Maintenance contributes to sustainability in different ways: It ensures reduction in energy and resource by ensuring durability and reduces life cycle cost. Even all the internationally recognized systems for assessing building environmental performance like LEED (USGBC), BREEAM, HQE, etc. include building maintenance as an important part of the assessment criteria.
In order to address the larger issue of water conservation, hygiene and sanitation in urban households, a retired Engineer with Delhi Government, AK Gupta, has installed a unique bio-digester technology based toilet in the basement of his house in Delhi. Besides the commercial viability of the system, the Mechanical Engineer, who has executed decentralized mini and micro sewage treatment plants under Yamuna Action Plan-I points out the eco-friendly aspect of the system by virtue of it being a substitute for sewage treatment. He implemented the bio-digester technology with the help of DRDO and has been greatly benefited from it as it guarantees minimal exposure and hence complete hygiene. The single unit bio-toilet is made up with FRP material and is manufactured by Alfa Systems, Noida (UP). Clean India Journal finds out more…
In common parlance hygiene in housekeeping denotes general care, cleanliness, orderliness and maintenance of business property. But hygiene is much more than just maintenance of premises. Clean India Journal speaks to some experts in the hospitality and other industries, where hygiene in housekeeping plays a very important role.
Power consumption is one of the major concerns when it comes to running laundry machines. A whopping amount of energy just goes to heat the water for washing clothes! “But, high quality results can be maintained even at low temperatures,” says Abderrahim Cedrati, General Manager, Burnus General Trading LLC, Dubai.