Why climate-responsive hotel building design is the need of the hour?
Simple in concept but complex in execution, the climate-responsive buildings function in harmony with the local climate
With growing awareness about climate change, businesses must respond and sustainably cater to guest needs. Modern-day architects and builders are solely focused on how to create structures that have less impact on the environment, comments Binny Sebastian, General Manager, Alila Fort Bishangarh Jaipur.
Simple in concept but complex in execution, the climate-responsive buildings function in harmony with the local climate. While every project is unique, especially when it comes to site-specific environmental conditions, several best practices need to be followed while designing a climate-responsive building based on factors such as seasonality, the intensity of the sun, wind, rainfall and humidity.
Siddharth Goenka, Managing Director, Octave Hotels asserts that with increasing use of technology in India, hotels will require more energy consumption in the future. Therefore, climate-responsive building design ensures a better IEQ and focuses attention on post-occupancy evaluation throughout the life cycle of a building. By balancing the components of indoor environment qual-ity and an optimal indoor environment, healthy and conducive hotel buildings can be structured. Indian hoteliers are going extra miles to secure the lead in the market by implementing best-in-class IEQ and ensuring sustainably to comply with environmental norms.