This project incorporated a unique system of heating and cooling by utilizing the precast hollow core concrete floor slabs for stored thermal mass and distribution of fresh ventilation air (TermoDeck System). Along with carefully specified building materials and furnishings this system helped provide a high degree of indoor quality for occupants. Rainwater harvesting for toilet and urinal flushing, high performance windows including highly insulated building envelope and state of the art energy efficient mechanical equipment are some of the environmentally sustainable features in this building.
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This project was designed to achieve 41% energy cost reduction as compared to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. Advanced water conservation features include rain water harvesting from the roof using a 50,000 litre underground cistern, and the installation of water efficient plumbing fixtures resulting in 89% waste water reduction and 41% water use reduction. The project also selectively sourced building materials and furnishings to ensure the highest indoor environmental air quality was achieved.
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