- By the year 2050 it is estimated that residential, commercial and institutional buildings will consume 38% of global energy and release 3800 mega tones of carbon in the atmosphere. Climate change by itself can also precipitate larger energy demand as people seek greater comfort levels in more extreme conditions. The first Government Green building is coming up as the IGP office in Gulbarga, Karnataka. 25 million sq. ft. of green buildings are being constructed all over India and more than 100 buildings have reportedly registered for LEED rating programme. The market for green building materials and products is estimated to reach Rs.15000 crores by 2010.
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Gopal Kumar Mishra