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  • RainWater Harvesting For Schools

    14-07-2017

    Hiral lal Jain school is more than 100 years old school for EWS students in Sadar Bazar, Delhi. Recently the school earned one more feather in its cap by been awarded IGBC Green School Certification by Dr P C Jain, Chairman IGBC. Sanicon Sustainability was blessed to be part of such a noble initiative to make the school green. Sanicon was asked to create a rainwater harvesting which was planned to meet out the water needed for flushing for approximately 400 students. Installing such a system in this kind of building was an interesting challenges because of the couple of reasons: 1. There was just no space for any ki

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  • On the Verge of a Water Crisis

    25-04-2017

      Although there is abundant supply of water, the ground reality remains that we are on the verge of a great water crisis. We have depleted natural fresh water sources such as ground water with excess use and misuse. Despite more than 70% of Earth’s surface being covered by water, majority of this is in the oceans. This salty ocean water is not fit for consumption. Humans have moved towards urban areas and encouraged practices like deforestation, swamp reclamation and industrial growth at the expense of natural green cover. This has led to a drastic decrease in the amount of rainfall received in many parts

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  • 5 Important Aspects of Green Plumbing.

    17-04-2017

     .   As more and more people are focusing towards reducing their carbon footprint on the planet and environment, everything is now focusing on green living. The term green means to save, re utilize and minimize wastage. Other than use of solar energy, there is now a new concept of green plumbing in the homes. Green plumbing holds the same meaning as of the term green living i.e. to lessen water use, reuse water that has been utilized and utilize maintainable materials. Green plumbing is one of the least complex approaches to save money and restore the well being of our planet.     Fixing leaks

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  • Breath of Fresh Air

    10-04-2017

        Living in metropolitan cities often entails getting constantly choked by fumes and toxic emissions. We can call it the norm in the sophisticated urbanized world or simply term it pollution at its worst. Continued exposure to such harsh living conditions leaves most everyone drained, and this is not just at the end of the day either. Many people complain of fatigue and stress all through the day, even beginning as early as a couple of hours after rising from bed.   The frequency of disorders like anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, stress and migraine is rising at an alarming rate. Research shows there is ev

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  • Understanding LEED certification

    27-03-2017

      Green Building LEED stands for Leadership Energy Environmental Design. It is a system put out by the US Green Building Counsel so it is an across the country program. Anybody can utilize it all through the nation. It is the same framework all over the place. It is a third party verified system and a third party certification. It is a framework that you go through to demonstrate that your building is a green building. To ensure the reliability of the information and to prove that the building really fits the standards of green buildings, this third party certification is introduced. LEED Logo A standard or out

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  • Save Water Save Earth

    21-03-2017

        23rd March is the World Meteorological Day. An annual event celebrated by 191 meteorological organization members worldwide as well as the worldwide meteorological communities using a particular chosen theme for that particular year. World Meteorological Organization was established to keep constant watch on the weather and climate changes for a better life and future. The theme for this year is Clouds. Clouds play a huge role in constant development of our ecosystems. After long spells of drought, farmers know the importance of clouds. After disastrous flooding, the victims of flood

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  • Benefits of sustainable homes for owners and the nature.

    20-03-2017

      Benefits Of Sustainable Homes A sustainable home is easy on both, the environment and the pocket. A “green” or “sustainable” home is not only natural and environment-friendly but also durable and healthy. They may look similar to regular homes from outside but have a lot of difference in their construction and functioning. While they are nature-friendly, they offer numerous benefits to the home owners as well. It can also be an investment and end up saving you money in the long run. Benefit to nature: Sustainable or green homes are built using fewer natural resources. Numerous green build

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  • Beating Nature at Its Own Game

    16-03-2017

        The sun was out in full force the fall morning I arrived at Caltech to visit Professor Nate Lewis’s research laboratory. Temperatures in southern California had soared to 20 degrees above normal, prompting the National Weather Service to issue warnings for extreme fire danger and heat-related illnesses.   The weather was a fitting introduction to what I had come to see inside Nate’s lab—how we might be able to tap the sun’s tremendous energy to make fuels to power cars, trucks, ships, and airplanes. Stepping into the lab cluttered with computer screens, jars of chemicals,

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  • Green Buildings of India

    14-03-2017

    As the world is moving towards a greener planet by harnessing renewable energy, constructing green building, rainwater harvesting, greywater treatment system and recycling and waste management, India stands at par with the world with leading examples. Numerous green buildings are constructed with are increasing number of those that are utilizing multiple options of energy use, water management and reducing carbon gas emission. This article highlights a few of these building amongst the list of many green buildings in India that are examples for more to come.  CII – Godrej GBC, Hyderabad CII, also known as

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  • What makes a building green ?

