Green buildings are environmentally responsible establishments where special care is taken to minimise the damage to the surroundings while providing a healthy place to work in. Such highly specialised buildings demand expert guidance and supervision. This is where Blue Star plays a crucial role. With Blue Star Green Building Consultancy Services, you can construct green buildings that qualify for LEED/IGBC Certification and meet your objective of going green.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Green Building Rating System is a globally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance and environmentally friendly buildings.
LEED gives building owners and operators the tools that are required to have an immediate and measurable impact on the performance of their building. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognising performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and optimum utilisation, and indoor air quality.
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. Rating systems developed by IGBC are nowadays widely used in India for Green New Buildings, Factories, Homes, Townships as well as Existing Buildings, etc.
Blue Star, India's largest central air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company offers comprehensive Green Building Consultancy. This includes consultancy services for not only New Construction (NC) but also Existing Buildings (EB), Commercial Interiors (CI), Core & Shell type of buildings (C&S), Green Homes (GH), Green Factory Buildings, Schools and Townships. The Company has a well established team of Green Building professionals and offers comprehensive services which include:
*Not applicable for IGBC Existing Building (EB) O&M projects.
Today's HVAC systems are being designed with many more individually controlled temperature zones to improve occupant comfort. Variable speed fans and pumps are becoming more commonplace to provide the exact amount of heating and cooling system capacity, in a manner that minimises overall energy usage. New occupant air ventilation codes are much more restrictive and at the same time building envelopes are becoming much tighter. The combination of constantly changing HVAC airflow rates and increased demand for fresh- and filtered-ventilation air for all occupants is placing more emphasis on fine-tuning HVAC system operation.
Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) is the process of checking and adjusting all environmental systems in a building to produce the design objectives. This process includes:
1. Balancing air and water distribution systems
2. Adjusting the total system to provide design quantities
3. Electrical measurement
4. Establishing quantitative performance of all equipment
5. Verifying automatic control system operation and sequences of operation
6. Sound and vibration measurement
The purpose of testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) is to assure that an HVAC system is providing maximum occupant comfort at the lowest energy cost possible.
Blue Star is NEBB (National Environmental Balancing Bureau) accredited firm. NEBB procedural standard defines procedures for checking installations for conformity to design, measuring and establishing the fluid quantities of the system as required to meet design specifications, and recording and reporting the results.