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Green building materials and green products have played an important role in the progress of the green building movement in India. In this interesting feature, we present the building industry’s perspective on this issue and follow it up with a list of some of the finest green products available in the market

In an interview with Construction Week, Dr Prem Jain, Chairman of the Indian Green Building Council had remarked that the cost of green buildings is still higher than conventional buildings in India. “The reason being we do not have enough products in India that are truly green. Of course, many people claim that their products are green but we do not know if that’s true.

We do not have a system to validate the greenness of a product. Consequently, the evolution of green products in India has been very limited. If we had more true green products, our movement would have progressed further,” he had said. “Therefore, we hold a congress where we encourage green products,’ he had added.

The eighth edition of this congress – the Green Building Congress – is just around the corner and we decided to find out what the industry has to say on the key aspects of this issue like the role played by green products play in the creation, operation and maintenance of green buildings; availability of such products in the market; pricing of the products and availability of adequate mechanism to validate the green claims.

Niranjan Hiranandani
MD, Hiranandani Group

Green products do play an important role but equally important are product engineering, mindsets and processes. The industry needs to understand these products and be adept in putting them to good use.

With the opening up of the market, availability of green products has definitely improved. Indian companies have shown considerable progress in developing green products. Of the products available in the market today, almost 90% are Indian while about 10% are imported. Of course, there is a great scope for improvement in terms of the quality of the products.

While the availability has improved, prices are still on the higher side. Talking specifically from our company’s perspective, I can say that we do have adequate mechanism. The industry too is evolving on this front.

While the progress of the green building movement has been satisfactory, Government needs to encourage the industry further by giving incentives. The green building movement is at a critical stage and it needs to be pushed.

Hemansu M Pathak
VP – Construction Management, Lodha Group

Saving resources and preserving ecology both go hand in hand in building construction. Green products ensure energy efficiency as well as reduced harmful industrial waste. For example, using high performance glass façade leads to transmission of less heat and more natural daylight and reduce the use of artificial light and air-conditioning. Additionally, using FSE certified timber and recycling products in case redevelopment projects ensure less use of new resources.

There are few vendors who provide green products and more such vendor’s are always welcomed to bring in competitive markets.

Green products are priced 15 to 20% higher for certification than the non certified products. However with widespread application across industry will help reduce the pricing.

There are institutions such as the Green Building Council that certify projects based on achievements of pre determined criteria’s (In India as well as abroad).

It has been observed over time that unbridled development puts a burden on ecology. Hence eco friendly initiatives in building construction are vital to sustainable development, wherein the eco system is preserved ensuring a safe and clean environment both to our progeny and the generations to come. It is well proven that end user / occupants will enjoy benefits by consuming less energy, water & excellent space efficiency. Developers are sincerely promoting this concept which will definitely save our earth from being climatically imbalanced.

JR Tanti
MD, Synefra E&C

Green materials are environmentally responsible because their impacts are considered over the production and life of the product, evaluated and then utilized depending upon project-specific goals.

The concept of sustainable building incorporates and integrates a variety of strategies across project lifecycle. Use of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a building. Green building materials offer the following benefits to the building owner and building occupants: Energy conservation, Improved occupant health & productivity, Lower operating costs, Reduced maintenance/replacement costs over the life of the building and Greater design flexibility.

Integrating green products into building projects also help reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transport, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling, and disposal of the materials. In olden days, we always had sustainable buildings. With a lot of influence from West, we gradually missed the issues and began practices which were not so green but which gave fabulous looking structures.

Most of the products are available in India as mostly green products are locally sourced. But there is very low manufacturer and consumer awareness in the market. The vendor is not aware of the green facts of the product requirement. Indian brands need to help raise consumer consciousness.

Yes, most available products are competitively priced. There are a few which are highly priced but products like these also have high utility value.

No, the mechanism is not adequate. In India the manufacturers submit a declaration or certain test reports wherever applicable proclaiming that the product sold is green. This is considered as valid, but there is no cross checking done by any institute.

Ashwini Kumar
COO, Nitesh Estates

The end product is the sum of its parts. You can have a green building only if there are green products available. Green products finally enable you to ensure that the cost of energy and water are low when the green building becomes operational.

The Indian green construction movement is in its nascent stage, so technical knowledge is not easily available. While India is on the way to becoming a genuine green building market, there is still a dearth of building materials needed for these structures. I foresee that the demand for such products will go up in the future and as that happens, competition will set in and the theory of experience curve will start working and eventually the availability will increase and costs will come down.

