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TIPS TO REDUCE BUILDING CARBON FOOTPRINT

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In a world where global warming is a looming threat that is seemingly right around the corner, it is important to save all the energy we can and reduce the carbon footprint. This is the only way to delay and maybe even prevent global warming and its related issues. We have all heard how to reduce the carbon footprint on a personal level but how do you reduce the carbon footprint when it’s being a building being constructed? This article will provide some tips on how to reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

  • Prepare and start early

It is easy to make changes in early stages of construction. So it is important to identify opportunities to reduce carbon footprint and make effective changes to the design and construct accordingly.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

HVAC is responsible for almost 40% of all carbon emissions. So it is absolutely mandatory to reduce this percentage as much as possible. Installing efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems along with proper and efficient utilization and regular maintenance of such systems will have a big effect in bringing down the costs.

  • Insulation

The less energy used on temperature control the lesser the carbon footprint. This is why proper insulation is necessary. A good insulation system will keep out heat during the summers and keep heat in during winters. This means that heating and air conditioning devices will be needed less, saving both money and reducing carbon footprint. A continuous insulation system can help save a company millions over the lifetime of the building and it is easier for construction.

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  • Lighting

It is said that lighting in a building accounts for almost 40% of the energy used in a commercial building. But most of this lighting is not used appropriately. Therefore better systems can be implemented to further bring down the carbon footprint. Some methods include:

  • Daylight harvesting systems which adjusts the building’s lighting according to how much ambient light is entering the building.
  • Occupancy sensors that can sense whether a person is in the room and toggle and light on and off accordingly will reduce the amount of energy used.
  • Energy management systems which can control the lighting throughout the building can be programmed in a way to prioritize ambient sunlight over lighting using electricity can cut down on costs as well.

 

  • Renewable Energy

This is another great way to cut down on energy costs. Implementing solar or other forms of renewable energy can save both money and reduce carbon footprint in the long run. Renewable energy if harnessed and utilized properly can eliminate the need for conventional energy altogether.

There are other ways of cutting down on carbon footprints like using LED instead of traditional bulbs which are energy efficient and more durable. Before building the building think about its orientation to maximize the energy capture from the sun using solar panels and window film which doubles as a solar panel and thermal insulation. Educate people on better practices to save more energy is by far the best way to save the earth. So more awareness needs to there and more participation is required to undo the damage that we have caused the earth.

5 NEW TRENDS IN CONSTRUCTION

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Construction is considered as the backbone of the economy. More often than not good infrastructure is directly proportional to a great economy. As the needs of the general public changes, the infrastructure also has to change. This brings about new trends in the construction and building space enabled by increased productivity from technological innovation and human perseverance. These new technologies allow for faster and efficient construction. This, in turn, helps the economy thrive. This article will focus on some new trends in construction from insights of the experts on the field.

  • Single-Design Model

Usually, once an engineering document has been created, it is then given to a contractor to redraw with new information. But now it is possible to save both money and time by having all of the design phases, from engineering to coordination under one roof. With this coordination, it has become possible for models to go right into the construction phase. Experts say projects that initially took thirty months can become 24-month projects effectively saving six months of time, not to mention the amount of money saved also is significant.

  • Energy Efficiency

Energy consumption is always on the minds of engineers going into a project. Systems where energy is recovered from heat wheels and occupancy sensors have become vital to saving energy. For example, a conference room that does not get used all the time would need to have cooling and ventilation all the time. So an occupancy sensor that detects carbon dioxide comes into play. This system allows for proper ventilation when the room is in use and saves energy when it is not.

  • Permanent Modular Construction

In a world where everything is faster, construction has to be too. Experts suggest that this will be a major trend in the near future. When big structures need to be built, instead of building the whole building, it is more advantageous to build part of it and then add onto it later. This is the idea of a modular construction system. This very useful for the military when they want to build an army barracks. For commercial use, when building under a time crunch this method extremely viable as there is no difference in the end. It looks and functions the same way a normal built structure would.

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  • Materials

With science evolving at the pace it is evolving at, it has become possible to create better materials at cheaper prices and this will be true going forward as well. With the advent of a better manufacturing process and new testing methods, better materials can be used that are stronger and more durable than the traditionally available ones.

  • Better Engineers

History has shown us that every generation has been better than the last.  This holds true in the case of engineers as well. More and more well-rounded engineers who can go beyond just calculations and are able to innovate will be invaluable in the industry. This will take the entire economy to newer and greater heights never before conceived.

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