Natural lighting, also known as daylighting, is a technique that efficiently brings natural light into your home using exterior glazing (windows, skylights, etc.), thereby reducing artificial lighting requirements and saving energy. Natural lighting has been proven to increase health and comfort levels for building occupants. Daylight is the source of…Continue Reading Methods for Natural lighting in our buildings!
We breath oxygen and exhale carbon-di-oxide (CO2), this is called the respiration process. When we are indoors, the level of CO2 in the air increases due to the respiration cycle. Along with CO2, body odor, moisture and other pollutants within the house make the air inside stale. Breathing stale air is…Continue Reading Is Natural Ventilation Really Exists for Buildings ?
Design trends in nonresidential buildings are increasingly making energy efficiency and environmental friendliness a priority. In few markets is this more evident than in the commercial window and door market. How is the commercial market different from the residential market? The residential market is more directly impacted by building standards,…Continue Reading Eco-Friendly Products in Window and Door Segments
Changing the color of your homes is perhaps the fastest way of bringing in a complete makeover. With the rooms being just the same, repainting your home walls will feel like a completely different space and this, consequently, has been a favorite tool for both homeowners and interior decorators. However,…Continue Reading How does paints can contribute in lower down carbon footprint?
When we make our own home, It is very important to think about the energy consumption for that. When we make home we already decide on all the external fittings and appliances that you would like to install. These might include things like fans, LED bulbs, curtains, cabinets and other…Continue Reading Follow these measures to reduce your Electricity Bill
The push towards green buildings was triggered out of necessity but customers are fast realizing that it will be the best option in the years to come. As the effects of climate change are getting more visible across the globe, developing nations like India are switching to sustainable building engineering.…Continue Reading Residential Buildings Adapting the Sustainable way
22 April is Earth Day. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever. By the end of 2020, global CO2 emissions need to have dropped by 7.6% and continue to fall…Continue Reading Earth Day 22nd April – Importance of protecting our nature amid the Virus spread!
Water scarcity issues are not new in India. Per capita water availability less than 1,700 cubic metre is considered water stressed and the present number in India is 1,545 cubic metre. Water resources ministry predicts water availability could plunge to 1,341 cubic metres in 2025 and as low as 1,140 by 2050.…Continue Reading Need to reduce water use in Construction
The term “Hollow” or “Holes” have an interesting tendency to make many visualize something which is delicate, permeable, weak, flimsy and prone to destruction, something certainly not easily acceptable on the walls of your home! True, but when it comes to Porotherm clay bricks with perforations being an integral element…Continue Reading Why there are Holes in today’s Bricks & Blocks ?
In this challenging time where the effects of the pandemic are being felt in every part of the world, the real estate sector has been widely affected. Countries from all over the world are applying strict and extreme measures to break the chain of CoronaVirus. Currently, India is in the…Continue Reading Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Industry in India
The commercial success in the era where we have to take serious steps towards safeguarding environment is taking wrong twist and turns. The recent awareness about composting the organic waste in decentralized manner has picked up the momentum. As a hungry commercial monster human being is also defying the process…Continue Reading Realty about the Pollutants in composting, Myths and Facts!
When insulating your home, you can choose from many types of insulation. To choose the best type of insulation, you should first determine the following: Where you want or need to install/add insulation The recommended R-values for areas you want to insulate. Installing Insulation The maximum thermal performance or R-value of insulation is…Continue Reading Different Types of Insulation that contribute in Energy Efficiency of the Building
On January the 10, 2020, with the environmental initiatives from INS Chilka, and technical collaboration with Ekam Eco, Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command inaugurated the Wet Waste Processing Station at INS Chilka on the premises of INS Chilka, a unit…Continue Reading India Naval Services Initiative- Organic Waste Management.
Does Single-Use Plastic is the Culprit ? Plastic packaging has pervaded every sphere of human life. From food and cosmetics to commonplace household products, one can hardly get around without finding it involved in some way. Plastic has earned such favour owing to its many qualities. It is water-proof, non-reactive,…Continue Reading Does Single-Use Plastic is the Culprit ?
