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!
Waterless urinals are the urinals which does not consume water and are water efficient Water Savings. Toilets and urinals account for about half of a typical building’s water consumption. In the United States, almost five billion gallons of water are used every day to flush urinals and toilets, according to the Environmental…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 ?
India is home to 18 percent of the total world’s population, but it has access to only 4 percent of the world’s freshwater resources. Reports by the think-tank of the Indian government i.e. NITI Aayog states – India is facing the vilest water crisis in its history. This 2018 report…Continue Reading Let us check some Water Harvesting Methods from our Ancient Times !
In developing countries, sanitation is a growing problem. Lack of basic necessities, poverty, and the growing scarcity of resources, especially water, are concerns that need immediate attention. With India and its program, Swachh Bharat, to build toilets all across the country, we ought to educate ourselves about Sustainable Sanitation programs that…Continue Reading Types of Sustainable Sanitation Systems
What we do and how we do it? If you still don’t know what exactly we do, well don’t worry here you will understand what we are doing here and how we do it. What we do? Econaur is India’s first online aggregator platform which provides one stop solutions for…Continue Reading How Econaur is contributing to making Sustainable Buildings
According to the United Nations definition, agricultural wastes are waste produced as a result of various agricultural operations. It includes manure, wastes from poultry houses and slaughterhouses; harvest waste; fertilizer run-off from fields; pesticides that enter into water, air or soils; and salt and silt drained from fields.Also, the quantity…Continue Reading Tools To Tackle the Waste -“Solution To Farm Fires”
Construction and infrastructure development are growth engines for all economies, including India’s. It is estimated that India will spend $432bn by 2030 on infrastructure development as its seeks to improve the quality of lives for its citizens and leverage its abundant resources. Further, it is estimated that 70 percent of…Continue Reading Glazed Iso Balls: The Building Material that keeps the Building Roof Cool
Buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions. World Green Building Week, taking place from September 23 to 29, this year aims to raise awareness of the carbon emissions from all stages of a building’s lifecycle. ECONAUR is Celebrating the Green Building week and the campaigns…Continue Reading Celebrate Green Building week from 23rd Sept to 29th Sept with Econaur!
Energy Efficiency in Buildings With the current rate of urbanization and the subsequent increase in energy demand, energy efficiency in buildings has a significant role to play in contributing to energy security in developing countries. Energy consumption patterns can be substantially reduced by energy conserving measures, particularly during the phase…Continue Reading Steps taken by Government of India in Promoting Energy Efficient Buildings
A recent question posed by our user — is a brick building more sustainable? While this may seem a simple enough question, the answers are really not as straight forward. It is true, the first thing that occurs in the minds of most people is that brick is natural and…Continue Reading How a Brick is Sustainable & What are the New alternatives available — Econaur
In this week’s Monday Flashback we feature the Flashback Sustainable Story of Bombay House, Bombay House is a historic privately owned building in Fort, Mumbai, India that serves as the head office of the Tata Group. Situated near Flora Fountain, it was completed in 1924 and has been the Tata Group’s headquarters…Continue Reading Monday Flashback #26 — Bombay House, Mumbai — Econaur
Healthcare, safety, efficiency and equitability are some certain of the concerned facts which every human must remain aware about. With the improvement of technology and science, improving quality in healthcare has become an important measure. Air quality indicates the estate of the air in the surrounding. Good air quality pertains…Continue Reading Air Distribution Products contribute a Major Role in Indoor Air Quality of a Building
This Monday we are back with another Flashback, this time we are featuring the Sustainable Architecture of Sabarmati Ashram, Ahemdabad is a Classic Example of Modern and old Architecture with all the Sustainable Practices involved. Let us Understand about the Architecture of Ashram and the Sustainable practices involved in that.…Continue Reading Monday Flashback #24 – Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
Energy Efficiency – the subject everyone knows about but most of us don’t know what to do about it. Everybody wants to reduce their energy consumption and pay less electricity bills but most of us don’t know how to do it. Well, today we are going to talk about what…Continue Reading Methods to reduce Energy Consumption from our homes
Water Aerators | Conserve water in a smoky way Water aeration – brings water and air in close contact in order to remove dissolved gases such as carbon dioxide and oxidizes dissolved metals such as iron, hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic chemicals (VOC’s). Aeration brings water and air in close…Continue Reading How aerators can help in saving the water ?