The competition has not really set in and hence pricing is not competitive. Currently one is going by certification provided by the manufacturer. There is a large gap between the current situation and where we should be. Standards for various products needs to be defined, credible third party testing and certifying agencies have to become available.

Brijesh Bhanote
Sr VP Sales & Marketing – The 3C Company

Well a lot depends on the green products. They are the essential components of a green building and rate highly when measuring the building in terms of tangible returns.

Not really satisfied but still, these days the availability of green products is relativity better than what the scenario used to be around 10 years ago when we first started developing green buildings.

The pricing is good but not as competitive as it would be in a matured market. The prices would go down even further with time as more and more people realize that apart from being environment friendly green today make business sense.

There are different governing bodies which rate products in different category, in terms of Green Developments, IGBC acts as a tool which measures and rates a building in terms of its active and passives green features. The products/ components used in a green building need to be of the highest standards and meet the strict norms of the IGBC.

We just hope the government realizes that Green is the need of the hour and encourage the producers / manufacturers by offering better infrastructure and aid in terms of subsidies and tax benefits on environment friendly products.

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Preetha Raman
Architect/Green Building Analyst, Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd

Green products have less life cycle impact on the environment than conventional products and therefore are vital to a Green building. Products like low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, carpets, adhesives etc ensure a healthy indoor environment since they are less toxic and hazardous to humans whereas energy efficient electrical and mechanical equipments reduce the energy consumption of the building and ultimately CO2 emissions. Green buildings require green products to be native or regional and therefore beneficial to the local economy.

Availability of green products in the Indian market isn’t very satisfactory. Certain sectors like glass industry, interior product manufacturer’s like gypsum / false ceiling / false flooring / carpets, sanitary ware manufacturer’s etc whose principle is non Indian, have introduced green products which meet the requirement. However, there is a real dearth or monopoly I should say, when it comes to looking at products with certified SRI value, certified wood, etc.

Apart from the above product lines which cater to green building rating system credit compliance, there could be products which are local to India like fly ash bricks, mud / adobe blocks, ferro cement products which are low energy consuming for their manufacture, generate local employment, predominantly use available local material or post industrial waste.

Would be great if leading building material manufacturers introduce these products in the market. Brand name does matter when an end user wants to buy them for their building, especially in commercial large scale construction. Also, the lead times for such low energy consuming materials / certain green products are very high.

DS Raghuvanshi
GM, K Raheja Corp

The concept of sustainable building incorporates and integrates a variety of strategies during the design, construction and operation of building projects. The use of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in design of a building. Integrating green building materials into building projects can help reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transport, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling and disposal of these building industry source materials.

The growth in the number of projects registered with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) denotes the increasing popularity of implementation of green measures amongst the building business sector. As compared to earlier scenario, more vendors are attracted towards the green building market considering its huge potential.

IGBC is a green certifying body that has developed recommended list of vendors from whom green products can be sourced. However, top institutes like IITs should come forward with certain mechanism to cross check the validity of products’ claim to being green.

John Britto
Director Acron Group

The role green products play in creation of green buildings is in conservation and protection of the environment. Maximum use of materials with recycled content and minimum dependency on natural resources. Green products help in the efficient use of water and energy in the operation of buildings, that is, in rainwater harvesting, solar water heating and energy saving luminaires. There is also reduction in maintenance cost in the use of green products such as, UPVC windows and in waste separation and management at construction stage and also post occupancy.

We are satisfied with the availability of green products in the Indian market generally, but it is difficult in the Goan context.
The pricing is competitive to some extent. Speaking from Goa’s perpsctive where we have a project, there is definitely lack of adequate mechanism to cross check the validity of a product’s claim. Publicity needs to be improved for green products and its benefits.

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Armstrong World Industries India Pvt Ltd

What makes it Green: Armstrong ArmWood is an eco-friendly outdoor antiskid wood decking floor made up of 100% recycled, environment friendly product with a blend of bamboo powder, thermoplastics and additives. The product is made from recycled content and it is recyclable as well. The Bamboo powder used in manufacturing of comes under rapidly renewable material as per LEED & IGBC.

The Product: Armstrong ArmWood is an easy to install and no-maintenance flooring. The product is available in Tiles and Planks. Its hardness delivers extreme weather resistance, moisture resistance and suitable to be used in outdoor spaces with temperature ranging between − 40°C to 60°C.

