Tuesday, Mar 31 2020 | Time 13:28 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Thunderstorm, lightning likely to struck Telangana
  • Mauritania confirms first death from COVID-19 - Health Minister
  • Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh to fight pandemic
  • Srinagar-Jammu national highway remains closed for 5th day
  • Corona: People who attended Nizammuddin gathering should come forward, says Muslim cleric
  • Salman Khan’s nephew Abdullah Khan passes away
  • K'taka: 6 commit suicide due to ban on liquor shops amid lockdown
  • Five new cases surface in M'rashtra, toll rises to 225
  • Youth injured by gunmen in Kulgam, dies at SKIMS in Srinagar
  • India calls for affordable access to medicines, easier movement of health specialists across borders
  • COVID-19: 24 tested positive from Nizamuddin Markaz, nine dead
  • Cambodia confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases
  • Mah: 8 doctors, 4 paramedics quarantined as man hides Covid-19 contact details
  • Seven more test positive, TN's corona count increases to 74
  • Over 280 units in SEZs, manufacturing pharmaceuticals, hospital devices operational
Press Releases » Business Wire India


‘Green Walls’ Are Environment-Friendly Way of Ensuring Sustainable Development: Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and MD - Hiranandani Group

‘Green Walls’ Are Environment-Friendly Way of Ensuring Sustainable Development: Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and MD - Hiranandani Group
Green Wall at Adonia Hiranandani Garden Powai
Business Wire India

In a scenario where the term, ‘eco-friendly building’ tends to get mixed up with ‘Green’ walls, a wall actually covered with greenery might just appear to be something very different – but that is not the case. A wall covered with greenery in form of creepers and plants actually provides the interior with a cooler temperature, as compared to the ambient temperature in that location.

 

Ensuring ‘Greenery’ within the township has always been an integral part of the planning process, and is always ‘in-focus’ during the planning and implementation process at any project by the Hiranandani Group. While planning an integrated township, it is largely about making sustainable buildings, with a holistic approach. It is not just about building townships, but ensuring that the quality of life of people who live in them gets enhanced with eco-friendly aspects.

 

At Hiranandani Gardens, Powai; and Hiranandani Estate, Thane; Green Walls have been implemented in a couple of projects – and it has been successful in lowering the temperature within the structure. Undoubtedly, it is a challenging task – ensuring that the plants and creepers cover the wall fully, as also maintaining aspects like watering and maintenance of the plants and creepers which are vertical is not easy.

 

Largely, it is time and effort taken to maintain a Green Wall which results in so few of these being seen in cities like Mumbai or Thane. In theory, green cover or gardens can be grown vertically. Green Walls are increasingly becoming visible in luxury real estate projects, and the green patch/ garden which grows on the wall and partially or completely covers the wall with vegetation. This simple task of creating a ‘green wall’ has many aspects, but at projects by the Hiranandani Group, ‘sustainable development’ easily tops the list.

 

The experience till now has been that Green Walls do reduce temperature within the structure. The primary cause of heat build-up is absorption of solar radiation by buildings. The Green Walls, as a result of transpiration, ensure that the temperature do not rise above the ambient temperature, and the interior is cooler.

 

The Green Walls, apart from being visually appealing as also cooling the sides of a building from direct sunlight, provide an extra layer of insulation, reduce outdoor noise, improve air quality and provide additional points for Green Buildings. The Green Walls at the Hiranandani Estate, Thane’s Sales Gallery as also Hotel Melhua in Powai have been created following a strong structural design which ensures the walls are not affected by moisture as a result of the Green Wall.

 

Striking an attractive balance between greenery and construction is where Green Walls play an important role. Incidentally, the practical side to this is that Green Walls can reduce electricity bills up to 20 percent, as also shield the building from sun, rain and thermal fluctuations. Given that space is a major constraint in Metro Cities, buildings go vertical to make most of the available space. Ideally, we should also create more of Green Walls.
More News

SAS India Collaborates With Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology to Launch a Full-Time Course in M Sc Data Science

30 Mar 2020 | 3:25 PM

SAS India, the leader in business analytics software and services announced its association with Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) for a two-year full time Master of Science in Data Science (M.Sc. Data Science).

see more..
Bisleri Salutes and Services Packaged Drinking Water to India’s Frontline Fighters

Bisleri Salutes and Services Packaged Drinking Water to India’s Frontline Fighters

30 Mar 2020 | 2:55 PM

Bisleri, India’s most trusted brand salutes the spirit and courage of the frontline fighters who are braving the outbreak to keep the nation going amid the COVID-19 crisis.

see more..
Embassy Group Supports Traffic Police at the Forefront of Covid-19 Crisis

Embassy Group Supports Traffic Police at the Forefront of Covid-19 Crisis

30 Mar 2020 | 10:11 AM

Embassy Group has stepped forward to support the Bengaluru City Traffic Police, tasked with enforcing the nation-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

see more..

IBF Members Offer 4 Pay Channels Sony Pal, Star Utsav, Zee Anmol and Colors Rishtey Free to Viewers for Next Two Months

28 Mar 2020 | 12:38 PM

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) stands firmly with the Government of India in its fight against COVID-19 outbreak.

see more..
image