Energy-Efficient Green Building with Sustainable Engineering of Natural Resources

  • Aesha BhattEmail author
  • Soham Desai
  • Shuchi Gulabani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 30)


The concept of green building is about achieving energy efficiency and cost efficiency. The green buildings are an indication of significant sustainable development and represent the responsibility of users toward the environment. Using natural resources like rainwater, daylight, proper air ventilation, solar power and wind energy, etc. Buildings can be made both, energy and cost efficient. Thus, focusing on the daylight factor, air ventilation and use of clay wall within the construction of the building can help develop a green building. The application of these factors is easy and also helps the environment. Higher the ventilation, the better IAQ is, and having a better IAQ meets the parameters that define green buildings. Using more of the daylight through openings will reduce the use of artificial lights and power consumption. This project has the study of daylight factor, proper ventilation, and the application of clay wall in the modern building. Calculating daylight factor and proper ventilation will help increase the natural lighting, and with the help of clay wall, the temperature inside the building gets reduced by natural cooling. Also, the concept of rainwater harvesting is used to keep the clay wall humid at several time intervals.


Green building Sustainable engineering Energy efficiency Natural resources Clay wall 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Science and Engineering DepartmentMEFGIRajkotIndia

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