The products are ideal for Swimming Pool, Park & Gardens, Terraces, Balcony, Garden Ways, Around Pools, Lakes & Other water front spaces. ArmWood combines the hardness and solidity of natural exotic wood and can be worked as wood (cut, polished, hammered etc.) It is highly flexible and impact resistant. The product is also resistant to water, fungus and termites making it ideal for different exterior solutions.

Name: Arm Wood
Category: Deckwood

Specifications
Arm Wood Tiles Dimension
Size 310 x 310 mm
Thickness 22 mm
Package 11 Tiles per carton
Arm Wood Planks Dimension
Length 2900 mm
Width 135/150 mm
Thickness 25
Package 3 strips bundled and shrink wrapped

Permeable Concrete
What makes it Green: Pervious Concrete has the unique ability to allow water to flow through easily, which results in concrete pavements that have no runoff from storm-water or snowmelt and helps in replenishment of aquifers. Due to presence of high voids and air pockets, it also reduces the Heat Island Effect.

Pervious Concrete helps to achieve green credit points under LEEDS & GRIHA for Storm Water Management and also for Reducing Heat Island Effect.

The Product: Pervious Concrete is also known as porous, no-fines or permeable concrete. ACI 522R defines pervious concrete as “a zero-slump, open-graded material consisting of portland cement, coarse aggregate, little or no fine aggregates, specially formulated admixtures, and water”. Though it may be new to India, Pervious Concrete has been installed since the 1970’s in certain parts of the US as an alternative to complex drainage systems and water retention areas.

Some typical application areas of Pervious Concrete are Typical uses and applications include Parking lots, Streets, road shoulders, Bridge embankments, Edge drains, Driveways, sidewalks, Patios, tennis courts, Swimming pool decks, Golf cart paths, Greenhouse floors, Zoo areas and animal barns.

Pervious Concrete can be achieved by using BASF’s specially formulated RHEOFIT range of admixtures.

Name: Pervious Concrete
Category: Permeable Concrete
Company: BASF

Specifications
Zero Slump Concrete Connected Pores
Pores Size 2 – 8 mm
Void Content 18 – 35%
Typical Compressive Strength 2.8 – 28 MPa
Drainage Rate 81 – 730 L/min/Sqm

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Boon Edam Entrance Technology India Private Limited

What makes it Green: The ‘always open, always closed’ nature of revolving doors allow to create a stylish yet energy efficient entrance to building, while it allows users to move freely in and out, it creates an effective barrier between the weather, pollution, dirt on the outside and the environment on the inside. This helps to maintain optimum conditions inside building, and thereby reduces energy loss.

The Product: The TQ is a high quality revolving door with a unique design which combines architectural beauty with the highest degree of flexibility.

From saving energy costs to the use of intelligent safety features, every aspect of this door is designed to fulfil the needs of our customers.

The TQ is available with 3 or 4 wings, with manual/semi automatic/fully automatic operation depending on size and application. It offers many options in design and surface finish (powder coated, Natural/color anodized/stainless steel- brush,mirror,brass mirror finish) and can be manufactured to match or complement a wide variety of interiors and facades.

The TQ is equipped with a state of the art multifunctional control panel with capacitive soft touch switches and LED indicators.

Name: Tourniket TQ
Category: Door Systems

Specifications
Power supply 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Motor AC motor, 3-phase
Operating 150W
Stationary 75W
Lightning 56W (low energy) / 80W (halogen)
Ambient temperature -20°C to +50°C
Fuse External power supply fused with 16 A slow
Quality Standard CE approved and complies with the Machine Directive (98/37/EEC), the EMC-Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (93/68/EEC).

Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Ltd

What makes it Green: With part-load energy efficiency ratings as high as 0.33 kw/ton, the Evergreen 23XRV has the lowest life-cycle costs of any water-cooled chiller in the industry.

The Product: The AHRI/ASHRAE innovation award-winning Evergreen 23XRV chiller with Foxfire compression technology using HFC-134a refrigerant has set new industry standards for environmental performance and efficiency. An extension to the Evergreen Series water-cooled chiller line, this product employs new technology to achieve world-class energy efficiency with zero compromise on ozone protection. The variable speed screw compressor of the Evergreen 23XRV gives owners the flexibility to reduce the load efficiently when the facilities are in limited use.

