Investing in Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future

The global awareness campaigns across the world and the decisive steps being taken to reduce fossil fuel emissions have brought renewable energy sources to the forefront in the construction and development industry. Many developers are tapping into renewable energy for sustainable building design portending an impressive growth for the renewables sector. Need for Investing in Renewable Energy Renewable energy is fast-becoming a way of life, instead of being considered merely as an alternative source of fuel. There are several reasons that have contributed to this rapid growth in the popularity of renewables, making investment in sustainable sources a smart idea. #1. Rise in Market Share of Renewable Energy The market share of renewable energy is growing at an unprecedented rate. According to a report published by BNEF, renewable energy sources are expected to account for over 60% of the total new energy generated by 2030, while the contribution of fossil fuels is anticipated to reduce to 46%. Hydropower and passive solar building design are expected to dominate the sustainable design sector, with rooftop solar becoming a popular option in developing nations. #2. Increased Funding for Research and Development There has been a substantial increase in the funding for research in renewable energy, with innovative designs being created every day. Many investors are ready to appropriate a portion of their budgets … Continue reading Investing in Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future

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4 Challenges Faced by MEP Consultants in Dubai – An Insider’s Perspective

The MEP industry has seen rapid advancement in technology and innovation over the past decade, making the building services engineering processes smoother and more efficient than ever before. However, the new era brings with itself a new set of challenges for MEP consultants in Dubai, which need to be identified and overcome by companies for continuing their streak of successful projects. Here are the 4 principal challenges faced by MEP consultants. #1  Keeping Up with Technology Technology is at the heart of MEP design and system development. Every MEP engineer worth his steam table knows the importance of staying abreast of the new trends in technology in the constructional design sector. In addition, it is imperative that engineers and consultants keep themselves updated with the changes in local codes and regulations, issued by their respective municipalities. The recent increase in adopting the BIM approach for system design is an excellent example. BIM consultants and service providers in the UAE need to smartly identify the areas where BIM modelling is essential and familiarise themselves with the technique accordingly. #2 Reigning in the Budgets MEP consultants are often caught in a catch-22 kind of situation, with clients wanting to explore all the available options and contractors concerned about keeping the project budget under control. In such a scenario, it is the responsibility of … Continue reading 4 Challenges Faced by MEP Consultants in Dubai – An Insider’s Perspective

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5 Ways to Improve Building Sustainability Using MEP Design Strategies

Economical MEP answers for your building Regardless of whether you are in the development stage, claim a more seasoned building, or are hoping to patch up minor requirements for better building performance, the best MEP consultants can address your needs and requirements for making your building more efficient. Some of the following strategies can be useful for advanced building performance and system efficiency. #1 Controlling CO2 Emissions The majority of carbon dioxide emissions from structures can be attributed to the burning of petroleum products to give cooling, heating, lighting, and power for various day-to-day appliances and electrical gear. Other carbon dioxide emanations can be ascribed to the materials used in building construction and maintenance. Structures can diminish the measure of carbon dioxide they emanate with dynamic building designs. Utilizing the most effective warming, ventilation, and aerating and cooling frameworks, alongside appropriate support of these frameworks can guarantee the largest amounts of execution, bringing down the level of discharges. Utilizing privately-sourced construction materials, diminishing water use, and utilizing reused content for buildings can likewise diminish a building’s carbon dioxide emanations. #2 Cutting Back on Energy Consumption in HVAC and lighting General building configuration can decide the measure of lighting, warming, and cooling a building will require. According to the Annual Statistics Report published by DEWA, the Residential sector was responsible for … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Building Sustainability Using MEP Design Strategies

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6 Best Practices for MEP Systems Design, Operation, and Optimization

MEP design is an integral part of the overall performance of the building. It hence follows that appropriate care must be taken to ensure that all MEP systems are designed and operated to achieve optimum efficiency. People often assume that the system must conform to the ideal module to as large an extent as possible. However, this is not always true. Over-designing of systems has often had as bad an impact on the energy efficiency as a poorly designed system. Need for Best Practices in MEP Design and Operation Before we move on to the what, we need to first address the why. The first question that comes to one’s mind when we talk about best practices for systems design, is this really necessary? Well, in a single word, yes. Absolutely. MEP in construction correlates directly to the efficiency of the building and its holistic performance, which in turn impacts the energy consumed by the building. This energy consumed is directly proportional to the global energy consumption, which directly impacts our environment. As this is a cumulative effect, it is imperative that every building’s energy efficiency be taken care of right at the root cause, by optimizing building performance with best design practices. What are the Best Practices for MEP Design and Operation? Here, we see the 6 simple, yet … Continue reading 6 Best Practices for MEP Systems Design, Operation, and Optimization

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