In 2020, all of us, particularly the younger generation, are becoming a more socially and environmentally conscious group. As millennials and Gen Z enter the homebuying market aware of their ecological footprint, they look for sustainability built in-to their residences. Green features can no longer be considered a niche. Builders in Chennai and across the world are working to embrace the ethos of sustainable living and satiate this growing demand for eco-friendly dwellings. In this regard, sustainability is slowly becoming a key part of every process in the industry.
Sustainability in Design
In general, apartments have a smaller ecological footprint than individual homes. There is now an emerging style of home designs seen in Properties in Chennai, where there is a strong focus on structural durability, energy efficiency, ventilation, etc. Open plan living is also popular amongst modern homeowners as it consumes far less materials while providing the most optimum amount of floor space. Today’s architects even consider designing homes around trees rather than uprooting them from the build site to create interesting dwellings that blend the boundaries of nature and man-made structures.
Sustainability in Material
Since modern homeowners expect fully insulated and energy efficient dwellings, real estate developers are more conscious of picking the right materials. Rather than following the latest trend, the developers now choose materials that best suit the local weather. For instance, cool ceramic or marble flooring is better suited for tropical conditions while hardwood is more popular in temperate homes for its thermal properties.
FSC certified wooden furniture, antique and reclaimed wood fixtures are becoming en vogue by the day. People are also mindful of indoor air-quality and choose to avoid toxic paint chemicals. This has seen a raise in home interiors painted eco-friendly, VOC-free paints.
Sustainability in Energy Consumption
Apartment builders in Chennai must necessarily incorporate rainwater harvesting. But with the more energy-conscious population, modern homes also need to be properly insulated and certified for energy efficiency. Therefore, builders often adopt energy-efficient appliances, HVAC systems, lighting fixtures, etc., in apartments. Automated landscape irrigation is also a common feature in new townships. Some even go to the extent of installing a solar power system.
Sustainability in Amenities
Parks and walkways are another common feature within gated communities. Most properties in Chennai even come with balconies that transform into a beautiful private garden. At Clover, the greenery takes up nearly 70% allocated plot to give the residents a sanguine garden retreat at their doorstep.
Our latest project at Appaswamy is a culmination of all the above sustainable practices. This urban village boasts a low ecological footprint and is designed with a concept of taking responsibility for our role in making a greener future for the next generation. Therefore we’ve placed great emphasis on creating architecture that is both graceful and better for the environment.
Watch this space or keep an eye on our social platforms. The grand reveal of this brand new property is coming up very soon.