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Sustainable Approach to Cooling India

By Gaurav Burman on Jul 2, 2019 2:00:00 AM

 

'The World will be facing a cold crunch' warns International Energy Agency (IEA) in its 2019 Future of Cooling report. After all, space cooling which accounts for 10% of all global electricity consumption will more than triple by 2050, nearing 37%, – consuming as much electricity as all of China and India today.

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Top 3 upcoming trends in the Indian Facility Management Industry

By Gaurav Burman on Dec 4, 2018 5:39:06 AM

 

The Indian Facilities Management Industry has seen substantial growth over the past few years. Though not as developed as in western economies, there is a growing awareness of the link between the efficiency of a business and its office environment. More and more Facility Heads are waking up to the fact that the benefits of smarter buildings include not just energy efficiency and savings, but also a boost in employee productivity which translates to a far more substantial profit for the company.

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Employee Productivity And The Smart Building

By Gaurav Burman on Feb 21, 2018 4:33:24 AM

Every day I talk with facility heads and facility managers from different companies. We talk about their plans and aspirations for their facilities. We talk about bottlenecks in achieving these goals and the possible resolutions. We talk about making the shift from investment-laden facility management to contributing to the company's bottom line.

One topic that comes up over and over again with most of these facility managers is 'building a work environment that makes employees productive and healthy.

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From Reactive to Proactive: A Shift in Smart Building Technology

By Gaurav Burman on Sep 12, 2017 10:53:33 AM

 

With rapid advances in technology, buildings are no longer perceived merely as brick and mortar. Organizations are beginning to rethink the role facilities play in achieving their sustainability goals, optimizing their workforce productivity and improving employee health.

Modern buildings can gather millions of data points that capture real-time information about occupancy, temperature, humidity, and air quality among many other measures. Intelligent data analytics empower these buildings to make occupants more comfortable and productive at the lowest cost, while managing energy and operations more efficiently.

But that's just part of the story. By applying the right set of tools, we can pull powerful insights from the vast amount of data garnered from a building. We can see patterns, we can build a model, and we can predict. We can make your building management predictive and proactive!

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Why Normalize Energy Consumption for Weather?

By Gaurav Burman on Jul 28, 2017 1:00:00 AM

Energy costs are on the rise, and so is the demand for energy. As a result, reducing the energy consumption of your bricks and mortar is fast becoming a no-brainer for any business. After all, buildings consume 40% of the world's energy of which approximately 50% is wasted due to inefficient use.

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Making Buildings Energy Efficient: Why You Can't Ignore the 'Where.'

By Gaurav Burman on Jul 26, 2017 3:41:18 AM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that buildings in different geographies consume energy differently. We all know that everything from sunlight, the wind, ambient temperature, air quality, humidity and time of sunrise/sunset to the topography of a commercial building invariably affect how we use HVAC and Lighting. In other words, the location and environment of your building determine the way your building consumes energy.

And yet, there is a good chance that you have overlooked the importance of geography when planning for energy efficiency. 

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