Sustainable Homes – why every homebuyer is following this green trend?

The concept of green housing gains relevance in the contemporary context due to increased pollution in cities and growing awareness of eco-friendly homes, particularly among millennials. At a time when the entire country is dealing with rising pollution levels, the belief that such houses dramatically lower pollution levels. It is promising a better and healthier living in the future, is gaining traction among purchasers.

Green construction in India has grown dramatically in recent years. The country now ranks fourth in the world for green building. This has been made feasible by millennials looking for ways to live and work in tech-savvy, low-carbon buildings.

Green homes – the future realty

Millennials don’t only want houses; they want green houses built with sustainable materials and a higher emphasis on environmental cleanliness. The belief that green houses dramatically lower pollution levels, assuring a better and healthier living in the future, is gaining appeal among homebuyers. They are cheerfully taking all means to reduce their carbon footprint. The first place they start is at home. And they don’t mind paying extra for the house if it means lower utility expenses in the long run.

Benefits of green homes

Covid-19 has raised awareness regarding the influence a person’s living and working environment may have on their health and the health of their family. We spend 90 percent of our time inside our houses. Green buildings also prioritise the health and wellness of its people, which will eventually help cities become more sustainable and reduce environmental stress, says Atul Goel Ganga, the MD of Goel Ganga Group.

A long term investment
Purchasing a green house is a long-term investment in their families and future generations. This concept encourages young people to invest their money in such green homes.

Green houses, appear to be gaining traction as millennials shift toward more sustainable housing. Goel Ganga Group projects tend to attract millennials since Gen Y investors seek homes that are not only sustainable but also eco-friendly, provide higher returns on investments, minimise recurrent costs, and assure a healthier and better quality of life, states Atul Goel Ganga Pune.

Higher ROI
Real estate investments are undertaken with the goal of maximising profits, but the traditional housing market has remained stagnant for quite some time. Taking lessons from the traditional housing downturn, new age investors are aiming to invest in green homes. When it comes to green homes, the returns on investment are substantial. They are not only sustainable but also long-lasting.

Energy Efficient
The rising cost of power is a major source of concern. As a result, opting green when it comes to house selection might be a wise decision. The developers that are involved in the construction of green houses tend to use renewable energy resources. The design also helps to reduce power expenses to a large amount.

Green houses are also successful in lowering carbon emissions because they use renewable energy resources. In layman’s terms, these dwellings may effectively decrease utility expenditures while simultaneously saving energy resources and lowering carbon emissions.

According to Atul Goel Pune, all the projects of Goel Ganga Group has energy saving projects such as, rain water harvesting, including materials, natural ventilation, and daylighting.

Leveraging technology
Green houses appeal to millennials, who are very interested in technology. The technology utilised in the construction of green homes aids in resource conservation since Gen Y can rely on AI and robots. It helps to remotely manage the use of electrical equipment, saving both time and money.

With the rising impact of industrialisation on the environment, the notion of green housing is progressively making its way into Indian markets. In terms of real estate, India appears to be choosing for sustainable or green structures, but not mandatorily.

Conclusion

Buildings or residences may adopt minor improvements to embrace green design concepts. Occupants can utilise healthier and more eco-friendly materials, such as low VOC paints, install solar panels to boost energy efficiency, and focus on resource conservation by optimising their energy and water consumption. Using energy-saving lighting and equipment can also make a significant impact.

PREPARE Presentation System

Every communication with another person is a presentation. We have been giving presentations all our lives. We start off with only a few presentation tools. As babies, we cry, laugh, gurgle, make faces − but, we get our point across. As we age we add language, knowledge and reasoning. Our presentations become more important as our lives become more complex. Remember how many factors you had to consider the first time you convinced your parents to loan you their car to go out with friends on a Saturday night? No doubt, you prepared thoroughly for this presentation because you really wanted it to work.

The greater the importance and complexity of the presentation, the more thoroughly you need to plan.

If you are going to chat over lunch with a friend, you don’t need to prepare your “presentation” at all, of course. If you are going in front of a potential customer to sell them on what your organization has to offer, you must invest considerable time to make your presentation flawless.

The PREPARE Presentation System is a useful guide whenever your presentation requires elements of planning. The PREPARE steps are applicable to one-to-one, small and large group presentations alike. You may use only some steps for less formal presentations, all steps for the more formal. It is a checklist to help you make sure you will give confident presentations that have the impact you intend.

PREPARE Your Purpose: Audiences are not generic. They can vary widely in terms of information they already know, what they think of you, how they currently operate. Analyze your audience to make sure you are not telling them what they already understand or missing something they need.

Who is your audience? Consider the demographics of your audience. Age, gender, cultural influences, type of business, etc. can make a difference in how your audience receives your presentation.

What is your offer? What are the needs of this audience and what are you offering? Be specific − this is the core that focuses your content.

