• 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…

  • Cooling India
  • Mar 15, 2017

While architectural design is influenced by numerous criteria and design philosophies and forms a complex web of design decisions, this article focuses on the parameters that solely define and enhance the energy efficiency of buildings…

  • Cooling India
  • Feb 15, 2017

USGBC announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, a list that highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation.