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1500yrs old ancient techniques-passive design+modern techniques
Mar 22, 2015 Pallavi J
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while use of sensors on MEP / smart grids will allow efficient & controlled management of energy and resources, looking back into our ancient history of architecture will allow reduced load on it by banking on many sustainable ancient architectural design techniques & incorporating same in building smart cities. This approach will certainly address to climate change.
Pearl Academy of Fashion remains 20 degrees cooler inside than outside temperature using Rajasthan's ancient architecture. Evaporative cooling techniques is used based on principles of "stepped well" . The building goes 4 meter underground and has pool of water. building being raised creates a pavilion allowing natural air flow. Building materials have been used effectively with thermal properties that allows gradual heat loss throughout night to cope up with extreme night temperature difference.
Use of passive design techniques clubbed with modern techniques in building smart cities can reduce load on HVAC

More Info:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/28/world/asia/ancient-air-conditioning-architecture/
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