South Asian Green Building material market has lots of challenges and opportunities ahead. The future prospects are bright, but the South Asian (particularly Indian) customers are yet to get through the Rubicon of opting for Green Building instead of conventional buildings. Greener building standards and the rising energy costs are the market’s main propellants. Unfortunately, enforcement of energy standards is uneven and customers are highly price sensitive. There is tremendous potential for construction of Green Building in India. The main objective to concentrate in Green Building is that, green building has a potential to save 30%-40% energy with reduction of operating cost and enhance good health. Through this report, authors studied the Green Building material market in relation to embodied energy and CO2 emission from building material and analyzed the growth and trend of the materials in South Asian perspective over a period. For analysis authors have considered the city of Ahmedabad in India.
Index Terms—Cost analysis, CO2 emission, embodied Energy, energy efficient and green material.
The authors are with the Energy and Infrastructure, School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Mridu Pavan Chakrabarty and Nitin Lekhwani, "Green Building Materials Market-Growth, Trend and Opportunity: South Asian Perspective," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 278-284, 2016.