Central Park is the first green project of Nepal and exemplifies the art of Green Living which is a growing concept in today’s world of environmental consciousness.
Green Building, also known as green construction or sustainable building, is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from design, construction, operation,maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.
Extent of adoption of Green Building practices is measured/accredited through various organizations, US Green Building Council (USGBC) www.usgbc. com being the most widely accepted and highest level of accreditation. USGBC uses the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) green building certification program. LEED ranking is done as Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Central Park is near to achieving LEED certification from US Green Building Council. The Preliminary design assessment has been completed by our consultants EDS, Delhi.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
> Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
> Protecting occupant health and improving productivity
> Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation
> Overall reduction in cost of living in the building
The exact and precise measures adopted by Central Park shall be highlighted in subsequent issues of Clean Initiative.
Over 5 billion sq. ft of construction is registered with LEED green building certification system.
• The green building products market is projected to be worth $30-$40 billion annually by 2010 in US alone.
• Over 91 countries have LEED projects, Central Park is only LEED project in Nepal.
source:clean initiative(newsletter of clean developers pvt. ltd.
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