Introduction to Green Buildings

Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Major Benefits Green buildings offer widespread benefits to a number of building industry stakeholders, including building occupants and society as a whole. Green buildings typically incorporate […]

Greening Your Roofs

Green roofs are emerging technologies that can provide a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits to communities interested in enhancement of their environment. Green roof development involves the construction of a vegetative layer on top of a human-made structure or building adding green space to areas that would otherwise be unused.  The major benefits […]

IoT Technology Making Inroads in Construction Industry

The term Internet of Things (IoT) means that any device with particular sensors and technology attached to them can communicate with a larger group of similar devices through an Internet connection. These sensors will play a vital part in the future of our society because individual devices will allow construction industry leaders to have sensors […]

Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

  Rooftop gardens, also known as green roofs, are vegetative green layer grown on a rooftop of buildings providing greenery, useful products, shade, acoustic benefits as well as remove heat from the air through evapotranspiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of […]

Passive Solar Design: Green Energy For Air Conditioning and Heating

Passive solar design is a method to collect solar energy using windows, walls, floors etc and distribute it to the room during winters to maintain considerably high temperature than outside or reject it to maintain inside temperature considerably cool during summer. The system does not require any mechanical or electrical devices which make it best […]

Integration of Solar Energy in Buildings

  Application of solar energy systems in building design saves money and conserves energy, in addition to attractive architectural designs and improving environmental conditions surrounding the building. Passive solar technologies and PV systems can be effectively used in a building in several ways. Passive Solar Design Passive solar technologies directly take advantage of the sun’s […]

Urban Heat Island Effect: Causes, Impacts and Mitigation

The urban heat island (UHI) effect arises due to absorption of incident radiation from the sun by built surfaces of tall buildings, roof, concrete structures and asphalt roads and then releasing it in the form of heat. The term “urban heat island” describes the built-up areas that are significantly hotter than the surrounding open, natural […]