• Cooling India
  • Jul 15, 2017

The article highlights the effective utilization of BAS for energy saving opportunities related with HVAC system. It is to be understood that not necessarily fully automated BAS system will contribute entirely in energy saving as compared with partially automated BAS, whereas the energy efficiency should be taken into account at design engineering stage and then get the operation excellence through BAS…

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 15, 2017

Building Automation System (BAS) includes aspects of green buildings like efficient HVAC system, lighting, envelope, glass etc, and further enhances the performance of these systems through regular control & monitoring. These aspects interlink energy, buildings and the environment together and converge into green and intelligent building concepts…

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 15, 2017

Comprehensive regulatory framework is needed to ensure that all resource intensive buildings remain resource and energy efficient when in operation. This requires a legal framework for post-construction performance, accountability and transparency to ensure that the buildings remain high performing…

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 15, 2017

Buildings sector possess a significant opportunity to achieve cost effective carbon reductions. An intensive emphasis on conceptual design and life-cycle thinking will be necessary to advance the field, reduce carbon emissions, and train a new generation of engineers. Integrated Design Approach is the key and the way forward where Architects, Engineers and Sustainability experts need to collaborate towards achieve low-carbon built environment.

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 8, 2017

People spend 90% of the time indoors. Therefore, indoor aesthetics, air quality and comfort are of paramount importance to occupants. Thus, when the IMM office was undergoing renovation, HPCL wanted to redesign their interiors considering these key elements. With this vision, HPCL attempted Green Certification under IGBC Green Interior rating program. This rating system was instrumental in providing guidelines and measurable parameters to implement green & sustainable measures in their office...

  • Cooling India
  • Jun 15, 2017

The Government is working on the process of effectively procuring green products on the basis of 'life cycle costs', instead of L1 process followed at present, for government buildings to be built in future...

  • Cooling India
  • Jun 15, 2017

Shanghai Tower, China's tallest and most sustainable super high-rise building, includes several of Johnson Controls' building technologies, contributing to its high energy efficiency...

  • Cooling India
  • Apr 15, 2017

Green building is about reducing operational cost and at the same time increasing human comfort, hence it is a certain fact that even old existing buildings can get benefitted considerably by this concept. Today’s building owners are retrofitting buildings, converting existing buildings into models of sustainability with the aim of reducing the energy bills and increasing the asset value…