    06-03-2017

      A green building or self sustainable building is not only one that may have lots of green parks or lush green gardens. These are the buildings that are self sufficient in terms of water, in terms of energy efficiency, and which do not eliminate lots of waste while having environment friendly options. The following components could be a great help in making a building green and energy efficient. Environment friendly construction material and site management: A green or sustainable building needs to take on a green approach, right from its inception phase. The use of industrial material and recycled construction

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  • 12 Initiatives To Save Water

    27-02-2017

    The importance of water in life is known to everyone and we all understand the need for its conservation. It is the need of the hour to stand together and join hands in its conservation. Along with simple habits of saving it, we can also opt for smarter solutions like rainwater harvesting, greywater management system and convert our homes into zero water buildings, which are environment-friendly and water efficient.   Some Temporary Solutions To Change Habits Let us see what we can change in our habits to save it :  Check the leaks   Keep a check on the faulty leaks from flush, faucets and pipes. Imagi

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  • Why Greywater Management System Is Needed

    20-02-2017

    Water is the primary need of any living creature on the planet. With the growing population and urbanization, the availability of the consumable water is diminishing. The growth of the economy or the population cannot be controlled. But with change in sensitivity towards the consumption of water, we can meet the present demands and optimum use of the same can help to save our future generations. The quality and the quantity of the available water is depleting due to population and pollution which is driving the governments to set the laws for conservation of the water resources and greywater management system is one o

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  • 3 ways you can reutilize grey water at home

    13-02-2017

      Types Of Water   Typically speaking, we can see three types of water at our places. Fresh water or tap water is good water that can be used for drinking. The fresh water when utilized can be categorized into two types. The used water after washing dishes, laundering, or bathing is called grey water. Any other water that is discharged from toilet wastes or kitchen is known as the black water. The grey water usually contains soap, oil, food particles, dirt, hair etc. but it can be reutilized after removal of the same. This has twofold benefits. First, it reduces the demand for fresh water required in a house

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  • 7 Undeniable Safety Rules for Greywater Utilization

    06-02-2017

    we discussed greywater and how it can be used. Here, we are extending that topic to further explore the importance of greywater treatment We all know that the water once used in bathroom sinks, laundry or shower heads is considered as grey water and it contains organic material that is good for plants. Why do we use grey water: The use of this water has gained its importance due to two main factors: 1: Reducing the need of freshwater when the activity does not demand it. As we all know that the fresh water is scarce and is a topic of consideration in the world. Minimal use of the same can help us to put

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  • Why We Need Rainwater Harvesting in Urban India

    30-01-2017

      Rainwater Harvesting In Urban India Water is the most important resource for any life to exist. One issue that urban India faces continuously is the water crisis. They get most of their water supply from rivers and lakes. As the local footprints dry out due to mismanagement and overuse, the search for another resource turns even more distant. The situation has an ironical turn. At one side the cities are facing severe water crisis and on the other hand they are flooded with rainwater, which is the most common source of fresh water in the monsoon. The neglected harvesting systems have simply worsened the situations

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  • Initia vertical wall of green plants and water curtain

    16-01-2017

      Stress is the root cause of numerous health issues. Our brain perceives it as a threat. A city life is breeding ground for negative traits viz. anxiety, annoyance, loneliness, insecurity and stress. Researchers have evidence that exposure to nature, however brief, can help to immunize our brains against the effects of urban stress and can also improve cognitive function. A city should have at least 15% forest cover in order to provide a healthy and sustainable life to its residents. In India, land is a scarce and expensive, making it difficult to achieve in the near future. As a result, the rising levels of p

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  • Rainwater Harvesting in Urban India

