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Hot climate Double facades

“Specializations” of the general double façade (buffer, twin face or extract-air)reflect climate-focused considerations that have evolved and can be seen in recent hot climate projects. This has resulted in either a hybrid approach to the façade or in simplification of a more complex, traditional approach, elaborates, Professor Terri Meyer Boake, …

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Johnson Controls- Controlling building’s efficiency and productivity Johnson

Headquartered in the U.S, Johnson Controls is a leading provider of building technology, products and solution and has helped buildings and facilities worldwide increase their energy efficiency and lower operating costs. These include some the world’s most iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building, Burj Khalifa and Shanghai World …

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Detecting the most subtle temperature variations-thermography as a research project

The Frankfurt based housing and real estate group ABG aims to provide the highest quality of living. A FLIR T1030sc Thermal imaging camera helps improve the insulation of over 50,000 apartments and implement a European research project. The ABG housing company’s program is called “WOHNEN FÜRALLE” (HOUSING FOR EVERYONE), because …

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Focusing on consumer needs

Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning India Limited which is the Indian unit of the joint venture between Johnson Controls, Inc and Hitachi Appliances, Japan, aims to leverage the strengths of both the companies to develop products and technologies that are innovative, energy efficient, eco-friendly and fulfill the needs of …

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Noise mitigation in built environment

Over the years, we have somehow ignored the detrimental impacts of of the ambient sounds that urbanization has been adding steadily. Several noise  mitigatioin  measures could be considered by designers of the built environment. The understanding of the science of sound travel and behavior could help. When its comes to …

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Acoustic design for a ‘Sound’ Environment

Understanding by architects, professional engineers and systems providers of the need for the right kind of acoustics and use of right technology & materials is very important to create a good sound environment. Buildotech gets the views of Giuseppe Fiore, Head – Specifications Department, Lindner Group and Sudeep Kolte (Vice …

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Are we missing the Reflections in today’s acoustical designs?

Success of any architectural design or beauty of interior aesthetics is nothing but how well it serves the purpose for which it is built for. Unfortunately, in many of the cases it is missing, especially when it comes to auditoriums, seminar halls or classrooms says V N Purandare, an independent …

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Indoor air in Conditioned spaces

At the time when the media is filled with reports of pollution levels in the air especially in Delhi, it may appear to be strange to be concerned with quality of indoor air quality (IAQ). Here is why we should be concerned. Today at any given point of time 70% …

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A Vibrant Architecture

Ahmedabad is a city on the go and Mondeal Square is representative of its burgeoning boom. Boasting the biggest media façade in India, this multi-functional commercial building was planned and implemented by the architectural and design office Blocher Blocher India Pvt. Ltd. To be the landmark of a city, a …

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Office building showcasing sustainability measures

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) office in Dubai designed by Green Consultant En3 achieved LEED Gold certification under LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction) version 3.0. The 121936sqft built-up area of TRA building sports many green features that directly contribute to the environment in terms of reduced energy consumption, impact …

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