Structures with glass facades use air-conditioning round the clock, using up energy," said Debi Goenka from Conservation Action Trust.
Last year, a report by the National Environmental Engineering Institute (NEERI) said that the temperature around a glass-facade building can go up by 17 degrees celsius. "This is a concept borrowed from the West, where it works as those countries are cold. India is a warm country. Here, glass traps heat and throws it back to the immediate environment," said Rakesh Kumar, chief scientist and head of NEERI, Mumbai.
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