Specifications
The Evergreen 23XRV screw chillers provide high efficiency, chlorine-free, long-term solution unaffected by refrigerant phase outs. The non-ozone depleting HFC-134a refrigerant provides a safe and environmentally sound product without compromising efficiency.

Fabtech Sterling Building Technologies Pvt Ltd (FSBT)

What makes it Green: Under the ‘Green Policy’, Fabtech Sterling Building Technologies strives to minimize the environmental impact of products – right from design to the disposal. Fiber cement boards are environment friendly building material and are manufactured under strict ‘Green Policy’ using eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

This process creates very little industrial dust, oil and dirt – which are regular by-products of conventional industrial manufacturing.

FSBT seeks continuous enhancement in energy efficiency, reduction of emissions, and conservation of resources, along with other areas of improvement.

The production process used for the fiber cement product uses pulp from farmed trees only. Under no circumstances are any natural forests decimated as a result of using these raw materials. The steam produced in heating process is re-used in the product curing process. Waste material from burning rice husks is recycled into the product. Water is recycled into vast ‘ponds’ and reused in the product manufacturing process. There is no CFS (cold formed steel) in the polystyrene (in case of thermal panels).

The Product: Fabtech Sterling Building Technologies Pvt. Ltd.(FSBT), ), a joint venture between Fabtech Technologies International Pvt. Ltd. and Sterling Construction and Development Corporation, introduces Plaswall- the easy build construction technique that has proven its credentials in Philippines, Australia and the Middle East. Homes built using Plaswall promise to be better, safer, highly durable and more energy efficient.

The unique lost in place formwork of Plaswall produces a completely load bearing wall when rendered. Plaswall is easy to transport, and the production facility can be assembled at the construction site itself. The very nature of the product is wastage and pilferage proof and makes Plaswall the preferred construction technique, in all the markets it has been launched.

The production process of Plaswall is green, with the fiber-cement manufacturing process using the pulp from farmed trees, which means that no green forest covers are sacrificed or harmed in the process. HIMI Spacers are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic. Plaswall is suitable for all types of construction, right from small housing projects to villas to commercial structures. Its clean building system promises to be the fastest and the cleanest concrete construction system in the market, ideal for both hot and cold climates as well.

Name: Plaswall
Category: Construction Technology

Specifications
Plaswall is a fast, hassle-free, hygienic and economical, pre-engineered and pre-fabricated modular load-bearing construction system. It is a range of custom-manufactured modular walls which can be made at a movable factory at site and suit any design or architectural requirement.
From light weight concrete systems to thermally insulated walls especially designed for hot and cold climates, this patented technology can meet every need.

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Grundfos Pumps India Private Limited

What makes it Green: 99% of the content built into the pumps made by Grundfos is recyclable; CO2 emissions of every range of products is continually measured by the Research and Technology centre, Denmark and a new generation of pumps with 3-4% more energy efficient products are developed.

Name: Centrifugal pumps
Category: Pumps for Commercial and Industrial Building services

Specifications
The product is used for ground water, water transfer, pressure boosting, circulation, sewage transfer, dewatering, fire fighting and dosing/disinfection

Hydro Building Systems Private Limited, India

What makes it Green: The fact that Aluminium is recyclable, sustainable, can be used repeatedly without any loss of properties even after countless recycling makes the product absolutely green in nature.

The Product: Technal is one of Europe’s market leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of aluminium facades, doors and windows who is working with leading industry specialists and associations to continually improve the recyclability of aluminium and to reduce carbon emissions during the life cycle of its products.

Technal offers a range of innovative Geode curtain walling, thermally broken Soleal window and door developed to meet specifiers’ requirements for enhanced thermal performance, design flexibility with visual appeal and also proposes solar protection solutions such as Suneal sunshade, Noteal shutter and Safetyline louver system, enabling the control of solar gain and providing natural ventilation. These solutions enable thus reducing air conditioning consumption and improving air quality for user’s comfort.

Category: Aluminium Glazing and fenestration solutions
Company: Hydro Building Systems Private Limited, India

Specifications
Aluminium building products like Technal are made from alloys that are weather-proof, corrosion resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays, ensuring optimal performance over a very long period of time that makes it durable. Plus, its flexibility and formability guarantee virtually unlimited design potential.

