Environmental activism refers to the coming together of various groups of individuals and organizations that work in collaboration in social, scientific, political, and conservational fields with the main purpose of addressing environmental concerns.
Why do we need these diverse groups to come together for the environmental cause. Why can’t we have a world where everyone is taught to look after the environment. The very fact that, we need “Environmental Activism” to address the environment concerns is a testimony to the sad state of affairs of our world. Post Industrialization, the world had grown at break neck speed having scant regard for environment. There were tell tale signs of degradation of environmental in every city which embraced industrialization. The “SMOG” , “ACID RAINS”, “FLASH FLOODS”, “DROUGHTS” etc have all been the results of us paying little or no regard for environment.
So how do we revive and restore our environment back and pass it on to the next generations in a condition, better than earlier. Environmental activism can work towards restoring our environment. The coming together of like minded groups and individuals with the common cause of nurturing our environment, would be welcomed by many world over.
So what could be the gains arising out of environmental activism. Can we expect a better world where all concerns expressed by the learned environmental scientists gets addressed. I would say we have got ourselves in to such a situation where we are forced to use appliances like air purifier to clean the bad air which we want to breath in. These appliances in turn require energy to get powered thus polluting the very air which one is trying to purify.
Gains from environmental activism would come gradually and some of them may not be visible over ones lifetime. But the efforts to restore the environment to earlier levels, say 5 years hence or 10 years hence, to begin with should continue.
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.”
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 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”
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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