Construction in Nature Versus Nature of Construction

  • Aabshar U. K. Imam
  • M. S. Indu
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 84)


Unplanned urbanization often leads to environmental degradation which is also related to economic development. The present study highlights the contemporary issues arising out of urban environmental degradation such as urban heat islands, air pollution, and sick building syndrome. Solutions are sought through natural habitats found in nature and attempts at their adaptation and implementation are highlighted. Green building concepts are proposed as a viable alternative.


Energy efficiency Green buildings Natural habitats Sick building syndrome Urban heat islands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Regional PlanningIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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