The construction industry is one of the leading contributors towards global CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions. According to think tank Chatham House, cement – which is the most consumed resource on the planet after water – is estimated to contribute about eight percent of the world’s CO2 emissions. A 2018 UN Environment report states that the building industry still accounts for a significant 39 percent of total energy-related CO2 emissions. Climate change demands that the building industry adopt greener and sustainable solutions. Vijayadurga Koppisetti, an architect from Hyderabad, believes greener solutions are not only important to safeguard the environment but also the health and wellbeing of the occupant. Every year, four million deaths can be attributed to illness from household air pollution, according to the UN Environment report.  In 2018, Vijayadurga founded Architude, an infra-tech startup to provide green buildings solutions that are affordable and easily adoptable.

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