Summer times & Silica….

It now requires courage to wonder around Bangalore in daytime when the summer heat gets worse and add to it the power cuts and water shortage…life is challenging though. Not saying that this phenomenon is new but the concern remains, as old timers tend to believe that the mercury has crossed the few degrees upwards. Why is it so?
Over a discussion within few colleagues while everyone joins rant about the trees being cut, haphazard growth, pollution and global heating etc etc etc…all the more known reasons. Suddenly one observation comes pointing on the use of glass…yes the use of glass as exteriors in new constructions have increased manifolds and almost all of the new structures seen using them overboard. Building on the theory of green house effect this observation provides some rationale…

This adds to reflecting and replicating the sunlight and heat within the city and is one of the factors that need to be reviewed as a potential threat for the adverse climatic change… The Indian Silicon valley getting beaten by Silica….is that right?

2 Comments so far

  1. Nisho (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    Wow! Great point, Rajesh. Never thought that glass would be a catalyst to the heat in Bangalore.


  2. Raghu (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 9:06 pm

    Glass facades also mean higher power consumption through ACs. In colder countries, it reduces the power bill. Pity there isn’t alternate m/t that gives the “look” but prevents green house effect.



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