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 cringe and penny- pinch, when it comes to setting up robust systems for operations and monitoring of the building itself. Studies indicate that the initial design and construction cost for a building constitutes less than … Read more

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 a top-ranked school, and that alone should guarantee my performance over my entire career!! Time and again we have seen cases of buildings that were “green” during the design and construction stage, but becoming “light … Read more

ELECTRICITY GENERATION WITHOUT USING ENERGY! Home » Blog » Electricity generation without using energy!

A team of scientists led by Dr. R.K Kotnala from Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NCL) has developed a method which generates electricity using hydroelectric cell without using any power or chemicals.The scientists used zinc and silver electrodes at room temperature to make a cell, and nano porous magnesium ferrite to split water into OH⁻ and … Read more

TECHNOLOGY FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER

An environment-friendly technology engineered by researcher David Bowell of the University of Cincinnati uses light to generate hydrogen peroxide to eliminate E.Coli, Listeria and potentially protozoa like giardia and cryptosporidium.This protein photo-catalyst so named as StrepMiniSog, if mass produced, could be used to safely spike public drinking water supply in the event of an outbreak. … Read more

FLOORINGS TO ELECTRICITY

Flooring’s to electricity you thinking – oh my, what new invention is this? Read on to find out the how, the who, and what.Material engineers – Associate Professor Wang and his team – at the University of Washington, Madison have developed a method that allows them to convert footsteps into usable electricity. Flooring’s can be … Read more