(Jan 2011) Bayer India inaugurated its first 930 cubic metre emissions-neutral office building in Asia as part of its group-wide sustainability programme. Located in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, this LEED Platinum status Eco Commercial building (ECB) draws 100% of its electricity from a photovoltaic plant, and requires approximately 70% less power than comparable buildings in the region. It produces more electricity than what it consumes.
Hero Motor Corp has developed a "Garden Factory" which demonstrates what the Designers call "Octa-Generation." That means the building captures or generates eight things: electrical energy, heating, cooling, water from the air, carbon dioxide for rooftop greenhouses, food, jobs on the roof and air quality for people working in the building.
The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which material flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a registered charity with the aim of inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the framework of a circular economy.
SMART HOME IOT (Internet of Things) Geofencing: Smart Home products are location aware, meaning it anticipates and executes actions based on where family members are. When the last member leaves home, security and utilities can be managed with one touch, giving peace of mind and saving money. And when the first family member returns home, Yoga Smart Home prepares for his/her arrival - for example, by switching on the light if it is dark and opening the front gate when he/she reaches the driveway Energy Savings: By integrating energy and heating management through the use of smart plugs, thermostats, and meters, a Smart Home system manages a home’s internal temperature and energy usage. Innovative technology combines realtime weather data with home location information and end user behavior patterns (heating and cooling) to generate significant cost savings.