The concept of green construction / green building has become a prime concern in construction industry while heading for the sustainable development.
A green building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduce or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on climate and natural environment (WGBC, 2016). Mallikage(2015) states that green buildings increase the efficiency of resources while sustaining natural resources for the future generation and reduce impact on human and environment. Any kind of building can be interpreted in to a green building by managing factors such as energy use, water use, indoor environmental quality and material selection.
It is more important to utilize suitable green building materials for buildings in order to maximize the sustainability of the particular building. Green building materials are highly environmentally responsible because their impacts are considered over the life of the project (Spiegel & Meadows, 1999). Green building materials consist with renewable resources, rather than non-renewable materials.