    23-01-2017

      Rainwater harvesting is a basic system that can be possible with low innovation, low to moderate costs and is applicable even at a small-scale with a minimum of specific knowledge. The collected water can supplement general water sources when they turn out to be scarce or are of low quality. Additionally, it is a decent substitute in times of dry season or when the underground water level drops. This innovation is versatile to a more extensive assortment of conditions from wealthiest to the poorest societies, as well as from the wettest to the driest region. The fundamental idea: The example chart of rainwa

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  • Self sustainability with zero water building: It’s Not as Difficult as You Think Introduction

    10-01-2017

    Tap Water is an invaluable resource and absolutely vital to life but many times it is taken for granted. Increasing population is demanding even more from our already crippled water and wastewater infrastructure. It is the need of the hour to think about alternate sources of clean water rather than just depending on municipal water supply, which is uncertain and sometimes unhealthy. By merely installing shower head with lesser flow rate or by reducing water consumption, we are looking at short term solution. The time is demanding more. Get ready for “Self Sufficiency” in water.       Sin

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  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Water

    02-01-2017

        Most of the sustainable or green movements focus on three R’s; reduce, reuse and recycle. In general terms, it means to minimize the wastage, reuse the available resources to the maximum and recycle the waste. These three R’s are equally important in term of water. In today’s scenario, where water is becoming a global concern and the world sees a widespread drought in the near future while some places are facing the drought in current situations, it is very important for us to follow the path of three R’s for the well being of our planet and our generations. In this post, we will und

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  • Green Zero Water Building

    11-11-2016

    Water carries immense significance. It is not only meant for physical cleanliness but for spiritual well-being as well. It signifies purity and fertility. Symbolically, it is viewed as the source of life itself, a symbol of change and is often present at turning points in a story. Likewise, water can also represent death (such as dark murky waters). Water categorized into fresh water and bad/polluted water. Fresh water can represent good health, and bad water symbolizes bad health. The sound of running water can cause you to slow your breathing subconsciously, thereby lowering your heart rate and blood pressure, ie why we

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  • Rainwater harvesting made mandatory in rural areas too

    10-11-2016

      Rainwater harvesting mandatory for all commercial/residential buildings above 2,000 sq ft area. The zilla panchayat building at Kottara has such a system, which can collect about 1.30 lakh litres of rainwater during monsoon Credits:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/Rainwater-harvesting-made-mandatory-in-rural-areas-too/articleshow/53632276.cms

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  • Delhi: NGT seeks report on rain water harvesting in govt buildings

    09-11-2016

      The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and other agencies to prepare a comprehensive report on whether government buildings, bridges and flyovers have installed rain water harvesting systems and if they are functional Credits:http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/ngt-seeks-report-on-rain-water-harvesting-in-govt-buildings-2980961/

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  • 5 best places to use the harvested rainwater

    08-11-2016

      Rainwater is known to be the purest form of water available to us. As it requires minimum treatment before use as compared to other sources, it can be used for both indoor and outdoor purposes. When we plan to incorporate the same in our house, the primary factor that needs attention is where we are planning to use it. This factor allows us to plan the system of the water flow accordingly. There are numerous uses of rainwater and you can decide which option best suits you. The most common and the best use of rainwater is for irrigation. Again, as already said, it is the purest form of water which have minimum

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  • Rainwater harvesting pits tackle waterlogging in a few housing societies

    07-11-2016

      Rainwater is a natural source of good quality water and needs to be protected, conserved and used for the benefit of mankind. Besides ground rainwater harvesting pits, I think rooftop rainwater harvesting should also be installed to save potable water. Credits:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Rainwater-harvesting-pits-tackle-waterlogging-in-a-few-housing-societies/articleshow/53508170.cms

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  • Groundwater situation in India

    03-04-2017

    Groundwater situation in India. Groundwater is a major source of clean water available to any country. Besides drinking, it is the most important source of water for irrigation and industrial sector in both, rural and urban India. Until recently, it was considered the most reliable and dependable source of clean water even though its availability depends on rainfall and recharging.   India Groundwater Situation. Of every 4 liter of groundwater extracted in the world, 1 liter is extracted in India, making it the largest consumer of the groundwater resource across the world. It has nearly 30 million wells, bo

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  • Why are we focusing on rainwater harvesting .

