ECOLOGY IS BY DEFAULT. SUSTAINABILITY IS BY DESIGN.
To think about the environment and to conserve & protect it has become a major concern of today. We believe that environmental sustainability should not only become a philanthropic cause but should also be the responsibility of every person and every organization as a whole. Our sensitivity to "green" concern comes from the principals’ background in sustainable design and environmental engineering.
In the design of any new project, the first step is site planning. This is one of the most critical step with regard to considering the effects of local climatic conditions in the design of buildings.
At Niraj Kakad Constructions , all our projects go through a detailed site analysis as the first step in a design process which looks at factors such as climate zone, prevailing wind direction, soil conditions, rock outcroppings, tree breaks, natural features, existing buildings (if present), egress to the site, topography, etc., in addition to considering adjoining neighbours, easements and zoning issues. Beyond site planning issues, there are many cost-effective design strategies which can reduce one's reliance on fossil fuel resources for energy and power. Our designs optimize occupant comfort levels through careful design of the building's envelope.
Our Company hence believes in maximizing natural ventilation wherever possible, which means less dependence on mechanical ventilation is required, or, taking advantage of natural day lighting reduces the need for artificial illumination. These are simple design solutions that cost no more or very little to plan in advance.
We are also familiar with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) point system and though it is a worthy certification program, LEED essentially just codifies the sustainable "best practices", which we have been using in our own practice over the last 10 years, in creating our own high performance oriented buildings.
In short, "sustainable design" considers the economic, ecological, and social circumstances of a project. Ultimately, sustainable design conserves natural resources and maximizes human and animal comfort. Our firm promotes this philosophy and endeavours to achieve the highest level of sustainable design in all of our projects.