PEBS PENNAR – Setting Green Standards
urrently in existing society the intensity of the pollution and consumption of natural resources is drastically increasing. Inorder to bring down the effect, the companies have come up with a new concept in construction called Green buildings with no environmental effect and efficient management in protecting the natural resources and balancing the delicate line between building standards and environment. What is Green Building? It is designed, constructed and demolished with harmless, eco friendly with an increase in it's efficiency and reduction of the impact of the building on the environment. Recently, the construction sector is growing at phenomenal place adopting the green structures with optimum outcome, economical, non-toxic, environmental pollution free, renewable, healthy social life, low maintenance, energy efficient and temperature control. The Green building concept is widely followed in foreign countries, in recent times the adaptability has become pretty famous even in India. In accordance to the Indian climate, land and population the constructions are being customized with resource efficient, withstand to seasonal changes and cost effective. By constructing the structure with natural raw materials is advantageous like temperature regulation, indoor environment quality, material, water and energy efficiency for the sustainability through its
life span. Apart from environmental purpose, industrially green buildings play a key role, commercially these buildings help in the increase of the flexibility of the building, improved building performance, lower costs. From the awareness, environmental safety, cost effectiveness and global warming many PEB companies initiated to add the Green standards in the construction so as PEBS Pennar, one of the leading companies in India in the PEB sector has come up with go green metal buildings concept winning the India's first Gold rated Green factory award from IGBC. PEBS Pennar, a Hyderabad based ISO 9001:2008 certified company is escalating in Indian PEB market with its deft design, fabrication, supply and installation of steel buildings through excellent design & manufacturing methods that can efficiently satisfy clients requirements adopted by International Standards. With its manufacturing facility spread in 26 acres and a capacity of 90,000 MT per annum, the company has completed many projects all over India with favorable outcome. PEBS Pennar has diversified into solar module mounting structures for solar PV units, roof tops, canal tops, car parks with a supply of 700 MW in the last two years in India. Though PEBS Pennar is new into solar it is running by degrees bagging projects from deemed customers. PEBS Pennar follow strict adherence
to design codes and practices. The company have latest engineering updates and software to design highly complex buildings. The designs are vetted by institutions like IIT Madras and IISC Bangalore on regular basis. Normally the steel buildings fetch 15 to 20 LEED points and can gain more by adding some features like roofing system with high SRI index, roof top solar system, energy simulation etc. PEBS Pennar have a specialized department to advice customers on Green Buildings. A Green Building has characteristics that reduce its environmental impact during its life cycle - from construction all the way through to the end of the building's useful life. These green building characteristics are measured against three criteria: -
Environmental: The impact the building will have today and in the future when considering factors as energy useage, efficient use of space, recyclability, materials used for construction, all in an effort to conserve natural resources. Economic: Lowering operating costs, enhancing asset value, improving productivity, as well as optimizing lifecycle performance. Health & Community: Improvement of air quality, occupant comfort, and overall health conditions. T The Masterbuilder | October 2014 | www.masterbuilder.co.in 191
PEBS Pennar's manufacturing unit being India's first gold rated green building; it always supports the customers in making their building a green environmental friendly building. Pre-engineered building itself being environmental friendly building adds the advantages to the make it a green building. PEBS Pennar has made some green innovations to make the building a green building. Steel - the Green Metal: Steel is the basic material that is used in the construction of a pre engineered building. It negates the harmful effects associated with concrete and cement. Steel used by Pebs Pennar for any building can be 100 % recycled in the future, after the building
has lived its life. Steel also lowers the life cycle cost as it is easier to maintain. Heat Island Effect: PEBS Pennar uses metal roof panels that have high solar reflectance index (SRI). This helps in reducing the energy consumption and the heat island effect. Insulated Metal Panels: PEBS Pennar offers effective insulation solutions for both the roof and walls. The panels have a superior R value that will contribute towards greater thermal and energy efficiency. SkyLights: SkyLights help in usher-
ing natural light into the building. This ensures minimum or negligible usage of artificial lighting thus contributing towards lesser emissions. Regional Materials Usage: Materials that are used by PEBS Pennar are procured from regional sources. This helps to cut costs & emissions on transportation & logistics. Innovation & Design: The pre engineered buildings fabricated by PEBS Pennar use appropriate software, which ensure that resources are optimized. Long bay Spacing: PEBS Pennar offers long bay spacing that will help in reducing the number of footings for any site. This technique ensures that civil work is reduced, usage of materials is optimized thus maintaining the ecological balance. Renewable Energy Options: PEBS Pennar efficient leak proof Double Lok
roofing system enables the installation of solar panels on the roof top. Solar power helps customers in meeting their power requirements, reducing the emissions and in the process be eligible for carbon credits under CDM. It has been widely acknowledged that buildings consume a major portion of materials, resources and energy, thus contributing directly or indirectly to the environmental maladies. Therefore the paradigm of green buildings has been evolved to counter the malignant effects on the environment.w
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A £600M floating bicycle highway proposed along river Thames
A £ 600 mn bicycle lane proposed by the River Cycleway Consortium Ltd in London could soon allow cyclists to float on the River Thames. The proposal will create a bicycle-only path along the river that would offer commuting cyclists a relaxing new route. Designed by artist Anna Hill and architect David Nixon, the floating pathway would stretch 12 kilometers throughout London along the Thames' south bank The group of architects, artist and engineers at River Cycleway Consortium intended to come up with a solution to London's traffic and pollution issues. One of the idea's that was conceived was to implement a car-free bicycle lane throughout the city, which would not only keep cyclists out of gridlock traffic, but also reduce the time take to commute. A more direct route from east to west would also encourage more commuters to cycle to work, in effect cutting down on car traffic.
Since the River Thames directly connects Battersea in the west to Canary Wharf to the east, putting a bike path along the river makes for an ideal commuter portal. The designers propose a floating bike path that would directly interact with the rise and fall of the river's tides. Ramps along the embankment would allow on-and-off access, as well as kiosks for food and drink along the cyclists' commute. The path would also separate bicyclists from pedestrians.