Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.16, Issue 2, 2010; Page No.(181-185)

AN ASSESSMENT OF SOIL SUITABILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF GREEN BUILDING ON FOOT-HILLS OF BILINGERI RANGANA BETA, INDIA

N. Nandini, R. Durgesh and S. Sivasakthivel

Abstract

Green building is a design and construction practice that promotes the economic health and well-being of your family, the community, and the environment. Construction of eco-friendly building depends on the preparation of blocks from nutrient enriched soil. The present study assessed the soil suitability for the construction of green building. Soil samples collected from Billegri Ranganabeta, were analyzed for their suitability for construction of green buildings. All the necessary physico-chemical parameters were carried out including water holding capacity(WHC), bulk density (BD), soil porosity etc,. all the soil samples and their texture comes under recommended range prescribed by IS:1077-1992 and IS:455-1989 for the construction of green building; it indicates the soil from the study area are suitable for the construction of green building.

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