Water is our most precious natural resource and something that most of us take for granted. We are now increasingly becoming aware of the importance of water to our survival and its limited supply, especially in a city like ours.
The harvesting of rainwater simply involves the collection of water from surfaces on which rain falls, and subsequently storing this water for later use. Normally water is collected from the roofs of buildings and stored in rainwater tanks. Water can also be collected in dams from rain falling on the ground and producing runoff.
Solid waste is the unwanted or useless solid materials generated fro combined residential, industrial and commercial activities in a given area. It may be categorised to its origin ( domestic, industrial, commercial, construction or institutional ), according to its contents ( organic material, glass, metal, plastic paper etc.) A number of processes are involved in effectively managing waste including - monitoring, collecting, transporting, processing, recycling and disposal.
Every building whether home, industry, institution or commercial establishment can generate some solar power by installing PV panels on the roof top. Sometimes this can be a BIPV(building integrated).
Photovoltaic roof-top installations at the tail-end of the grid can enhance grid-stability and reduce losses
Savings in land requirement and costs
Savings in development of new transmission infrastructure
Creation of value from under-utilized /unutilized rooftops
Good choice for distributed power generation system
BIPV can enhance esthetics of buildings
At national level, reduces requirement of land for solar Power. It reduces need for additional transmission infrastructure
Aside from cost and greenhouse gas emissions savings, the beauty of a solar hot water system is its relative simplicity and durability!
There are two types of collectors used in a solar hot water service:
We have gained comprehensive knowledge about various aspects of Green Building and rating systems. We offer Services to facilitate various Green Building Certifications such as those offered by IGBC, USGBC, GRIHA& Eco-Housing as applicable for residential, commercial, institutional and factory buildings.
We also offer services for auditing the energy performance and safety performance of existing buildings. The audit result in recommendations for changes in assets and operations which can deliver improved energy performance for the property and basic safety and disaster management for occupants.
Buildings have always been one of the most secure investments, but did u know that building could be made profitable, and yes, healthy places to live in and work too. All u need to do is – Go Green
Incorporating excellent practices that result in environment protection, water conservation, energy efficiency, usage of recycled products and renewable energy, is termed as going green.
In the long run, these practices are extremely healthy for the bottom line and for the occupants of the green building as well.
A green building is one that is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. Green building ensures that waste is minimised at every stage during the constructive process and operation of the building, resulting in low costs.
Green building applies to both existing and the new constructions, from a simple commercial space to large development projects.
Green buildings offer a range of economic and environmental benefits
The below mentioned reasons are the principle causes of leakage
The modern engineering technology has come out with an innovative material known as “Polymer base waterproofing compound” which is specially manufactured for the Indian climate. It has been Proved that polymer based waterproofing has different kinds of uses in the construction field. Different kinds of “Polymer base water proofing compounds” are available for different kinds of problems. Today most of the consultant architects and engineers recommend the use of this compound fro solving the leakage problem.
To keep pace with this growing industry we use three different kinds of polymer compounds.
When applied, the compound forms a very hard and strong film on the structure, filling the voids completely and providing waterproofing, anti fungal, and salt resisting properties to the structure. Application is done by brush or spray.
In case of minor leakages / damages inside or outside the room, it is observed that usually the paint gets peeled off. To prevent this it is recommended the paint film be completely removed and the surface cleaned. Thereafter at least two coats of ‘Acrylic Polymer’ base waterproofing compound to be applied to the make the surface fully leak-proof.
In case of major dampness and continuous seepage of water through the wall surface. It is advisable to remove the affected loose plaster and the surface by fully cleaned. Thereafter one primer coat of compound by diluting with equal quantity of water is applied on the affected surface. Once done, add the compound in the ratio of 2 Ltrs. of polymer compound: 50 kgs cement and redo the plastering. Allow it to dry for 48 hours at least.
"Landscaping" a property means you must be making improvements (or maintaining past improvements) on that property grounds -- either in a practical or in an aesthetic way. Everything on your property that stands outside of the home itself is part of a property's landscaping.
It refers to the live horticultural elements of a landscape. Softscaping can include flowers, plants, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and duties like weed/nuisance management, grading, planting, mowing, trimming, aerating, spraying, and digging for everything from plants and shrubs, to flower beds. Wheel barrows and manual tools like rakes, shovels, picks, and gas power tools are commonly used.
Hardscape refers to hard landscape materials in the built environment structures that are incorporated into a landscape.This can include paved areas, driveways, retaining walls, sleeper walls, stairs, walkways, and any other landscaping made up of hard wearing materials such as wood, stone, concrete etc. as opposed to Softscape, the horticultural elements of a landscape.
Lines can be horizontal, vertical, diagonal or curved. Lines are used in landscape designs to accentuate an object, control movement or draw attention to a focal point such as a fire pit or water feature.
Lines can be real (actual) or perceived (implied). Perceived lines are created from a series of objects organized in such a fashion to make it seem as though a line is present.
Forms are associated with three-dimensional objects. Plants come in many forms including round, upright, spreading, etc.
Colour tends to be the most used (as well as over-used) element of landscape design composition.Warm and Cool colours combinations have different visual impacts on the landscape. Colour is an important design consideration for both plants and Hardscape.
Texture is a surface characteristic that can be divided into three categories: Coarse, Medium and Fine. Plants, pavements and other site elements all have their own texture. Contrasting textures add interest to a landscape and should play an important role in design composition.
Understanding these elements of design composition is an integral part of laying the foundation for good design and ensuring you will love your landscaping for years.
Evokes Emotional Connection and is Closely Related to Colour.
Absolute Scale relates to the comparative value of landscape elements to a fixed structure (house).
Relates to comparative sizes or “values” of objects in the landscape. Relative scale is very emotionally charged and closely linked to color. It may create a feeling of relaxation and peacefulness or one of energy and action.
High Scale promotes action. It is used around large buildings and in large spaces to fill the space. Use of high scale in small spaces makes the space feel smaller.
Low Scale is relaxing and calming. It is used in the home landscape to give a feeling of peace and relaxation.
Equilibrium on Left and Right Sides.
Formal balance repeats the same left and right, giving stability, stateliness, and dignity.
Differs from left to right giving curiosity, movement, and feels alive.
Simplicity and variety work together to balance each other. Simplicity is a degree of repetition rather than constant change, creating unity. Variety is diversity and contrast in form, texture, and colour preventing monotony.
The human mind looks for dominance and subordination in life. As we look at a landscape from any direction, we need to see dominance and subordination of various elements. If we do not find it, we withdraw from the landscape. Some gardens lack the dominant element. Others suffer with too many dominate elements screaming to be the focal point. Emphasis can be achieved through different sizes, bold shapes, groupings, and the unusual or unexpected.