Green Mantra – What makes a building energy efficient

Energy efficiency has been the most sought-after word in the present times. Developers all around the globe are adopting sustainable approach to achieve energy efficiency. Importance of energy efficiency in a building The existing worldwide mix of energy resources is weighted heavily toward oil, coal, and natural gas. Though estimates regarding the remaining quantity of

IGBC: Committed to Green, Healthier India

IGBC has facilitated over 4.79 billion sq ft of registered green building footprint, thereby enabling India to have world’s second largest registered green building footprint. It also estimates the market potential for green materials & technologies to grow by $ 300 billion by 2025. Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council As per

Building energy efficiency, the sustainable way

Energy efficiency is a multifaceted topic. Here, we discuss the nuances of making a building energy efficient. In present times, energy efficiency has gained momentum in the wake of increasing threat of global warming and accelerated depletion of natural resources due to rapid globalization. This has led the industries to take cognisance of potential benefits

Use of renewable energy: Way to energy efficient buildings

An efficient building is one which conserves energy, reduces unnecessary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and demand for non-renewable resources. Mala Singh, CMD,PEC Greening India The policy making authorities have recognised that demand side actions such as energy conservation and energy efficiency are imperative for India’s energy policy. Implementing a comprehensive approach in the direction

10 energy efficient building materials

Use of the sustainable material is a part of the sustainable development. Here we feature some of the most significant energy efficient building material. Green buildings are ageless in the true sense. Green buildings are referred to as sustainable, intelligent, and reduced ecological footprint buildings. These buildings adopt building materials that increase energy efficiency and

“Price will play a smaller role in decision making”

Going forward, it is essential for the industry to come and work together to create a fairer marketplace where products are evaluated in honesty on basis of their technological advancement. Anandita Kakkar, Deputy General Manager, Kryton Buildmat Co. Pvt. Ltd. The Indian construction chemical market is projected to reach $1,890 million by 2020. What opportunities

Can elevators be energy-efficient?

An exclusive report on innovation in the field of elevators towards achieving greater energy efficiency. Earlier, energy efficiency was not a term associated with elevators, but with the rapid urbanisation in the country and development of smart cities and new infrastructure projects, there is a need for taller buildings with even more efficient and innovative

Indoor Navigation to Connected Building Occupant App

New Honeywell Vector Occupant App lets users easily navigate a building and rate spaces to promote improved comfort using Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity Honeywell has added new capabilities to the Honeywell Vector Occupant App that give occupants more control over their experiences within a building with the swipe of a screen. The most significant

Prefabrication: The Future of Construction in India

“Prefabrication will be a key enabler in mission “Digital India” and play a vital role in all infrastructural development.” ‘Building it brick by brick’ to ‘build it before you build it’, transformative technologies being led primarily by Prefabrication are now beginning to blur lines between the construction and manufacturing sectors in India. Slated to have

Dwyer SMART Air Hood Balancing Instrument

The SERIES SAH SMART Air Hood Balancing Instrument is the most accurate and easy to operate air flow hood available in the market. By using the included hood stand and wireless communications to the handheld, a single operator can balance a branch in less time than traditional balancing teams. Besides being lighter than most traditional