A STUDY OF WATER USAGE IN THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED GREEN BUILDING IN THE ANDHRA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Sumateja Reddy Vanakuru

Abstract


Water is truly the elixir of life. The Earth’s surface is filled with water by 71.7% but only 3% of this water can be used as potable water. In the Indian cities, the demand for water for domestic use is responsible for a big part of the total consumption, besides industrial use. Buildings are major users of our potable water supply it consumes 20% of the available water. The goal of the Water Efficiency is to encourage smarter use of water, inside and out. The objective of this paper is to highlight the rising need for water conservation and its importance as a part of building design and construction. The study has examined how the International students Hostel in Andhra University is reducing water usage and benefits through its water efficiency measures. To that end, it is hoped that the results of the study would benefit the policy and planning authorities in Andhra University in optimizing the existing water resources for campus development.

Keywords


Water Scarcity, Green Building, Hostel, Benefit, Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures

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