Water is an indispensable resource but pressures on freshwater resources across the world are growing rapidly due to population growth, increased industrial activities, urbanization, and of course changing lifestyles. India like the other countries is severely in-immune to these water pressures, in fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to the say…Continue Reading Water Conservation Technique – Products that Reduce Water Use In Buildings
Experts from the University of Birmingham are to work with groups in India to explore how sustainable cooling can help Indian farming communities. Launching the project on World Refrigeration Day (June 26) with a workshop in New Delhi, sustainable cooling experts will look at ways to reduce food waste, increase…Continue Reading Govt. Involves to Make Sustainable Cooling Hubs for Communities
Energy Efficiency – the subject everyone knows about but most of us don’t know what to do about it. Everybody wants to reduce their energy consumption and pay fewer electricity bills but most of us don’t know how to do it. Well, today we are going to talk about what…Continue Reading Energy Efficiency | Save Energy Save Environment
Modern forms of human existence, associated with rapid economic development, have contributed to an over-exploitation of renewable natural resources such as land and forests, and the exhaustion of non-renewable resources such as minerals and fossil fuels. We have impacted the natural resources to a great extent for our own greed.…Continue Reading Be the Part of Sand Free Campaign by Econaur !
Recently ASSOCHAM India has taken a step ahead and installed The Rajasthan Chapter of it’s Green and Eco-friendly Movement (GEM) Program in Jaipur on 3rd January 2019. It was an Important step in creating awareness about the Green Building Movement in Rajasthan. Till now GRIHA & IGBC were working in…Continue Reading GEM Rajasthan Chapter Formation – A New Green Movement started in Rajasthan by ASSOCHAM
Ministry of Water Resources Introduced National Water Awards this year. Water is one of the vital components of life. The rapid pace of irrigation growth, urbanization & industrialization has put enormous stress on water resources. The cumulative impact of increase in use of this precious natural resource has led to…Continue Reading National Water Awards – Encouraging Stakeholders in Water Sector
Solar Energy, as named the energy that we get from the Sun. Nuclear-powered fusion occurring in the sun releases enormous amount of energy in the form of heat and light. Several techniques are available for collecting, adapting and using solar energy. METHODS OF HARVESTING SOLAR ENERGY Some of various devices…Continue Reading Solar Energy – Important & Main Alternative Source of Energy
With the growing awareness & the requirement of energy conservation practices, Government has taken an important step to further strengthen the Green Building sector. Ministry of Power has launched the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018,an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R).The Code was launched on the occasion of National…Continue Reading ECO Niwas Samhita 2018 – an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings launched
Infrastructure Industry is the most Dynamic & Growing Industry in world, but in the way it is growing that is very dangerous for our environment as it is responsible for various reasons like climate change, resource depletion, pollution, and peak oil. These issues are all accelerating rapidly, and all have…Continue Reading Ways to make your Construction smart & Sustainable
Paliyam Palace is a Palace in Kerala Built more than four hundred years ago, it was in this Nalukettu that the Paliam family settled after shifting from Vanneri to Chendamangalam. This Nalukettu is a self contained double storeyed building with eight bedrooms in the south and kitchen and the well…Continue Reading Monday Flashback 14 – Paliyam Palace, Kerala
The 300 years old Sustainable Building built in assam is Talatal ghar. The Talatal Ghar is located in Rangpur, 4 km from present-day Sivasagar, in Upper Assam. Of all Ahom ruins, it is one of the grandest examples of Tai Ahom architecture. The Talatal Ghar is also the largest of all Tai Ahom monuments. Swargadeo Rudra Singha shifted the capital…Continue Reading Monday Flashback 13 – Talatal Ghar, Assam