• Cooling India
  • Jul 20, 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, said Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra at the Conference on GreenPro organised by the CII...

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 19, 2017

Green roofs are flat, vegetated surfaces on the tops of buildings that are designed to capture and retain rainwater and filter any that is released back into the environment...

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 19, 2017

USGBC recently recognized the achievements of two of California’s state leaders who are driving forward California's vision of healthy, efficient and high-performing buildings at USGBC's annual Green Hard Hat Awards event in Sacramento...

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 15, 2017

Wise planning and building, including the use of LEED, minimizes the consumption of natural resources and environmental impact and will smartly position India for the future and improve the lives of millions across the country…

  • Cooling India
  • Jul 15, 2017

Today, India is the third largest market for LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) buildings outside the US and was the first to pursue a groundbreaking new LEED pilot program in partnership with US Green Building Council (USGBC) to address the unique needs of transit around the world, informs Mili Majumdar, Managing Director, Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI) in an interaction with Supriya Oundhakar…

  • 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…