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Shelter is a basic human need. Buildings provide that. Urbanization has forced the green cover, and groundwater to give way to developing structures. Inefficient overuse of limited natural resources is evident in today’s construction. Whereas sustainability is a complex concept, it requires an integrated approach to design, specification, construction, and operation. Applying the principles of passive designs from site planning, selecting appropriate eco-friendly materials and finishes we arrive at the most efficient building by design. Earlier Building bye-laws recommended sustainability, but more recently, BEE launched, Energy Conservation Building code, ECBC 2017 and many state governments have enacted sustainable design principles as bye-laws with mandatory simulations for compliance. https://beeindia.gov.in/content/buildings  | https://beeindia.gov.in/content/ecbc-residential  EcoCollab has a tribe of sustainable solution providers to make your sustainable building a reality and code compliant.   

Modern Houses

FACADES & LOW CARBON MATERIALS

The facade is an important factor to address during building design, with a particular focus on developing elevations. Appropriate massing, mutual shading, and specifying the best materials (locally sourced) can reduce or eliminate the use of auxiliary cooling/ air conditioning. "A well-designed building does not need to be controlled artificially" in 70% of cities Pan India, and building typologies. Unless the building type is specialized manufacturing, airports, and Hospitals, or buildings situated in extreme cold or hot climatic zones. 

Modern House

OPTIMUM WINDOW to WALL RATIO

Window to Wall ratio (WWR) differ with orientation & climatic conditions. Research proves the total energy consumption increases when the WWR is also increased. Eco Collab design team finds the WWR that is appropriate for a building, as a part and parcel of designing facades.  

Apartment Building

EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE

The building envelope has a direct impact on reducing the Carbon Footprint of a building. An in-efficient building envelope results in a higher cooling load, thereby increasing dependency on fossil fuel-generated power, which is 80% of the supply in India. Strategic placements of cool roofs, green roofs/ decks, double-height spaces are considered by Eco Collab design team to conceptualize the most efficient building envelope, for the given climatic condition and building typology.