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.”

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”

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”

Proximity Sensors for Energy Efficient Buildings

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.

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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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