    04-11-2016

    Let us accept it. We are confronting water emergency and the circumstance is going to intensify later on. The expansion in populace, development in the industrial and farming division has expanded the interest for freshwater exponentially. Various techniques are taken after to gather the freshwater. Building reservoirs, dams, reuse the utilized water, desalination plants, burrowing wells or gathering rainwater. Out of all, the rainwater harvesting is a very prominent strategy for gathering new water. Rainwater is the known source of freshwater other than glaciers and means recharging necessities of almost 75 percent of

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  • How to convert your landscape into a waste water treatment plant?

    25-10-2016

      Landscapes provide a calming and serene touch to any space. Landscape architecture can be defined as the skill of incorporating the man-made structures, like buildings, with the natural landscape and planting. Landscape Architecture’s gaining more and more popularity amongst the masses as Landscape architects apply artistic and scientific principles to the planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation of natural and built environments. Current landscape maintenance practices often have harmful impacts on the environment. Native woodlands and other natural habitats are cleared for urban g

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  • Why maintaining Sewage Treatment Plants in condominium is difficult?

    16-12-2016

    Sewage Treatment Plants seem like the answer to many water related concerns today. They help us re-utilize and manage water supply efficiently. But this system also comes with its own set of challenges. Most of these challenges are faced after installation of these plants. Some of these challenges are: 1. Power Consumption The greatest expense while running a Sewage Treatment Plant is the power consumption. It requires more and more power with increasing sewage volume. Also, to keep the process going and maintain the plant properly, there must be a constant supply of power. This makes it difficult for the condomin

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  • What are Wastewater Treatment Landscapes?

    10-10-2016

    Wastewater Treatment Landscapes or Sewage Treatment Plants Landscapes are the landscape structures which are build in such a way so as to efficiently use the wastewater from the treatment plants while obscuring the Sewage Treatment Plant from plain site and at the same time adding a green space to the complex. Wastewater management is need of the hour, as with the ever rising global population, we are already facing a huge water crisis. The most important step in fighting this crisis is the efficient management of water supply. The water once used in bathroom sinks, laundry or shower heads is considered as grey water an

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  • What is Self Sustaining Hydroponics?

    20-09-2016

      With more and more emphasis on Sustainable Water Management it is essential that wastage of water, especially potable or fresh water is minimized. Over the past few years, concepts like Wastewater management or Greywater management have gained huge attention and acceptance. As more and more people are opting for energy efficient solutions, it has created the scope and demand for new ideas like sewage treatment landscapes, wastewater treatment wetlands etc. Today however, we focus on one such idea i.e. Hydroponics.     What is Hydroponics? Hydroponics is a latin origin word which means working wate

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  • How is Water Recycling an answer to our water crisis?

    16-12-2016

    Today water recycling is considered the key to our water crisis. With great breakthroughs in all the areas of science, we have come to a conclusion that only self sustaining and holistic solutions are the way to go forward for a secure future. One of the areas that has been focused globally over the past few years is Water Management which stresses on Waste Water Treatment and Water Recycling. Water Management is essential for our survival as we have a limited supply of potable water on the planet and with deforestation, the rate of replenishment of this resource has deteriorated disastrously over the past decades. Every

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  • What is a Sustainable Green Building?

    15-12-2016

      Sustainable Green Building is a concept that has gained popularity at a global level in the past few years. This is due to the fact that for a green building, starting from its construction it is ensured that waste is minimized at every level. The materials used are not only of superior quality but also eco-friendly. According to the experts, this not only minimized our carbon footprint but also results in lower costs in the long run. Hence, we can say that a green building is constructed in such a way that they reduce their overall impact on natural environment and as a result on the human health by: 1. Using

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Why Sanicon Sustainability Solution

Green buildings are considered as elites. Something not meant for the public at large. They are considered as expensive to design and maintain. Sanicon Sustainability Solutions was set up to offer budget friendly sustainable housing solutions. Our designs aim to find the balance between homebuilding and sustainable environment. With green buildings, give your home a revolutionary advantage. Optimize your space with Sanicon Sustainability Solutions’ pocket friendly options to economize and maximize the utility, durability, and comfort.