Also, the incredible high strength-to-weight ratio of aluminium makes it possible to design light structure with exceptional stability. The best thing about aluminium is that it is recyclable. That it is an efficient material for light management, economic and has a wide variety of surface finishes and colors (like anodizing or coating) that can meet the demands of any architect only add to its significance.

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InterfaceFLOR

What makes it Green: Convert is the result of InterfaceFLOR’s ability to recycle or “reinyarnate” – all nylon face fiber into a clean stream of recycle nylon. The Convert collection has the largest recycled content (as high as 72%) among any carpet available.

The Convert collection shows how beautiful recycled content can be – old dirty carpets transformed into sophisticated and appealing designs debunking the myth that reclaimed and recycled cannot be beautiful. It is also another huge step towards InterfaceFLOR’s Mission Zero promise to eliminate any negative impact on the environment by 2020.

The Product: Convert is a ground- breaking new category of modular carpet – the first one that is manufactured with a full colour spectrum of post consumer (recycled) yarn, harvested through InterfaceFLOR’s ReEntry 2.0 recycling program. Its another first in the industry, and its variety of patterns and colours is creating a big impact on designers around the world.

Name: Convert Modular Carpet
Category: Modular Commercial Flooring

Specifications
The Convert range has 13 patters in four to 254 colour ways including the textures. The collection has the solid What goes Around, intertwined Reissued, striated Fresh Start, and a pair of linear patterns, Reincarnation and Rags to Riches and are now available to customers in India.

Johnson Controls India

What makes it Green: YORK air-cooled chillers caters to cooling applications where condenser water is not available or the quality of condenser water is not fit to be used for condenser cooling. The chiller is provided with multiple semi-hermetic / hermetic compressor(s) to deliver chilled water for central air-conditioning / process cooling applications. Johnson Controls’ Chiller Plant Manager offers a unique opportunity to optimize the operation of the complete chiller plant, thereby saving the precious energy.

Name: YORK Air-Cooled Chillers with chiller plant manager
Category: Building Solutions for cooling & controls

Kone Elevators India Pvt. Ltd

What makes it Green: Kone is the first company to reach highest energy efficiency rating for its elevators. Kone MonoSpace Elevators, since their launch in 1996, has saved as much electricity produced by a typical 250 MW Power Plant. This is equivalent to the consumption of 2 million barrels of oil or the CO2 emission of 1,00,000 cars driven around the world. The company has received ‘A class’ energy rating from the VDI 4707 classification for their most established MonoSpace Elevators. The ‘A class’ rating is the best rating that can be given under the VDI 4707 classification standard.

The VDI guideline is a European based code of practice which was established by the Association of German Engineers and is now used mainly in Europe and in other countries around the world.

The product: The technology behind Kone MonoSpace Elevators provides a concrete solution for the overall energy consumption of a building. A major component which adds up to the majority of energy saving is the Kone EcoDisc, which consumes 70% lesser energy than a Hydraulic Elevator and 50% lesser than a Traction Elevator. The Regenerative System adds up to the advantage by recovering excess breaking energy from the elevator and converts it for other uses such as lighting by the building.

Name: Kone MonoSpace Elevators
Category: Elevators

Specifications
Elevators for Residential, Office, Hotel, Hospital and other segments 4P to 26P Capacity running at speeds from 1m/s to 4m/s

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Lutron GL Ltd

What makes it Green: Quantum optimizes the use of electric and daylight to prevent wasted lighting energy in commercial or campus buildings by automatically moderating all electrical lightings and controls daylight using automated window shades. It manages, monitors and reports on all lighting usage for optimal energy performance and productivity, while minimising maintenance and operating costs. It provides improved comfort, productivity and tested ability to reduce the buildings electricity usage by more than 60%.

The product: Quantum total light management utilises a wide number of strategies to bring energy savings to a building and it also allows lighting and shading zones to be reconfigured without rewiring thus making a space responsive to high churn rates.

Name: Quantum Total Light Management System
Category: Light Control Systems

Specifications
Quantum total light management include integration with Lutron GRAFIK Eye QS scene and zone controls; Lutron’s Hyperion solar-adaptive shading; and architectural load dimming of all common light sources, including halogen, LED, low-voltage and incandescent.

Philips

What makes it Green: The product is replacement of 2x18W CFL Downlight. A 2x18W light consumes ~40W Power while LEDO consumes only 18W Power. Thus there is ~55% saving in Power Consumption. It also helps to have less load on Air Conditioning System: 1W Electrical Load is 0.5W Air Conditioning Load. 2x18W CFL Downlight loads Air Conditioning System with 20W. LEDO loads the System with 9W only and save on Air conditioning too.

