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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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Northern Lights watch from the floating snowflake hotel

Set to be built in Tromso in Norway, Krystall Hotel will be a glass-roofed floating building wedged between two fjords. Developed by Dutch Docklands, a company that specializes in the construction of floating structures, the Krystall hotel will be a luxury property and one of the best places in the …

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TAH.MAH.LAH. Net Zero Residence

When Paul Holland and Linda Yates set out to build the “greenest home in America” on the North California hillside, they envisioned something that would debunk the myths that green building was ugly, too expensive and alters your lifestyle. In response, Hill Glazer Architects and builder, MGM Construction worked together …

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High Performance Façades

Dynamic automated façade systems control the synergies of the sun on a real time basis to enable reduction of lighting and HVAC use of the building delivering increased comfort and amenity to the occupants. Architect Rajinder M Srivastava explains, how a façade system delivers the greatest performance when it becomes …

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Advanced Lighting Control

Lighting control systems vary from individual light fixture controls to complex microprocessor-based dimming schemes that can be networked with building management system. As would be expected, more advanced the system, greater the potential for energy savings. Lighting controls in most buildings generally use basic strategies like manual dimmers or automated …

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Ergonomic Office Lighting

The modern office concept is largely based on flexible layout with computers as standard feature on all work stations. This creates specific demand on lighting to reduce glare from computer screens and to be fluid enough to match the flexibility of workspace. The contemporary open-plan offices and their need for …

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Integrated wireless lighting systems

Lutron, a company pioneering in the invention of the first solid-state dimmer (1961) and the first product to control all light sources without additional interfaces (2001) is now offering Integrated guestroom solutions for the hospitality industry. Javier Segovia, Sales Director and Manjul Trehan, Director (Sales) India, explain the new wireless technology which makes the room settings flexible.

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Working towards A greener, cleaner environment

The Ritman Group is into the business of Real Estate, Building Systems, Chemicals, LED lighting and Printer inks. With a cumulative experience of more than 100 years and a million sqft of development to its name, theGroup aims to revolutionize the construction industry with an advanced environment friendly building system. ParagMajumudar, MD, Ritman Group talks to Buildotech about the technology and the green lighting solutions offerings.

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Lower voltage LED lights

Nikhil Malhotra, Country Manager, GlacialTech talks to Buildotech about Led drivers and the company’s sub-brand – GlacialLight and the company’s plans for the LED markets in India.

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Intelligent automation – Solutions for energy savings

Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, Japan, introduced Full-2 Way remote lighting control systems in India in 2010. This intelligent lighting control system is the solution that can reduce the power consumption by offering optimum lighting control for large and small commercial spaces.

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