If your building is rendered green, then you are the owner of a coveted possession. And the reasons are more than one. Firstly, people who reside in green buildings feel good about themselves and it shows in the way they conduct with others. Secondly, since such buildings enhance the welfare of environment, they become models which many in the society would want to emulate. And talking of the real estate market, green buildings are priced higher as compared to their traditional counterparts.
The Indian Green Buildings Council has made the green connotation quite simple. The apex body says that a green building is one which uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste, and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building. Well, personal happiness, community welfare and environmental care are the proirities. Higher the adherence to these criteria and higher will be the LEED points.
Greenness Up for the Grabs!
Room ventilation made easy
Suitable for all residential areas with a living space of up to 220 sqmt, Novus 300 is fitted with a reverse flow duct heat exchanger and can be installed vertically or horizontally on mounting bases as well as wall mountings. The device comprises power coated steel and polypropylene which ensure optimal heat and sound insulation. And perhaps the most striking feature of this system is the energy efficient heat exchanger which is designed to maintain the requisite levels of humidity. Easily operable, Novus 300 can be controlled either through a LED control unit or through a touch-screen.
Easitex is here!
While sound and heat resistance are Easitex’s notable credentials, the flooring also makes a stroll hassle free as it’s slip resistant. Easy to clean, the flooring minimises sub-floor preparation and provides an adhesive free installation. Needless to say that cost savings are an integral part of the package!
Bid adieu to your electricity woes
However, with ThinkEco’s Modlet, a homeowner can schedule the power supply to electronics and appliances. How the gadget works is quite simple yet notable! It runs on a software that needs to be downloaded through the Internet. The two-socket Modlet is then plugged into a standard wall outlet, and then the electronics device or devices that one wants to control are plugged in. Controlled wirelessly, the gadget uses a two-week baseline test to gauge the energy wastes. Simple programming enables users to optimise electricity usage.
Wastes make good insulates
Since the raw materials are agricultural wastes, it’s rather understood that Greensulate is cost-competitive. And although the product is designed to decompose in a compost pile or a garden, it will neither break down nor attract pests when used in buildings. According to Evocative Design, Greensulate reduces the initial building expenses quite considerably.
Ensuring the right quantum
Quantum dims and controls all electric lighting, and at the same time ensures optimal inflow of daylight using automated shades. It is equipped with a metering system that provides real-time, accurate energy measurement of lighting, HVAC, and/or plug loads. User friendliness is a hallmark of this ingenious system as it can be operated through the Persona PC Control Software. If statistics are to be believed, a mammoth quantum of electricity is wasted in offices, but with the advent of Quantum this might soon become a myth!
It’s a watery affair!
And the Aqua2use Greywater Treatment System does just that! It collects the domestic wastewater from shower, laundry, hands wash basin, and makes it reusable for toilet flush, laundry, car wash and garden irrigation. What’s rather notable is the fact that no hazardous chemicals or disinfectants are used in the process. Furthermore, the system easily integrates well with the environment, has a long life and adjusts to fluctuating water flows and different levels of pollution.
In the nature’s lap
The US-based Furbish Company, which has developed the product, is of the view that when it comes to aesthetics, there are no equals to natural environs. And it’s this philosophy that has resulted in SmartSlope walls. Apart from cost savings, which result due to low usage of cement, these walls can also fetch LEED points for the user.
These bricks have muscle!
Firstly, the usage of clay results in proper thermal insulation, thereby doing away with the need to spend on post construction insulation systems. Secondly, the bricks have a long life since the company maintains strict quality standards. Thirdly, a homeowner is assured of fire safety and is also relieved of the ever looming of post-earthquake perils since the tile installation is based on well researched masonry techniques. Furthermore, the quick paced installation leads to tremendous cost savings.
Making hay while the sun shines!
It’s an electronically tintable glass that provides architects and building owners the ability to control daylight either manually or through an automated system. The product is coated with ceramic materials that absorb unwanted heat and block the glare on sunny days. And during cold days the glass untints and facilitates abundant flow of sunlight into the dwelling. Remarkably, Sage Glass control can easily be integrated in a building’s automation system and can work in tandem with light fixtures.