It is ironic that Holi which is a festival which celebrates nature in all its hues and finery, and also the triumph of good over evil, is today largely celebrated with toxic, unhealthy and deadly chemicals. Industrial dyes are largely used as Holi colours since they are cheaper and often…Continue Reading Impact of the Chemical Colors used during Holi !
For the past decade, sustainable building has been a buzz word for the construction industry. The idea of sustainable building includes and assimilates a variety of different strategies during the design, construction and operation phases of the building construction. And, the use of green building materials signifies one imperative strategy…Continue Reading Adapting the old methods’ in future Construction!
It’s no secret that modern technologies are literally revolutionising every aspect of life. Our construction industry, incessantly being upgraded and updated with latest and modern technology, is one evident example of this. Green building is on the rise, in fact, it is has become a critical part of the world…Continue Reading Conserve Resources In Construction Using Modern Technology
Sustainability in India’s Budget 2020-21: On 1st February 2020, Union Finance Minister Niramala Sitaraman presented the Union Budget for the year 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha. In her Budget speech, Sitharaman mentioned three critical elements of development: aspirational India, development and a caring society. All these are critical part of sustainable development goals. Ministry…Continue Reading The Provisions for Sustainability in Budget 2020-21 !
Most of us think all doors are created equal, but this is one completely wrong notion as they are definitely not. When you start planning the interiors of your new home, you will discover that there are so many types of doors to pick from. When in the process of…Continue Reading Choosing the right sustainable door for our homes !
How much do you really care about your loved one? Are you really concerned about their health and well-being? Do you tend to keep your loved one’s disease free? So this Valentine bring a change to your life. Understand the requirement of fresh air in your life and implement the…Continue Reading Present Fresh air to your Loved ones this Valentine’s Day !
Unquestionably, bringing down indoor temperatures without an air conditioner can be one hard-hitting task. But, think of our older generations; they used simple methods to stay cool during the summers which worked wonders. And yes, we need to acknowledge the fact that most of those methods were non-polluting and cost-effective.…Continue Reading Ways to keep our Building & Environment cool without an AC !
Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) bulbs have revolutionized energy-efficient lighting. CFLs are simply miniature versions of full-sized fluorescents. They screw into standard lamp sockets, and give off light that looks similar to the common incandescent bulbs— not like the fluorescent lighting we associate with factories and schools. LEDs are…Continue Reading Let us understand LED lights contribute in Energy Efficiency of Buildings!
Rajasthan has released its Solar Energy Policy, 2019, which aims to achieve a target of 30 GW of solar power by financial year (FY) 2024-25. Of this, utility or grid-scale solar parks will account for 24 GW, distributed generation is expected to account for 4 GW, the solar rooftop will…Continue Reading Rajasthan Government Launches Solar, Wind & Hybrid Energy Policy to Promote sustainability in the state !
Can we humans be all ready to any natural disaster coming our way? Can our disaster management plan run along way when crises arise, what kind of futuristic technology solution needs to be applied to make India full proof with respect to alarming global warming calamities coming our way? These…Continue Reading Wake up call to humanity and need to make Sustainable Buildings !
Roof vents are also called attic vents; these vents ensure there is a good amount of airflow and ventilation in your attic. Roof vents play a critical role in the proper functioning of your entire home for a number of different reasons. Air intake and exhaust vents are used in…Continue Reading Roof Vent is Important for a Sustainable Building!
Believed to cause 7 million premature deaths every year, air pollution is increasingly being recognized as a silent public health emergency. Perhaps, it is the most explicit illustration of how closely intertwined our health is to the state of our environment. Its particles have been found in human hearts and brains. It has been linked to asthma, alzheimers, dementia, cancer,…Continue Reading Let us Understand from the world’s best cities to fight Air Pollution!
Buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions & contribute in more than 75 % Energy Consumption in India. With the need to save & preserve the energy and understand different practices to conserve the energy. The National Energy Conservation Day is being celebrated every year…Continue Reading Contribute with us in Energy Conservation week from 8th Dec to 14th Dec
Scrutinizing a home during a watchful walk through all the areas is an easy task. What’s not so easy is determining the actual condition of the roof that lies over your head. So, when was the last time you did a thorough roof inspection? Regular roof inspections are incredibly valuable…Continue Reading Understand the Roof Preservation methods to improve the energy efficiency of the building !
Mortar in construction occupies an important place as it is the most essential product for binding the stones and bricks of a building. There are various types of mortars available which are mainly segregated based on their binding strength, applications, bulk density, and binding materials. Some mortars are used for…Continue Reading Understand various types of mortar used in Buildings !
Ventilation fans are used to circulate the air in the buildings or houses. This type of ventilation is known as mechanical ventilation in which fans or blowers are used to create movement of the air. The other way to ventilate a house is using the natural ventilation where the air is…Continue Reading Understand the Types of Air Ventilation fans
We are back again with the another Flashback this Monday, This week we are featuring the Sustainable Architecture of 20th Century “The Super Tree Grooves” Indian heritage is rich with architectural designs that promote space, an aura of freedom, power, and reverence. This time on visiting Singapore, we happened to…Continue Reading Monday Flashback – Super Tree Grooves, Singapore !
Recently we have seen smog of Delhi is in Headlines in all news channels and other news mediums, but we really identified what is the actual cause of this Pollution ? Buildings nearly contribute 70 % directly and Indirectly for creating the pollution in the city. As per the National…Continue Reading How Buildings has Contributed in Delhi’s Pollution!
Saving of Water is not only required the need for Humans. But by saving water resources we are also helping the Wildlife and the Ecosystem near us to Develop. Waterless urinals are the urinals which does not consume water and are water efficient Water Savings. Toilets and urinals account for about half…Continue Reading Benefits of Waterless urinals over traditional urinals!
The festival of light and delight is finally here and everyone is in high spirits to celebrate Diwali. Every year, this festival is celebrated with great zeal and excitement by one and all. However, many people think that it is perfectly alright to turn this celebration into the festivities of…Continue Reading Make this Diwali, Green-Wali by following eco friendly ways
New research suggests that the greatest pollutants of office air are humans, who unwittingly carry and disperse unhealthful volatile compounds by wearing deodorant — and even by breathing. How do humans negatively affect office air quality? There is a lot of concern about the negative effects of air pollution on health. Exposure…Continue Reading let us understand how we are affecting the Air quality of our workspace
Quality versus cost is not about being fancy and always buying the most expensive version of everything or being cheap and always buying the least expensive version of things. It’s about making sure what you buy lasts as long as possible so you don’t have to spend more money constantly replacing the…Continue Reading Need to reduce the impact of Cost on Quality of Construction
In early 2017, Visaka Industries has made a cement board named, ‘V-Next,’ which would go on to form the base of ATUM by Visaka Industries. “We developed this board using fly ash, cement and recycled cement bags. It is strong and can be easily substituted for plywood, gypsum boards and sand/water-based…Continue Reading Atum-The Solar Roof – Various applications of a hybrid roof !
We are in the 21st Century today, where we utilize all the advanced technologies and yet, if you go out into rural India, you find a totally different scenario. Rural India has a lot of undiscovered wealth. If you look at the current scenario in the villages, you find that…Continue Reading Meet the Young innovators who created the briquetting machine to manage the agri waste
Insulation refers to an energy savings measure, which provides resistance to heat flow. Naturally, heat flows from a warmer to a cooler space. By insulating a house, one can reduce the heat loss in buildings in cold weather or climate, and reduce the heat surplus in warmer weather or climate.…Continue Reading How Insulation contributes in saving the energy of a Building ?