LEED / IGBC / GRIHA
and all major certification systems for buildings and products.
What sets us apart is the technical guidance provided by experts with years of experience – to achieve practical solutions that are cost effective yet creative.
This often goes beyond collecting documents, but rather to work as an integral part of the design team.
Certifying a building according to an established framework of principles and requirements ensures that there is a common baseline for understanding the “green-ness” of a project.
Complete hand holding and technical assistance for existing buildings to achieve savings in electricity, energy and water bills, enhancing occupant comfort and reducing the carbon footprint of operations.
Reducing the electricity and water bills are the biggest tangible advantages for existing buildings to adopt the green building concept. Improved productivity, comfort, health and well being of occupants are the other intangible benefits.
The process of making existing buildings sustainable involves a number of steps including detailed energy audits, water audits, waste audits and stakeholder participation through workshops, etc. The following are steps in this process:
- Central policies
- Building /campus-wide implementation of sustainable practices
- Company level sustainability
- Sustainability Reporting
We follow a comprehensive framework for EACH of these steps to deliver sustainability to clients with quantifiable indicators and metrics to demonstrate compliance and to foster a culture of innovation.
The design of a campus offers flexibility in the certification process. The three pillars of sustainability, energy, water, waste, are no longer sufficient.
A campus needs strategies for transport, mobility, food, social services and other additional categories. To create a sustainable campus, one has to keep in mind the energy consumption of the buildings on campus as well as the overall energy consumption of the site, often requiring knowledge of building services that goes beyond buildings alone.
Experts at ecoinch combine the buildings and campus requirements and work on holistic solutions for making the experience come together as one.
Design and execution of interiors in a sustainable fashion requires the measurement and quantification of each and every inch of the space. Years of experience and market research puts the team at ecoinch at a sweet spot to recommend the right materials for the spaces at hand.
Detailed technical and digital analysis is required to quantify parameters and take informed decisions, so that the goal of creating a sustainable space can be achieved.
Certification of a green interior design requires sensitization of each team member as well as implementation of check points throughout the process to make sure the intent is not lost in translation.
Are you a company that wants to go green? A green company certification or compliance with norms portrays a responsible business profile to clients and investors.
At the same time, the company is able to reduce its environment footprint, reduce operating costs and instill a sense of pride in their employees. The certification also encourages companies to green their supply chains and improve their standing in the market.
Market and policy trends have shown an exponentially increased preference towards certified buildings from:
Buyers, Renters and Government Bodies.
Sustainability is the need of the hour. With the global realization of this fact, there is also a sense of urgency to deploy sustainable means of living. But while the intention is good, much is still left to chance, or to regulation - awaiting social approval that enables end users to make a change to the way we lead our lives. After all, sustainability is a lifestyle - one that we shouldn't be reluctant to switch to.
Sustainability Report for Stakeholders (GRI Standards)
Corporate Environmental /Social Responsibility (CER /CSR)
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS)
These services are provided as per global best practices. While CSR is mandatory for certain corporates, an increasing number are also adopting them on a voluntary basis - as it prepares them to face the challenges of future.
Training & Capacity Building
Stakeholder Engagement Workshops
The capacity building exercise is best achieved when people are engaged with hands-on activities within their community and are ready to be a part of the change.
Policy Planning & Development
Work with International Funding Agencies to create policy instruments, their execution and monitoring in the field of environmental sustainability services. An increasing demand for domain expertise has allowed us to guide the profession through such policy instruments.
The aim is to equip for current and future challenges through innovative instruments that provide support for economic and social welfare through environmental practices.
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RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Research and Development
At ecoinch, the culture of research has been the backbone of our innovative solutions for clients. To provide a set of comprehensive solutions, the experts at ecoinch spend a portion of their time in vetting technical details and in presenting their research at leading national and international platforms. We also participate as experts on panel discussions and as advisors to important government and corporate programmes – presenting unbiased and scientific research on key areas of interest.
Some of our past work has been on the following topics:
Innovation is a key result area at ecoinch and is seen as an essential part of our strategic consulting business. In the rapidly changing world environment, both literally and for building science, we have taken upon ourselves to keep abreast with the latest and greatest and to adapt them to our indigenous needs.
Quantitative analysis presented through clear graphics and computer simulation results goes a long way for a designer to confidently justify such features to their clients.
We undertake specific studies on client request to help them address specific problems related to building science topics such as:
Below is an exhaustive list of analyses:
- Climate /Shadow Analysis
- Feasibility of Green Features
- Design of Building Shading Devices
- Solar Availability & PV /Solar Hot Water Feasibility
- Wind Movement & Wind Turbine Feasibility
- Daylight Analysis & Optimization
- Energy Conservation Measures for green buildings
- Daylight analysis
- Electric lighting design (indoor, outdoor, emergency)
- Night-sky light pollution studies
- Facade design and optimization studies
- Solar Insolation Studies
- Wind flow analysis
- Site / building water management plan (sizing and footprints included)
- Site / building energy management plan (sizing and footprints included)
- Site / building waste management plan (sizing and footprints included)
- Thermal comfort simulation for unconditioned buildings
- Energy modelling for conditioned / unconditioned buildings
- Shading design and optimization studies
- Rainwater harvesting (sizing and footprints included)
- Compliance with 30% extra fresh air requirements above ASHRAE 62.1
- Refrigerant management
- On-site renewable systems sizing
- Energy-efficiency Aspects of Site Planning
- Luminance and Illuminance Measurement of Existing Buildings
- Rebates and Financial Assistance Research
- Solar Shading Analysis
- Daylighting and Lighting Consulting and Integration
- Daylighting and Lighting Simulation
- Cost Benefit Analysis through Energy Modeling
- Project Management and Energy Concerns Representative
- Lighting Controls Design and Troubleshooting
- Daylighting and Lighting Training
- LEED Daylighting and Views Credit Consulting and Submission
- LEED Daylighting Option 3 – Field Measurement
- Window Assembly U-value Calculation
- Envelope R-value Calculation
- Peer Review