INDOOR AIR QUALITY
In order to ensure the highest levels of indoor air quality, an efficient ventilation system has been put in place and care has been taken to use non-toxic paints, sealants and adhesives consisting of low Volatile Organic Compounds.
A variety of measures have also been taken to conserve water, such as the use of treated sewage water for irrigation and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) purposes, the use of low wastage fixtures in toilets and a well-planned rain water harvesting and drainage system.
Taking into account detailed studies of the sun’s movement, each of our spaces are optimally oriented, designed and built to maximise natural light and achieve thermal comfort.
Scientifically designed shading devices ensure that all rooms are naturally lit but receive no glare.
Energy efficiency has also been achieved in a variety of ways. A sensitively designed building envelope, planned interior and exterior lighting designs, an HVAC system that utilises evaporative cooling, an efficient chilled water system, better fan-power and TES (Thermal Energy Storage) have all contributed to substantial savings.
In an effort to use renewable sources of energy, solar panels producing 100 kilowatts of electricity have been installed on the school terrace. During school hours, the solar energy generated is used to reduce our consumption of electricity, while during non-working hours it is shared by transferring it to the government grid.
As a school we make every effort to sort and recycle waste. We at NiBS believe that there is nothing as “waste”. It’s just mis-placed resource, we segregate this resource and it is recycled. The paper is reclaimed from various on-site sources and resold back for bringing it back to manufacturing as newsprint or recycled paper and finally, the dry packaging is picked up from our school and disposed off via the municipal collecting agencies. In a unique endeavour, the students were initiated into making ‘E- bricks’ with waste.