Energy Modelling of Buildings in India – Needs solid push.

Building energy modelling, is a field that can be described as computationally very intensive. Not long ago Energy Modelling studies were mainly preserved for the research institutions who generally had lot of computational resources at the disposal. Nowadays there are a large number of Open Source platforms which have arrived in the market and these tools can be employed on Building models with variety of options that an architect or energy modeler can have.   Continue reading “Energy Modelling of Buildings in India – Needs solid push.”

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”

Energy Modelling a Delhi Office Building

Energy Modelling Delhi Office BuildingOpen Office or halls without cubicles had arrived in office layouts over last few years. Quite a few companies have endorsed it for better productivity and also for building office relationships. There will always be strong views in favour and against any idea. Our intention here is not to  debate here further on to the adoption practices for new office layout guided by work culture rather we intend to look at energy modelling of a Delhi Building which is basically single floor setup and for all practical practices has been considered to be shadow free.

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Energy Modelling of an Indian Building

Energy Modelling in India is slowly catching on. Architects are slowly and steadily realizing the benefits which can be derived through Energy Modelling of Indian Buildings or for that matter any Building.  There are various alternative designs which can be applied in a Building to work out most optimized set of options for Energy conservation.   Continue reading “Energy Modelling of an Indian Building”

Energy Simulation is Cheaper to Constructing a Building with Heavy Carbon Footprint.

Energy Simulation of Buildings
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Energy Simulation or Energy Modelling has still not caught the building owners attention. Planners, Architects generally attempt Energy Modelling only with the objective Certification.  But the fact is Energy Modelling can be used for many reasons.  Energy Simulation can inform us about Energy Decisions from the earliest phases itself. Continue reading “Energy Simulation is Cheaper to Constructing a Building with Heavy Carbon Footprint.”

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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