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Building performance measurements and what do you do with them

Most modern buildings today have elaborate building management systems, which help them keep track of the various building performance parameters...

Construction costs Vs. life cycle costs of buildings – sustainability angle!

We spend millions of dollars on the initial construction of the building by putting in state-of-the-art façade and systems, but...

Pursuing green throughout the building lifecycle

Pursuing green during the design and construction stage alone is not sufficient. This is like saying I have graduated from...

Importance of measurement and verification in ensuring energy savings of high-performance buildings

It is very important to develop and establish performance metrics and verification methods for high-performance buildings, systems and products that...

Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) – What does it mean?

A net zero energy building produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. NZEBs are...

Indoor air is 2x – 5x more polluted than outdoor air!

We spend about 90% of our time indoors and hence it is very important to understand the impact that the...

WELL building standards – encourage healthy and active lifestyles

WELL certified spaces can lead to a built environment that helps to improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep, comfort and...

Today’s buildings are nothing more than a chemical box

There are several chemicals that we encounter in some form or another in buildings today that are extremely harmful to...