After spending 20 years designing green buildings for others, CG Krishnan decided to practice what he preached. As the Director of LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd, a green building design consultant firm located in Bengaluru, Mr. Krishnan built a sustainable home for his family to lower both their carbon footprint and utility bills.
The home is powered by solar energy and energy-saving lighting that satisfy its energy needs. A rainwater harvesting system that uses 100 percent of the roof area and the use of recycled grey water help the Krishnan family save a significant amount of water. With these resource-efficient features, the Krishnan family is projected to cut its utility costs in half.
Mr. Krishnan hopes others will see the value of building green in India. He believes that green buildings have the potential to transform the country’s residential market as more builders see the benefits of building sustainably. The Residence of Mr. Krishnan has received final EDGE certification from GBCI India.