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Indoor Thermal Efficiency Enhancement of a Building through Agro Waste

Abhilash B L, Madhushree C, Ragahavendra S S, M R Pranesh


Paper describes the Enhancement of Indoor Thermal Efficiency of a Building by utilization of agricultural waste. This waste is used as a cladding material since it is a porous material. Sustainable concept of designing the building Cladding by agricultural waste assist in reducing the indoor temperature. Hence this may not require any ACs which demand external energy and intern reduces GHG. The sustainability states both a infrastructure and the implementation of a process which is ecologically accountable and resource-efficient throughout a structure life-cycle. The sustainable building emphasis more on natural lighting and concepts of temperature control, as well as reduce the cost of operation. Use of interior flora which absorbs toxic gases nullifying the VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials and usage of passive means which do not produce any greenhouse gases. By adopting passive techniques like vegetative waste fill /cladding here Corn cob waste is used for the preparation of building material. An enormous amount of energy is utilized for thermal comfort in infrastructures like industries, complex, metro transit stations, and residency. Adopting a passive method is the best way in reducing impact on environment. Electricity consumption is around 70% for Active techniques such as HVAC in buildings during operation and maintenance stage for thermal comfort Utilization of agro-waste as a resource with zero value. In addition, there will be savings of electrical energy to a tune of 70% hence it is deemed as sustainable innovative concept since the cost of material used for cladding is of zero value.

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