on Monday, July 26, 2010
on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A Green Building is an environmentally responsible and a healthy place to live and work. Green Building ensures that waste is minimized at every stage during the construction and operation of building, resulting in low cost .Green Building applies to both existing and new construction from simple spaces to large development projects.
A green building is one that incorporates several features involving
Effective Landscape Usage
Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly Equipment Usage
Recycled & Environmental Friendly Building Materials Usage
Indoor Air Quality Maintenance.
Efficient Water Usage
Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources-energy, water and materials-while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment through better sitting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and removal-the complete building life cycle.
A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment.
A Green Building can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The immediate and most tangible benefit is in the reduction in operating energy and water costs right from day one, during the entire life cycle of the building. The energy savings could range from 25 – 40 % depending on the extent of green specifications. Other tangible savings would be reduction in first costs and enhanced asset value. Intangible benefits of Green Buildings include increasing productivity of occupants’ health, safety benefits and a green corporate image. Several Corporate are now seeing Green Building Rating as a tool to enhance marketability. Even simple modifications and strategies will improve the current situation.
on Monday, January 18, 2010
The world's tallest tower, developed by Emaar Properties, was unveiled. The official height of the tower was announced as 828 metres.The tower's height breaks all existing world records for tall buildings. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world according to the three main criteria of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The CTBUH ranks the world’s tallest buildings based on ‘Height to Architectural Top,’ ‘Height to Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Tip.’
At 828 metres, Burj Khalifa is 320 metres taller than Taipei 101, which at 508 metres had held the record for the world’s tallest building measured to the architectural top since 2004, the year the project was announced.
Burj Khalifa achieved the distinction of being the world's tallest structure – surpassing the KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres) in North Dakota , USA – 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004.
The tower also beats the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which at 553.33 metres had been the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land since 1976. Burj Khalifa employs a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete, 39,000 metric tonnes of steel rebar and 142,000 square metres of glass; and it took 22 million man hours to build.
Other world records for Burj Khalifa include the highest occupied floor in the world, at over 550 metres; the highest outdoor observation deck in the world – At the Top on Level 124; and the tallest service elevator, which travels to a height of 504 metres.