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Unlocking Energy Efficiency

Significantly, by 2020 in most countries, 80% of all buildings will have already been built. The refurbishment of existing building stock and improving energy management is vital in meeting emission reduction targets. Given that in the west, most buildings have already undergone thermal insulation upgrades such as cavity wall insulation, …

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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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Transparent Radiant Barrier Window insulators

Evidently, the days of cheap energy are gone and we have entered a reality of rising energy costs. Now is the time to make plans to address our work and home environment. This is where we go back to the basics. A very worthwhile goal is to look at the …

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Decoding Green Building Ratings

Green buildings and sustainable development form the very backbone of the sustainability movement that has started around the world to check global warming and climate change. Though relatively new, the concept is taking roots in India as well and we are witnessing a paradigm shift in the type of constructions …

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US Energy funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies

The US Energy Department has announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster. The Energy Department seeks proposals from industry, regional organizations, non-profits, utilities, and …

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ABB and Philips join forces in commercial building automation

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider and Philips, the global leader in lighting, have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings. Philips’ connected lighting system will interface seamlessly with ABB’s automation software to offer the ability to …

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Safety, security and energy-efficiency in Zurich data center

When City of Zurich’s Center of Competence (CoC) for IT moved into its new locations in Zurich Albisrieden and Hagenholz, both the centers became Europe most advanced, secure and energy-efficient data center. Data centers are critical facilities in most industries and therefore face special challenges – from managing complex infrastructures …

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Smart home Technology

The technology available at our finger tips has made tasks at home or office simple and convenient. The new automation systems control lights create or enhance entertainment system, strengthen home security and increase the energy efficiency. Sameer Saxena, VP-Marketing, Legrand India, talks about the latest technologies and products offered in this segment in India.

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Responsible Luxury

With the advent of newer materials and techniques of construction, modern built forms have evolved to provide a harmonious balance between building, climate and lifestyle. One & Only, The Palm, a Dubai luxury hotel and resort is located on the artificial archipelago of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Blending Moorish and …

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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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