Green Apartment

People are gradually moving towards living in apartments. There are definite advantages of  a life lived in apartments. When we think of building smart cities, the very first thought that we have is to build clusters of apartments where people can be gradually shifted. Apartment living definitely creates lesser carbon footprint than living in independent houses. Green apartment is nothing but an apartment either in a Green Building or an apartment where one has adopted a number of steps which are helping in resource conservation and energy savings. Our fathers have lived all their lives in independent houses and even, we have spent our childhood in those lovely houses with courtyards and lots of spaces in front and back. Continue reading “Green Apartment”

Glass Facades in Modern Homes

Glass facades were earlier synonymous with the commercial structures and high rise office buildings but today their acceptance is steadily gaining in modern homes as well. Glass facades allow natural light and heat to enter into the structure and thus are an important facets of Green Buildings. However improper fitments and sealing gaps may also let in cold air. Today Glass Facades have become essential part of the Architectural design and based on the orientation of building and zoning pattern, there can be more than one type of glass glazing types being employed in buildings.

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Orienting A Building

Designing a building, ideally is left to professionally qualified architects who are better placed to deal it with. But a learned house or a flat owner would always be benefitted if he or she is exposed to intricacies of building orientation. It is a known fact that buildings should generally be south facing. This not only helps in maximizing Day Lighting but also helps in reducing the glare and mitigating the overheating. A properly oriented building  throughout its life, will keep saving energy and contributing towards reducing the Carbon Foot Print.

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