Capabilities of Blue Star in Green Building Projects
With over six decades of experience in providing expert cooling solutions, Blue Star understands the dynamics and intricacies involved in the design and execution of Green Building projects. Blue Star has complete knowledge of the Green Building certification process and can advice its customers on all aspects in the areas of Energy conservation and Indoor Air Quality related to HVAC so that the building qualifies for LEED certification.
Energy Efficient Designs of HVAC Systems
The objective of the HVAC system design in a Green Building is to keep the cooling loads low and design an energy efficient HVAC system. This can be best achieved by active involvement of Blue Star's design engineers with the architect and HVAC consultant at the design stage itself. To start with, one needs to reduce the area of exposed glass on the high solar load side of the building. Selecting glass with a right balance of light transmissivity, low heat transfer coefficient and first cost is also important. Energy efficiency can be achieved by careful selection of the individual equipment like chillers, pumps and AHUs with efficiencies to suit the design intent and integrating them for the best output. A well planned air distribution network to provide uniform cooling and achieve thermal comfort across all spaces is also necessary.
A good Building Management System is generally an integral part of many Green Buildings. Blue Star can facilitate in the selection and installation of a suitable Building Management System that would integrate well with the HVAC system to achieve optimum usage of various equipment and save energy.
Modern Installation practices
Blue Star is the only company to have well formulated installation methods for professional management of project sites. Blue Star is also one of the very few companies that invests heavily in training all its engineers and associate manpower for quality installation work. One of the focus areas from a Green Building point of view is quality of ducting work. In a bad ducting installation there is a possibility of more than 10% of air escaping from ducts leading to enormous waste of energy. Blue Star makes use of high quality machine made ducting manufactured by its strategic alliance partner, Rolastar Limited to have efficient, leak proof as well as aesthetic duct installations.
Energy efficient products
The building blocks of Blue Star's solutions are its products. Blue Star offers the most comprehensive range of airconditioning products in the country. All products have been designed on the energy-efficiency platform, and offer a host of advanced features. Blue Star's R&D has been focusing on energy efficient technologies for the past several decades and it is no wonder that Blue Star has been a pioneer in launching several path-breaking innovative energy efficient products. These include the scroll technology, the tandem scroll technology, hiper and hisen packaged airconditioners and more recently the screw chillers and VRF systems.
Blue Star offers a complete range of R134A chillers. Apart from incorporating an eco-friendly refrigerant, these chillers are also extremely energy efficient. Blue Star is also the first company in the country to manufacture VRF systems with the digital scroll technology indigenously. These systems incorporate the eco-friendly R410A refrigerant and save substantial power, apart from their ability to handle harsh Indian summers.
Energy saving auxiliary devices
Blue Star offers several auxiliary energy saving devices which help in substantial power savings. Blue Star has strategic partnerships and tie-ups with many leading manufacturers such as Danfoss, Sterile Air and Ecospec to offer the most optimal solutions to conserve power. On offer are variable speed drives for air handling units and chillers to obtain excellent part load efficiencies, heat recovery wheels in the fresh air path to reduce the total load on chillers and UVC Emitters to improve heat transfer, thereby saving power costs.
Energy Management Cell
Blue Star's Energy Management Cell comprises qualified Energy Auditors and Energy Managers accredited by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). This cell undertakes comprehensive energy audits which start with identifying the consumption and end after executing the recommendations from the audit. This Cell even audits all energy consuming devices such as lighting, pumping, cooling towers and many more.
Water Management Services
Traditionally, organizations use harsh chemicals for treating water in cooling towers. These are corrosive and harmful to the environment. Blue Star offers a revolutionary water treatment system which is chemical-free, saves water and also enhances the life of the system. Using electromagnetic waves, this system not only decreases the scale formation but also removes existing scale and arrests multiplication of bacteria by altering their DNA.
Indoor Air Quality Management Services
Research reveals that indoor air can be upto 10 times more polluted than outside air. Studies prove that in the long run, poor indoor air quality affects both health and productivity, which translates into increased absenteeism and lower productivity. It is therefore, not surprising, that indoor air quality is a critical parameter in Green Building certification.
Blue Star has deep understanding of indoor air quality management and has the ability to control variables such as suspended particulate matter, dust, harmful biological contaminants, bacteria, chemical vapours and odours. Blue Star offers a complete range of air management services including fresh air management, energy recovery ventilators, duct cleaning, UVC emitters and air balancing and leakage detection.