What do you want your audience to know, think, feel, and do? Address each aspect specifically. You may want your audience to understand the technology you offer. You may also want them to feel excited about and buy a new product. This defines your ideal outcome.

What do they already know, think, feel, and do? This includes identifying any preconceived ideas, skepticism or hidden agendas. This step helps prevent being surprised by your audience.

PREPARE your Persuasion Points: Based on your Purpose, how will you influence them to respond in the way you want?

What information do they need? A common mistake is to overwhelm by giving too much information. What are the most relevant facts, figures, trends, etc. that will give the audience the knowledge they need to understand what you can do for them?

What are the benefits? How will their investment help them be more successful? The audience needs to know what is in it for them.

What examples? Give the audience a clear picture of how others have used and benefited from your offer.

What will the audience lose if they do not choose your offer? Remember the “Got Milk?” ads? You don’t want to be stuck with a dry cookie in your mouth and OH, NO! NO MILK! You NEED that milk! Will your audience be less competitive without your offer? Lose money in the long run? Why do they NEED your offer?

PREPARE Your Presence: Dale Carnegie said “People buy people.” You are the face of your company, product and service to the audience.

Are your visuals easy on the eye and uncluttered? Your visuals should be easily readable from the back of the room. Limit each slide or flipchart page to a few bullets, particularly if you are displaying numbers. Bright colors should be used sparingly and only as highlights. There should be minimal and subtle movement of screens, bullets and objects in PowerPoint presentations. All pictures should be relevant to the topic.

When do you want the audience to focus on the visuals? When do you want your audience to focus on you? When you want the audience to look at your visual, step to the side of it. When you want them to look at you, place yourself front and center, and make eye contact with the audience. If possible, turn off the visual when you want attention on you.

Do your handouts match your visuals? This is particularly useful if your technological tools fail!

Is there space on handouts for note-taking? We process information better when we can put it in our own words. We also learn more as we use more of our senses. Make it easy for the audience to see, hear and write.

Is your body language relaxed and non-distracting? 50% of what we communicate is through body language. Look natural.

Is your tone enthusiastic and engaging? Tone conveys 30% of our message. If you do not sound excited about your offer, no one else will be.

Are your words clear and compelling? Since words only convey 20% of the message, make sure you choose them carefully for maximum impact.

PREPARE Through Practice: Know what your presentation sounds and looks like before you are in front of your audience. Find practice partners who will critique your presentation objectively.

Does your timing allow for your presentation and audience interaction? As with any well-planned meeting, a presentation should begin and end on time.

Will you use notes? Notes that list your key points and indicate timing will keep you on track.

Do your practice partners hear your messages in the way you intend? If there is a chance for the audience to misunderstand, they will. This is a make or break factor.

My next Ezine article will give simple tips to organize your presentation.

2 Ways Living in the Past Can Get You Stuck in the Present

Have you ever wished that things were just as they happened to be once upon a time? Are you in the habit of spending much of your day regretting your mistakes and failures of months or years gone by? You are not alone if your answer is yes.

Millions of people around the globe find themselves in your situation. I must confess that almost every one of us, myself included, would at one moment or the other, find ourselves trapped in this self-defeating habit.

Yes, the condition of constant nostalgia or regret about what went right or wrong in the past is like a trap. It can get you stuck in the present moment in such a way that you’re rendered completely immobile, both mentally and physically. And you and I know that the moment we’re unable to use our mind and our body to do what needs to be done is the moment we begin to suffer lack of achievement and retarded personal progress.

Let me show you two ways in which your inability to let go of the past is undermining your desire to see an improvement in your circumstances – be it career advancement, personal relationships or educational aspirations.

1. Wishing for the return of the good old days will only make you stagnate for the rest of your life.

The basic truth is that the good old days were good only when they were good. If the same conditions of ten years ago were to return to you today, you’d quickly realize how incompatible they are with the current situation.

One reason for this is that humankind and the world in which we live are constantly changing either for the worse or for the better. Our tastes, our desires, our technology and our worldview of today have moved on. So must you.

You don’t want to be seen as old-fashioned or to feel like you’re still where you’ve always been. That is why you need to wake up to the reality of the moment and take advantage of all the positives it has to offer.

Stop allowing the shiny little things of the past to block your view to the wonderful possibilities of the present and the future.

2. Your persistent feeling of regret about what went wrong in the past is never an enabler.

A feeling of constant regret is rendering you incapable of moving forward with your life. The constant worrying is causing you health problems like stress and depression. It is the main cause of your current inability to think straight, plan and execute your life goals effectively.

The only way to begin to make yourself capable of putting your life back in order is to pick and use the useful lessons from your past mistakes and failures and for the last time, get rid of the bitter memories.

As for the good old days, trust me, they won’t feel all that good anymore should they come back today because so much has changed. So be thankful for what life presents to you today and be proud of what you achieved in the past. That’s enough.That’s the way to move forward.