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The green building concept is becoming more popular in the Indian real estate market these days. There is a growing trend among prominent developers to adopt eco-friendly building practices.


In the last few years, green buildings have gained in popularity for several reasons. Buildings contribute 40% of global greenhouse emissions. For a country like India, whose real estate demand is increasing exponentially, green building plays a critical role in combating the climate crisis.


In our opinion, it is among the most important needs of the hour that should be addressed and considered.


Considering that the real estate sector accounts for a large part of climate change, it is necessary to build in a more sustainable and eco-friendly manner.


Let's first understand what green building is.

What is a Green Building?

A green building concept can be viewed from a much broader perspective. A green building is generally constructed using recyclable or sustainable materials and equipped with energy-conserving systems that conserve resources and energy.


Compared to traditional construction, "Green Building" ensures minimal negative impacts on the natural environment. Moreover, green homes are low maintenance, cost-effective and self-sustaining.


It is now common for developers to claim that their buildings are green buildings, but how can one recognize a green building? Below are some tips on how to identify a green building.

How to Identify a Green Building?

Make sure the certification is valid.

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) certify buildings as "Green Buildings" based on several set standards. This certificate can be used by home buyers to identify a green building.

Examine construction techniques & systems

The other way to determine if the building is energy efficient is to check the construction process and to take a look at the energy sources and consumption inside the building.


Solar power energy, wastewater recycling and rainwater harvesting systems are just a few things that are evident in the green building, and they also refer to the use of sustainable materials and the use of renewable energy sources.


Do they still use regular building materials?

The homebuyer is able to manually check the materials that are used in the construction of the home in order to determine whether or not it is a green building. AAC blocks, bamboo, rammed-earth, terracotta, and bamboo are generally used to construct green buildings.

From architectural POV

Passive architecture techniques such as daylighting and ventilation are used predominantly in green buildings.


The most crucial factor of building a green building is the comfort and well-being of the users. If you get that, you can say that you live in a green building.

Green building is important to us!

Green building certification standards and ensuring the building is sustainable certainly reflect the developer's commitment to sustainability.


The Shivalik Group has been committed to the development of green buildings over the past several years, and to making the nation a greener place.


  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Dual plumbing
  • Electric charge points for electric vehicles
  • Solar panel backup
  • Waste management system
  • Separate drainage for commercial and residential
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Use of low VOC material
  • Planned layouts with large green spaces 


Above features demonstrate how developers are ensuring direct customer benefits. Shivalik Group provides all of the features. A project named Shivalik Sharda Harmony, is a project that has been given all the features in an effort to make it green and to make it more effective for higher returns on investment.

Join the 21st Century Green Revolution Together


To support and encourage the well being of our environment, Shivalik builds eco-friendly green homes that are environmentally friendly and green.

Shivalik Sharda Harmony, one of our most recent projects, is also a green building and it has achieved IGBC certification.


Let us help you gain a deeper understanding of the better building process by visiting us. Become a part of our green initiative by contacting us and joining us.


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