Everyone Deserves a Healthy Indoor Climate

Offices, schools, hospitals and rest homes are – just as homes – intended to provide people with a suitable working, learning and living environment. So it is very important to create a healthy indoor environment and minimise the energy needs of those buildings. Thermal, visual, acoustic comfort and a supply of fresh air are the …

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Effective & Innovative Facade Systems for Residences

Minimalistic and simplistic façade design incorporated with façade systems which are current and energy efficient are paramount factors when dealing with residences. The integrated design approach of combining both aesthetics and functionality helps in developing the architectural form and give rise to an “intelligent skin”. Design firms create SVAGRIHA rating awareness by practically executing Green …

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Energy Conscious Façade

Modern architecture is influenced heavily by commitment towards beautifully designed exteriors and sustainability of the design. Energy consumption in the building sector has grown tremendously over the decade but the pledge to conserve energy along with retaining the aesthetics of the design is gaining momentum. It is a common assumption that sustainable building design is …

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Solar Window System to Reduce Energy Consumption

Renewable sources of energy such as sunlight provide opportunities for conservation of energy in various geographic areas. This type of energy coming from natural resources provides environment friendly energy. As the amount of reserves of fossil fuel decreases, production cost of fossil energy increases. On the other hand, with increase in world population consumption of …

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Future of BIPV

Global market for Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is projected to grow from a current low of US$5B to a high of US$26B by 2022. This represents an exponential growth of 27 per cent CAGR. There appears to be a sudden surge of interest in BIPV. It is not driven by the finite space available for rack …

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Role of Sealants, Foams & Adhesives on Energy Conservation in Buildings

Energy Conservation has gained momentum in recent years. The increasing demand for energy efficiency has influenced the technical development of right construction methodology and usage of right products for façades and windows. Now a days advanced and technically superior innovative solutions are available which are cost effective and facilitate greener buildings with a low carbon …

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Shaping the Future for Tomorrow’s Wellbeing

Mahatma Gandhi once famously remarked, ‘Mother Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed’. Do you know that at the rate of destruction that we are in today, there won’t be any trees left for Koala bears to cling on, no forest for elephants to graze, no ice caps for …

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Cutting Carbon & Cutting Energy

Recent studies have estimated that by 2025 India’s construction market is expected to be the third largest in the world and this could lead to the primary energy demand growing by 2.3 times in the next two decades. Residential and commercial buildings currently account for over 35 percent of the total energy demand, however, the …

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Solar Shading & Ventilation Solutions for Curtain Walls

It is a challenge to fit suitable ventilation or solar shading system to every type of project. Curtain wall systems are one of those new building trends, where standard solutions won’t do. The challenge is to look for a solution using its urge for innovation and creativity. A driven ‘Project team’ focuses on projects like …

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What is Rain Water Harvesting?

The process of accumulation and storage of rain water into a catchment area for further use is known as Rain Water Harvesting. This water can be used for irrigation, cleaning, gardening, indoor heating for houses and other domestic use, it is not suitable for drinking without proper water treatment. With the increase in pace of …

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