A Sustainable approach through HVAC Interventions
Mumbai office market in focus
The sustainability agenda has gone mainstream and the time to pay lip service has passed its expiry date. As reducing global carbon emissions becomes critical, the built environment with 38% contribution needs to rethink its impact on climate change. Smart tweaks in existing building equipment and maintenance procedures have a significant potential to support sustainability initiatives. The commercial office segment with its increased levels of institutionalization has been an early starter in integrating measures that help mitigate carbon emissions.
A key component of energy consumption in commercial buildings is their Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. This paper analyses the potential energy savings that Mumbai’s offices can generate by switching to a more energy-efficient cooling system, with a higher degree of professional asset management.