Deciding Facades of Commercial Spaces – Glass vs Brick

Facades have replaced the brick and mortar choices in commercial spaces in present times. There have been umpteen justifications in favour and against Brick or Glass facades.  India has typically overall hot climate with seasons classified as winter (December, January and February), summer (March, April and May), a monsoon rainy season (June to September), and a post-monsoon period (October to November). The Glass Facades in India are generally perceived as copy paste of Western Architectural style. In cold climates ideally Glass is a better proposition.  Indian tropical conditions  as Glass traps solar heat and warms up the building’s interiors. Continue reading “Deciding Facades of Commercial Spaces – Glass vs Brick”

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Making Your Sweet Home Cozy

Whether you are living in independent house or in an multi storied apartment, you have always felt the need to optimize your energy bill and make your sweet home cozy. Coziness is a feeling and it comes from relative experience. When you step out from your home in summers, you feel hot outside and when you get back to your home after a long arduous day, cool comforts of your home soothe your nerves, you feel relaxed and after spending your time in your home your feel charged for another day. Continue reading “Making Your Sweet Home Cozy”

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Top 4 Indoor Plants for Apartments

Planning to move to a new abode or have just moved in to a new apartment, in both the conditions, the idea of greening your apartment nowadays is a must on your TO-DO list.  There are plenty of choices that you have in the market today. But the idea of keeping the air clean in your apartment certainly figures right up there in everybody’s thoughts, today. Continue reading “Top 4 Indoor Plants for Apartments”

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Sun Light Calculations

Planning to buy a new flat, independent villa or apartment. There are many points which you ought to figure out before deciding about the location and which floor to zero-in on. There are defined documentation in each state or the country. But there is one important issue which is pan global. The amount of sunlight your apartment will receive.

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Energy Efficiency and Smart Cities

Smart Cities have been defined in many ways. The urban urban migration leading to vertical growth in city landscape is a necessity in any smart city. Smart cities lays a lot of emphasis on Green Building and Energy Efficiency. The concept paper on Smart Cities neatly sums up the energy concerns “Good areas to focus energy efficiency measures would be the building material used, the transport system, sewerage and water supply systems, street lighting, air-conditioning systems and energy consumption in buildings.”

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