With global changes in climate and extreme weather conditions hitting most parts of the world, drought is an increasing threat looming over the horizon. Natural water resources are also becoming increasingly polluted, thereby restricting potable water fit for human consumption. This makes water conservation more important than ever – even if you aren’t living in a drought-prone area.
It was in 1907 that the first entirely man-made plastic material was created and soon became the rage. As this material was lightweight and strong, it was used for making almost anything ranging from telephones to kitchenware to toys, plumbing, and fancy jewelry.
With the population increasingly preferring to settle down in big cities, where land is scarce and access to parks and greenery even rarer, people are moving further and further away from nature. Living a life removed from close contact with earth, soil, plants, and trees have a negative impact on people’s physical and mental health.
The hardest working part of the home is the flooring, which is why you should choose your floor carefully. Another reason is its compatibility in style with the rest of the home. This because the floor serves as the backdrop to the home’s design and holds great significance to your home’s style.
False ceilings are also known as dropped ceilings. They have basically suspended ceilings below the main ceiling and are being increasingly touted as a symbol of sophistication. The new-age homes are increasingly being adorned with this glamorous feature which makes the home’s interiors look more elegant.
In India, the real estate industry holds a lot of significance as it’s the second largest employer of manpower – with the agriculture sector being the first. This sector comprises of four divisions – residential, commercial, hospitality and retail. It is estimated that the sector will grow by around 30% in the next decade. This will be amply supported by the expected growth in the corporate environment with increased demand for office spaces. Rapid growth in the IT/ITes, BFSI, and telecom sectors as well as office space demand from Tier 2 cities is expected to support this estimated growth.
With advancements and improvements in building materials, the construction industry has been forging ahead at rapid speeds. However, it is time to pause and think about the effect of this construction boom on the environment. This is due to the negative effect on the environment as well as the well-being of humans.
The era of the traditional incandescent bulbs is drawing to a close thankfully. With emerging technology, we now have energy saving bulbs like the CFL (compact fluorescent lights) and LED (light emitting diode) to replace them. The traditional filament-burning light bulbs were energy guzzlers that gave off 90% of the energy consumed in the form of heat. And who needs more heat with global warming looming!
Wanting the best security for the home and family is a given with most people. And with the adults spending increasingly longer periods of time away at work, the safety of their homes and family members becomes a crucial matter. Luckily, there is an equally large number of innovative home security products available in the market.
Growth and development have made a large negative impact on our natural environment. The buildings we create use up a lot of these natural resources in their construction and operation. And this is why the concept of green buildings was created.