Wind tower. Wind tower is a traditional architectural element used to pre-cool the air and direct it into interiors of a building.
MERV filters. Minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) is a number from 1 to 16 that is relative to an air filter’s efficiency. The higher the MERV, the more efficient the air filter is at removing particles from the outside air.
Geothermal systems. A geothermal system is a non-conventional heating and/ or cooling system that pumps heat to or from the ground crust. This system takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems.
High-performance glass. High-performance glass reduces the entry of heat while allowing the penetration of sunlight simultaneously. The glass comes in three types: insulated (double- or triple-glazed) glass, inert-gas-filled glazing and low-emissivity glass.
Wall and roof insulation. The heat balance of a building reveals that at least 15 to 20 per cent of the heat ingress into a building can be through walls and roof. Hence insulating walls and roof is extremely critical in the energy performance of a building.
Bamboo-based furniture. Bamboo is increasing in popularity as an alternative to conventional wood such as timber and teak. It is regarded as a rapidly renewable resource because of its faster harvesting cycle.
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