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About sonali

Sonali is a Research Analyst at Firstgreen. She is an undergraduate architect from Aayojan school of architecture. Sonali has a keen interest in green architecture and her aim is to help minimize the effect of architecture on the environment.

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Parameters Affecting Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. The quality of air inside the building including gaseous composition, humidity ,temperature and air contaminants. <h5>Parameters affecting Air Quality</h5> <p><strong>Physical Parameters</strong></p> <img width=”163″ height=”152″ […]

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Effect of VLT in Daylighting

What is VLT of glass? VLT stands for Visible light transmission. It is the amount of visible light that can pass through an optical or sun lens. It can also be called visible light transmittance or VLT%. This is measured as a percentage which indicates the darkness of a lens within a sunglasses frame. The […]

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Daylight Metrics

Daylight is merely the visible part of the radiant energy that enters through windows. Furthermore, the bulk of the daylight energy that enters a space is converted into thermal energy after just a few reflections. Many office buildings in moderate climates now have air conditioning largely due to the high internal gains. In warmer climates […]

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Importance of Daylight simulation in Green building Certification

What is Daylight Simulation?A computer-based calculation of the amount of daylight available inside or outside of a building under one or several sky conditions. Simulation outputs may be discrete numbers (illuminances and luminances) under selected sensor points within a scene or visualizations of a scene. Daylight is merely the visible part of the radiant energy […]

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Comparison of different Daylight simulation softwares

What is Daylight Simulation? A computer-based calculation of the amount of <b>daylight</b> available inside or outside of a building under one or several sky conditions. <b>Simulation</b> outputs may be discrete numbers (illuminances and luminances) under selected sensor points within a scene or visualizations of a scene.</p> <img width=”570″ height=”522″ src=”https://www.firstgreen.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/graph-EUI-3.png” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.firstgreen.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/graph-EUI-3.png?w=570&amp;ssl=1 570w, https://i0.wp.com/www.firstgreen.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/graph-EUI-3.png?resize=285%2C261&amp;ssl=1 285w, […]

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Comparison between VAV and VRV system

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. This system provides heating and cooling to residential and commercial buildings. You can find HVAC systems anywhere from single-family homes to submarines where they provide the means for environmental comfort. Becoming more and more popular in new construction, these systems use fresh air from outdoors to provide […]

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COVID-19 strategies from WELL certification

Many organizations in India have started taking safety precautions, some informing their employees to work from home. But, since there are a considerable number of organizations still operating, there is a dire need for all employees to understand the spread of Coronavirus and what precautions they can take. Buildings, communities and organizations play a leading […]

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