With these changing scenarios, in 2021, there are many innovations and solutions, steering the HVAC industry that can impact a building and its inhabitants.
PUSHING ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO THE FOREFRONT
Increasingly, there is a focus on efficiency in the HVAC industry and market. Everything from high-efficiency equipment and products to limiting heat loss, architects and consultants are looking for new tools and technology innovations, and solutions to reduce waste. “The urban landscape continued to evolve as a result of modern construction technology. With the availability of inexpensive fossil fuels, sealed glass-and-steel, building spaces could be heated and cooled with massive (HVAC) systems. With depletive resources and harmful emissions to the environment, the need for sustainability drives our thought process to build holistic environments leading to the movement’s demand,” avers architect Ravideep Singh.
Sharing the same thought, Tripat Girdhar, principal architect, The Design Studio, says that, “There’s been a growing awareness about global warming capturing the public attention at large; and the HVAC industry has been propelled for about a decade now, by the Green Building movement to look at creative ways to minimise energy costs and enhance the efficiency of the indoor climate. The current focus of HVAC technology has moved towards sustainability, comfort, and energy efficiency. This is extremely significant based on the current scenario, our environment and the increasing demand for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. To achieve an effective and higher level of green building ranking, the HVAC system should not only meet the norm on energy front, but also beat the standard codes such as Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC), India.”
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THE BARE AND DYNAMIC
LOCATED IN AHMEDABAD, THE HS HOUSE, DESIGNED BY STUDIO SARANSH, IS A COMPACT FAMILY HOME THAT DEPLOYS BARE MINIMUM MATERIALITY AND FORM TO CREATE DYNAMISM
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN
JAQUAR DESIGN CONFAB’S LATEST EDITION TITLED “ME TO WE” HONOURED AND CELEBRATED THE FEMALE POWERHOUSES IN THE FIELD OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE.
TAKING CUES FROM THE REGIONAL VERNACULAR TO REIMAGINE CONTEMPORARY LIVING
WITH AN OVERARCHING FOCUS ON UTILISING TRANSITIONAL SPACES, THE DESIGN FOR THE CANTILEVER HOUSE DESIGNED BY ZERO ENERGY DESIGN LAB, UPHOLDS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH SPACES IN PROVIDING ADAPTABILITY AND ENHANCING THE BUILT QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
SMART AND BRIGHT
SMART LIGHTING IS RAPIDLY EMPLOYED ACROSS DOMAINS FOR GREATER COMFORT, SAFETY AND LOWER ENERGY CONSUMPTION. WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS SEGMENT
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TRANSCENDING THE ARCHETYPE OF LEARNING SPACES
UNLIKE ANY TYPICAL TRAINING CENTRE, THE SEEMING “EFFORTLESS” DESIGN OF THE PJCF SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, IS A GREAT EXEMPLAR OF A VERSATILE AND MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DESIGN SOLUTION COMBINED WITH FLAWLESS, VIBRANT AESTHETICS
RETROFITTING PROJECTS: HIGH CAPACITY, LOW CAPABILITIES
THE HEAD OF RETROFIT PROJECTS AT UNIVERSAL VOLTAS LLC, ASHOK JHA, BREAKS DOWN THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ENCIRCLING RETROFIT, FIT-OUT, REFURBISHMENTS, AND RETRO-COMMISSIONING BEFORE DELVING INTO THE PAIN POINTS SUCH AS A LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED WITHIN THE MEP AND HVAC SECTORS
WORLD'S TALLEST HYBRID TIMBER TOWER
THE 40-STOREYED TOWER BEING BUILT AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY ATLASSIAN, IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR SYDNEY’S NEW TECH PRECINCT.
SIMULATING NATURE WITHIN SPACES
TAJ RESORT AND SPA, DESIGNED BY EDIFICE CONSULTANTS, IS THE MORPHOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL HIMALAYAN VILLAGE WITH A STRUCTURE THAT NEGOTIATES AND CREATES A DIALOGUE WITH THE CONTOURS.
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