The product: The Philips LED Downlight utilizes innovative optics for optimal light distribution and low glare. This unique downlight harnesses the long lifetime of its high power LED source, reducing maintenance and energy costs and making it useful for indoor general illumination applications Innovative optics hide the 16 LED light source Slim design provides for easy installation in a variety of areas Useful for applications requiring reliable, low maintenance, energy efficient lighting.

Name: LEDO
Category: Philips LED Downlight

Specifications
The unique remote phosphor technology generates 4000°K white light. It has got Luminaire Efficacy of >60 ImMl with 50000 hours lifetime (Constant Lumen Output). It could be used for general room lighting – reception, conference room and cabin, corridor lighting, staircase lighting, shops and installation. It is designed for 185 mm cut-outs for easily replacing existing 2×1 8W conventional downlight.

Roca

What makes it Green: W+W is equipped with a water-saving device that deploy dual flushes of 6/3L and reusing grey water is reduced by up to 25% in comparison to a standard 6/3 – Litre toilet (Dual Flush). It is equipped also with soft close seat and cover. The Basin Faucets includes progressive cartridge which means faucets will always start with cold water, and can go up progressively to warm water. The 9 1/min energy-saving faucets give 25% of water saving.

The product: Roca’s W+W (washbasin + watercloset) present an innovative and creative concept which combines two crucial elements in every bathroom space into a unified whole: washbasin and toilet. This combination manages to add space into smaller bathrooms, however not at the expense of design, and simultaneously allows for its installation into new bathrooms. It is ideal for public and private, residential or office bathroom spaces.

Beside obvious advantages in terms of comfort and functionality, the combination of washbasin and toilet in a single element allows for the application of Roca’s new sustainable technology “Re-use of water“. The products reduce consumption by 70%, thus contributing to environmental protection. W+W re-uses the used water from the washbasin to fill the water cistern and it has an automatic cleaning system which eliminates odours and bacteria in the water, thus ensuring excellent quality.

Name: W+W
Category: Bathroom collection

Specifications
W+W– innovative and creative concept combines washbasin and watercloset (Toilet). This unique concept created by the Innovation Laboratory, the R&D department of Roca’s Design Centre, was designed by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti (Battiston architects) and it presents an excellent choice when innovation, design and sustainability are considered priorities.

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SCHELL

What makes it Green: Closes itself after designated time set for flow-time of water.

The product: The latest product from Schell to reach the Indian market is the electronic self-closing tap – TIPUS. It is a robust, reliable, highly practical and technologically superior self closing tap. Designed primarily for heavy traffic areas in public and semi–public washrooms, the Tipus is extremely simple to install, is hygienic and highly vandal resistant.

The functions of this superb looking faucet incorporating the piezo-electric technology includes Start, Stop and pre-set Time Limit. Water savings of up to 40% compared with standard hand-closed taps are realistically claimed.

Name: TIPUS
Category: SELF-CLOSING FAUCET

Specifications
Electronic self-closing with Piezo-electric button, 9V external battery, 6L/min at 3 Bar pressure, 4s to 120s flow-time adjustment, flow regulator.

Trane

What makes it Green: Energy usage is a building’s largest operating expense making energy efficiency a top priority for building owners. The RTWD can operate with a dry cooler and in heat pump or heat recovery applications. This means reduced energy consumption and better overall building efficiency.

The product: The RTWD, a 200-800 kW helical rotary screw water-cooled chiller, is Eurovent-certified Class A. It includes a falling film evaporator that can achieve efficiencies of up to 5.6 Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), minimizing the expense of operating a chilled water system which can amount to over 90% of the total lifetime cost of HVAC system.

Built to handle applications that require high condensing temperatures, the RTWD offers tight temperature control in commercial or industrial environments. The RTWD can be part of a multiple chiller system using Trane Chiller Plant Control or can be integrated in a HVAC system with a building management system such as Trane’s Tracer Summit.

Name: RTWD water-cooled chiller
Category: HVAC

Specifications
It has a small footprint that allows it to fit through a single width door, minimizing installation time and expense. The RTWD has precise temperature control (+/-0.3º C), as well as advanced adaptive algorithms and preventative unit safeties that keep the system running at all conditions.

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