With carbon emission and construction-related pollution becoming major contributors towards the poor air quality in India, the onus lies on the real estate developers to employ sustainable and environment-friendly development practices. It is cost-effective and sustainable.

India's escalating residential sector is one of the highest suppliers to the country's total carbon releases that is to account for 22 percent of India's over-all annual carbon releases. Buildings account for up to forty percent of the whole energy consumption in India, of which housing real estate accounts for over sixty percent of it. Therefore, it is vital to move towards green development for residential projects.

It has further been researched that while the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) was customary in the year 2001, one sustainable building with a floor area of 1,858 sq. m. marked the commencement of green buildings in the country. Currently, more than 2,100 IGBC-certified buildings are known to occupy almost one forty million sq. m (IGBC). Ecologically responsible and resource-efficient buildings in current times have become the most significant part and future of the construction domain in our country. The modern-day architects, builders, developers, end-users and the government have comprehended its requirement and vitality and have taken adequate measures to adopt it at a rapid pace.

Most home buyers are paying close attention to sustainable homes and green buildings by identifying the importance and connection between eco-friendly properties, cost savings, and healthy living experience. Keeping this into consideration, transformation, technological advancements and developments on the sustainable lines are being witnessed in the real estate sector.

Through the new age sustainable mechanisms, the objective is lesser exploitation and judicious utilization of available yet limited resources, use of more recyclable raw materials or semi-raw material with a lower carbon footprint, lower dependence on non-renewal resources and optimum use of renewal resources, to preserve, care and conserve the environment for salubrious lifestyle and posterity.

Moreover, it is imperative to consider that sustainability in the zone of real estate is not just confined to the conservation of energy but also encompasses the usage of resources, it's bearing on the immediate environment and living conditions for dwellers. 

The overall aids of green buildings depend on the degree to which ecological features are addressed in the primary planning and design stage. A green building is most probable to prosper in its objective if sustainable features are envisioned and assimilated right at the beginning.

Benefits offered by going green through sustainable homes-

Health and Wellness Aspects: Various studies indicate that most of the breathing difficulties tend to condense in green buildings. Moreover, greener surroundings are the key to a healthier society.

Environment-friendly: These properties help in saving a huge amount of resources like water and power; usage of renewable resources for construction; waste-efficiency and recycling to name a few.

Amplified revenue: This is advantageous for both end-user and rel estate developers. The additional value of LEED certification is about 2 to 5 percent of the inclusive cost of a building. A developer can charge a premium for the certification of 'Green Building', and the consumer will, in turn, have a greater resale value and greater rental yields.

Condensed costs: Green living entails profitability by saving about thirty to forty percent of the power consumption. Hence abridged electricity bills will, in turn, bring in massive savings.

Conclusively, the idea of green buildings is under the conventional impression of being too expensive to be considered economically feasible, but the costs of green buildings are not higher than regular development projects. Higher construction budgets can generally be evaded by the addition of green design in the project. In addition to that, green buildings deliver an abundance of fiscal advantages too. The resource efficacy offered by green design and technology can lead to a radical cost cut that quickly covers up any surplus project prices and lingers to offer longstanding savings.