Keep it flowing: Tour of a house that thrives on air circulation, saves energy cost
Tour of a house that thrives on air circulation, saves energy cost
The white-painted section of the roof of Chitra Vishwanath’s residence-cum-office in Bengaluru is pleasantly warm. “Come, stand here,” she calls from a section where the roof is coloured sour yellow. A few steps away and it becomes blistering hot. “A white roof makes a difference of several degrees when it comes to indoor temperature,” says Vishwanath who is the principal architect and managing director of Biome Solutions, a green architecture firm.
Another section of the roof has been covered with sheets made of agricultural waste. They are placed a few inches above the concrete roof which prevents heating up of the surface. Read more
Date: December 13, 2013 Venue: Crystal Hall, Hotel Mayfair Convention Centre, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Centre for Science and Environment is organizing “Regional Dialogue on Sustainable Buildings” in collaboration with the Bhubaneswar Urban Development Authority (BDA) in Bhubaneswar on December 13 at 9.30 am in Hotel Mayfair. This is an experience dialogue on the strategies on green buildings to improve energy and resource efficiency in building construction and usage.