As the Indian Economy is booming there is significant increase in expansion of the cities , the construction sector is at it's full boom with buildings being constructed at intense rate and wish is also leading to huge amount of investment and growth rate opportunity in the construction sector.
The property prices are soaring, so is the increase in capability of the "middle class " citizens to purchase.The growth in population is simultaneously also enhancing the real estate market and making the Poor more Poorer and Rich more Richer.
India is undergoing a massive urban transformation. Every minute during the next 20 years, 30% of Indians will leave rural India for urban areas. At this rate, India will need some 500 new cities in the next two decades. By 2050, it is estimated that urban population will constitute nearly half of the total population in India. The smarter our cities become - the better for humanity,Dhamodaran Ramakrishnan, Director, Smarter Planet Solutions.
According to the ClimateWorks Foundation, the area occupied by buildings in India is expected to quadruple from 25 billion ft2 in 2011 to 100 billion ft2 by 2030.
As the standard of living is increasing the shift from present standard building with easy ventilation and fan will be shifting drastically towards air conditioning if proper energy efficient building standards are not implemented and benefits of it are not explained to general public which will simultaneously also lead to huge carbon footprint and global warming .
Most parts of India has all four seasons where the temperature varies drastically over the season,the water use is a big issue due to the dry seasons and also is the use of air condition due to hot summer wind "Loo".The old housed are switching and get equipped with air conditions to deal with harsh summer and monsoon conditions at a rate of 10-15% a year.
Unfortunately there are only few developers who can provide or construct energy-efficient building due to complicated energy conservation building code therefore demotivating people or investors from going for these type of building.
Indian construction needs to shift towards Energy Efficient Building so that environmental impact of this projected development and growth of cities is as little as possible.
Author: Ajay Pal Singh Chabba/ RESET editorial