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Dow Corning new application development center

Dow Corning, a global leader in innovative silicon-based technologies, has set up a new application development center in India to serve the growing demand for silicone materials and services in the India region. The centre will enable state-of-the art local support for Company’s global innovation and sustainability initiatives as well …

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Bitzer expands operations in India

Bitzer, the world’s largest private compressor manufacturer in continuation to its expansion drive in India opened its first ever Technical Brand Center in Delhi last month. The demo center will be used to educate customers on product and technology availability. The Company has been present in India since 2007 through …

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Male centric Media
Why media is so male centric when it comes to design publications​……..

Despite 99% of editors of architecture & design magazines along with their support team being women themselves, I fail to understand why media is so male centric when it comes to architecture. Whether, it is calling for a talk/panel discussion in a seminar, introduction of the firm in a gathering …

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Union Budget 2014 – A timid response to realty industry needs?

Rightly so, the investment friendly budget stresses on infrastructure and manufacturing sectors improvement, since these are job creating verticals. For real estate sector it promises to spur growth with incentives like bringing slum rehabilitation under the ambit of CSR, allocating 4000 crore towards the creation of low-cost housing, reducing the …

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Carrier solution to preserve Michelangelo’s Frescoes at Sistine Chapel

The Governate of the Vatican City State and Carrier have announced the installation of HVAC system for the Sistine Chapel, specially designed to address the challenges of protecting Michelangelo’s masterpieces against deterioration. The advanced system is expected to be commissioned by the third quarter of 2014. The custom-engineered solution uses …

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Orphanage cooled entirely by green strategies

Located in the sweltering heat of West Africa, the Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage in Mali has no need for air-conditioning or artificial cooling thanks to a combination of natural ventilation and other smart building techniques. F8 Architecture established a set of key principles while designing the orphanage – Reduce solar gain, …

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Starbucks roof of coffee-fed lemongrass

Starbucks’ 500th LEED store is in the heart of Disney World in Orlando. On top of the intriguing design of the 3,900sqft coffee shop is the green roof of lemongrass plants fertilized with coffee ground compost. David Daniels, Senior Designer for Starbucks, headed this project. Other environmental features include the …

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KONE to supply high-speed elevators to Mumbai residential skyscraper

KONE has won an order to deliver 29 elevators for a high-rise residential project in the Worli district of Mumbai, India. The real estate project will create 200 luxury homes in Worli Tower B. Rising to a height of 358 meters, and once completed, the tower will offer residents spectacular …

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Kone appoints new EVP, Asia- Pacific & Middle East

Neeraj Sharma has been appointed Executive Vice President, Asia – Pacific and the Middle East and he will become member of the Executive Board, reporting to Henrik Ehrnrooth. President and CEO of KONE Corporation. He has been the Managing Director for KONE India since 2009, prior to which he served …

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The Green Turf – Sustainable Manufacturing

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd along with their long-standing distributor Multitech Hydrosystems, Pune, organized a panel discussion – ’THE GREEN TURF – Sustainable Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency’ in Pune recently. The panel discussion brought together manufacturers and OEMs exchanging their sustainability challenges and how they use energy efficiency as a …

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