Energy Efficient Features
Energy Saving Potential
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Note: In units of KWh/sq.mts/annum
Adopting ECMs (Energy Conservation Measures)
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Hot and Dry
In hot and dry climate, it is imperative to control solar radiation and movement of hot winds. The building design criteria should thus, provide appropriate shading, reduce exposed area, and increase thermal capacity.
Temperate climate requires a building design which would reduce heat gain by providing shading, and promote heat loss by ventilation.
The building design criteria for a composite climate are more or less the same as for hot and dry climate (appropriate shading, reduced exposed area, and increased thermal capacity) except that maximizing cross ventilation is desirable in the monsoon period.
Cold climate requires buildings to have appropriate insulation and infiltration to resist heat loss, and promote heat gain by directly admitting and trapping solar radiation within the living space.
Laying the roadmap for establishing green buildings in India, eminent building professionals from the government and the industry will discuss the prospects of high performance commercial buildings in the country at an international workshop to be held on 4 February 2010. Low-energy design and cooling strategies for commercial buildings will also be presented on this occasion.
First international workshop to disseminate the initial project results amongst APP partner countries and building industry stakeholders in India was organized on 10th April, 2009.