A sustainable industrial growth will influence the cement and concrete industry in many respects as the construction industry has environmental impact due to high consumption of energy and other resources. One important issue is the use of environmental-friendly concrete (“GREEN”) concrete to enable world-wide infrastructure-growth without increase in CO2- emission. Equipping a building with water-saving mechanisms is also a big part of being “GREEN.” Another, probably even more important issue, is the use of more environmental friendly structural designs incorporating more environmental-friendly maintenance/repair strategies which requires less use of resources, reduce energy and CO2-emissions at all phases during the entire service life of a concrete structure. One promising more environmental friendly design strategy includes the use of stainless steel, both as normal reinforcement and as cladding system, to assure a more durable, less maintenance and repair intensive concrete structure. This paper also includes the perceptions in people’s mind about green buildings & their maintenance/ repair strategies. This also shows the increasing demands of green buildings in INDIA.
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