KOLKATA: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Chief Minister of West Bengal expects real estate developers to think green.
Inaugurating the ‘Realty Expo 2008′ organized by Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai-Bengal) at the Science City grounds on Wednesday; he said realty industrialists should concentrate on developing green buildings which make better use of solar energy.
“Global warming is a real threat to the society,” the chief minister said, while explaining the rationale behind the need to have eco-friendly buildings. The government is considering the merits of making rainwater conservation mandatory for developers. “I am in discussions with the municipal affairs minister (A. Bhattacharya) to have rainwater harvesting included in the municipal Act,” Bhattacharjee added.
The green building has already started taking roots in the city, particularly in the IT parks arena. A typical eco-friendly building uses alternative energy sources, such as solar or wind, ensures water efficiency through rainwater harvesting and also has effective waster management systems in place.