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Green Building Approach in Sustainable Rural Development

D. Sandanasamy, S. Govindarajane, T. Sundararajan


India has a large section of rural population, which is deprived of basic amenities like health facilities, drinking water, power and housing facilities etc. Unless rural development takes place, there is no real development of our nation. A speedy development of the rural population will only be able to reduce the disparity between rural and urban people of India and thereby minimize migration of people from rural to urban. Proper technologies have to be selected and properly implemented, to facilitate the speedy development of rural population. This paper suggests the ways in which the rural development can be implemented with sustainability and focuses on issues involved in planning and designing the socio-physical environment in the rural context by ways in which negative intervention with immediate environment can be minimized. As a case study, the various data available in rural region of Karaikal were collected and analysed to show the use of sun energy, natural fibers and construction of rammed walls for rural housing are also highlighted.


Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Rural Technology, Sustainable Development, Appropriate Rural Technologies, Case Study.

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