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Sustainable building technologies

Reddy, Venkatarama BV (2004) Sustainable building technologies. In: Current Science, 87 (7). pp. 899-907.


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The paper addresses certain issues pertaining to the energy, environment, alternative building technologies and sustainable building construction. Brief history of developments in building materials is discussed. Energy consumption in manufacture and transportation of some common and alternative building materials and the implications on environment are presented. Brief details of some of the energy-efficient alternative building technologies developed by ASTRA are provided. Impacts of alternative building technologies on energy and environment are discussed. Some thoughts about utilizing industrial and mine wastes as well as recycling of building wastes for meeting the demand for buildings in a sustainable fashion have also been presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2385

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