Environmental and Energy Aspects of Construction Industry and Green Buildings

L. Kauskale 1 , I. Geipele 1 , N. Zeltins 2 , and I. Lecis 1
  • 1 Riga Technical University, Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics, 6-210 Kalnciema Str., LV-1048, Riga, Latvia
  • 2 Institute of Physical Energetics, , 11 Krivu Str. Riga, LV-1006, Latvia

Abstract

Green building is an important component of sustainable real estate market development, and one of the reasons is that the construction industry consumes a high amount of resources. Energy consumption of construction industry results in greenhouse gas emissions, so green buildings, energy systems, building technologies and other aspects play an important role in sustainable development of real estate market, construction and environmental development. The aim of the research is to analyse environmental aspects of sustainable real estate market development, focusing on importance of green buildings at the industry level and related energy aspects. Literature review, historical, statistical data analysis and logical access methods have been used in the research. The conducted research resulted in high environmental rationale and importance of environment-friendly buildings, and there are many green building benefits during the building life cycle. Future research direction is environmental information process and its models.

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