Glass facade buildings lead to temperature rise, says NEERI study
At some places, the study has recorded a 17 degree Celsius rise at the surface of the building compared to its surroundings.mumbai Updated: Jan 17, 2012 01:11 IST
The increase in the number of glass facade buildings in the city has led to an rise in the temperature near the surface of the buildings as compared to the ambient temperature, according to preliminary findings of a study by the National Environmental Engineering Institute (NEERI), Mumbai.
At some places, the study has recorded a 17 degree Celsius rise at the surface of the building compared to its surroundings. In the last few years, business districts and even some residential areas have witnessed a mushrooming of glazed or glass facade buildings.
“The high difference in temperature recorded near the surface of the glass facades and in its surroundings is a cause of concern,” said Rakesh Kumar, deputy director, NEERI.