The evolution of Automated Waste and Linen Transportation

‘In evaluating the current traditional logistics for removing waste/linen, facility team leaders are finding a number of problems related to exposure of public during transport of waste/linen through hallways and elevators, less green solutions, door problem, cost related to required labour, environmental and cleanliness concerns, etc.’, says Harshil ...
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An Integrated Green Design Process

Good design becomes affordable design; elements that have major impact on energy use and carbon emission can be assessed at an early stage and through the design process, the later stages of design are speeded up and costs be monitored constantly’, says Rohan Rawte, Integrated Environmental Solutions With ...
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Impact of Paint in Interior Spaces

Partnerships between science and industries such as paints and VR are exciting and show that together we can do more to discover knowledge that can help us make evidence-informed decisions about colour in a multitude of settings’, says Prof. Ramesh Raghavendran, Design-Chair, JBR College of Architecture, Hyderabad. You ...
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Balancing Green, with financial results

Reducing energy costs can have a significant impact on the bottom line of a business and make commercial buildings more attractive to current and prospective tenants’, says Rajesh Sikka, Trane India for an understanding of cost-saving measures in HVAC Building owners and tenants are reminded of the high ...
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Holistic and Integrated approach to green transition in corporate interiors

“When a corporate takes up an initiative in the positive direction it is observed and followed by the world. More people can get awareness about the importance of green interiors when the corporates choose to implement it in their own premises”, says Satish Naik, Partner & Chief Designer, A Design Studio ...
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Bridging a Flood Cycle, DRIA 2016, National University of Singapore

Instructor: Sankalpa, Arian A resilient community for Valenzuela, in Manila, Philippines, a region that is vulnerable to floods, storms and earthquakes, this proposal aims to put together self-help design strategies for the community. This proposal went out as a competition entry for ‘Design Resilience in Asia’ 2016, and ...
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Conundrum of heritage and development – Will the two coexist to sustain?; Prathyaksha Krishna Prasad

‘Indian historical architecture and heritage has largely remained outside the government’s purview of legal protection and management. The attitude towards heritage, both tangible and intangible and the lack of ability to translate the voice of good intentions into action has proved to be the underlying reasons for the ...
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Forgotten waters: Reviving the Light and Life of Dhanushkodi, T.N.; Aditi Dora

Memories play a vital role in shaping a lot of what we do. Past remembrances often pop up in some form or the other in one’s work and daily life. This project, for me, started as a memory of two distinct waters on either side of me, merging ...
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Ecological Interiors: Mud and its many hues; Ar. Siddharth Menon

‘Mud walls once built using un-stabilized mud (without adding any chemical stabilizers like cement) need to be plastered with a mixture of sieved mud, wheat husk or tudi, sand, cow dung orgobur and water to protect it from rain, damage, etc. Since millennia, our forefathers have built their ...
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Compressed Stabilized Earth Block and Rammed Earth for Construction; Hilary D Smith

‘In Auroville, examples of the Earth Institute’s work range from the Visitors’ Center, with its elegant use of arcades and domes, to small dismountable houses, or to multistory apartment complexes such as Vikas and Realization. The high compression achieved with the Auram 3000 press, which can reach to ...
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