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What would you say if you were told that Office Interior Design has no designing to be done? Are we moving back to the age when there were few interior designers and Architects around and most of the so called ‘design’ work was done by carpenters? Don’t be shocked; we are not moving down that […]

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  Always there has been need of cleaning buildings, whether residential or commercial. In everyday life cleaning is a must for a hygienic and disciplined life. People maintain personal hygiene, wear clean clothes, eat clean food, visit clean places and so on. Just in the same way it is very important to keep a building […]

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1. Change your bulbs Replace your most frequently used bulbs with compact fluorescents (CFLs). These use four times less energy and last eight times longer. 2. Drive less Walk, bike, car pool or take public transport at least once a week if you are a daily driver. You’ll save 1.5 kg carbon dioxide for every […]

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 Green is no longer just a colour for Architects and Interior Designers.  It is the new Design Philosophy.  Green design is about saving money, protecting the environment and protecting people’s health. Green design incorporates sustainable materials and design ideas aimed at using sustainable materials, protecting the environment, and energy conservation.    The key areas that an interior designer […]

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Sometimes environmentally preferable choices can have higher initial costs, and access to capital may be tight. It is however a better choice especially for Developers and individual owners and tenants. Developers usually operate their properties, rather than selling them; this means that their own bottom lines could benefit from energy and water efficiency. And more […]

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iDream, a leading Architectural and interiors firm based in India aspires to be environmentally conscious and utilize sustainable designs in all aspects of their practice. The organisation adheres by the Green Building Councils philosophy to promote spaces that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy spaces to live and work. iDream’s policy is to improve environmental […]

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Real Estate is the 2nd largest item on the expense sheet of most organisations, right after labor. Workplace designs are therefore being rethought, reconfigured, and rebuilt to greater advantage and profitability. Smart companies and corporate real estate decision makers who understand the implications for their portfolio, workforce, and bottom line are planning workspace needs tactically […]

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Observing the history of architecture closely, one realizes that Ancient Greek and Roman builders, Renaissance and Enlightenment architects, and architects of the Modern movement understood and practiced the usage of locally available materials, using natural light thereby making the building self sufficient, long before energy was an issue and long before anyone used the word […]

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One of the most obvious considerations would be landscaping a green development. However, as Anirban from iDream points out “a few considerations at the landscape design stage would make a project greener than the average green”. One should try to use native or adapted trees and plants on the roof. This type of greenery absorbs […]

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Unplug! Just keeping your cell phone, TV, and DVD players plugged in wastes 5 percent of all the energy you use each year. Replace those traditional incandescent bulbs if you haven’t already, or, consider LED lighting as well … an even greener lighting option. In terms of energy efficiency, microwaves are better than toaster ovens; […]

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