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”
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.”
Green Buildings might have been a relatively new term for all of us but most of our ancient buildings were based on concept of sustainability. The old buildings used to have architecture which was based on places where the Buildings were located. The dry and hot regions used to have buildings where corridors were used to direct the wind to cool off. Continue reading “Green Buildings – Higher Cost?”
Occupancy or Proximity sensors are automatic scheduling devices that detect motion and turn lights on and off accordingly. We all are aware that lighting constitutes about 15% of the total energy requirement of any typical commercial building. There are many energy efficient ways through which lighting can be controlled to get the desired energy savings. People want lights for different purposes.
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.”