Green is something that is very close to our hearts. Pathways totally believes in sustainable habitat and tries to do its bit towards securing the Environment for the future. As an educational institution we feel it is our responsibility to sensitize these young minds towards nature and its importance. After all they only will carve the future of the environment. And what better way to make them understand then to walk the talk.
There have been some very innovative approaches undertaken in building the facilities that are contributing hugely in terms of reducing the carbon foot print. And what makes this even more interesting is the intelligent out of the box approaches like introducing some age old Indian Architecture techniques that not only make the buildings environmental friendly but also make them more cost effective.
India has a long history of ancient civilisations and kingdoms. In those days there were no technologies available, still the architecture was such that the buildings faired very good in terms of internal conditions both in strong summers and cold winters. There were simple Architectural Techniques that were used to reach these kinds of conditions.
Today with the advent of technology and the advancements therein, when we speak of Green Buildings, normally we try to use more technologies. But if we fall back on the ancient Indian architecture, there are far easier and more effective ways of creating Green Architecture!!
At Pathways we rely on these simple architectural techniques to build a Green Campus. Given below are some of the salient features that we are using:
By doing these measures we have done the Plant Room Cooling and DG Sets Ventillation without installing any equipment but using the cool air which otherwise would have thrown away. This has resulted in saving to the tune of about 85 KW of equipments which otherwise would have to be installed.
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