Date: 28 June 2013
Occupants’ comfort assumes paramount importance while creating the building design, and hence it calls for a material that is not just visibly attractive but also accommodates the functional aspect.Glass fits the bill in more ways than one, proving to be the ideal choice for use in hotels, resorts and restaurants.
The need for glass in hotel building design is dictated by a number of factors. Round-the-clock occupancy demands reduced utility bills and this is amply met by Solar Control Glass Solutions that cuts heat and thus helps in energy savings. Glass ensures acoustic insulation and safety of the occupants. It helps one to blend with nature, with its high color rendering index providing spectacular views. Hotels also require the usage of non-toxic materials and low Volatile Organic Content (VOC), which is ensured by glass. Moreover, hygiene and maintenance – two of the most critical parameters in the hospitality space – are made extremely easy by glass.
SGG COOL-LITE in Hotel Inn, Cochin - Via Saint Gobain Glass India Flickr Photostream
The Hotel Inn at Cochin is a perfect example of going energy-efficient with glass in hotels. Keeping in line with various applications, glass has been accordingly selected for use across the lobby, entrance, atria, coffee shop, restaurants and guest rooms.
To enable comfort 24×7 and also to keep the utility bills in check, Solar Control glass, SGG Cool-lite (Titanium Blue Variant) has been used. This greatly helps in optimizing air-conditioning running across seasons. The building design has large openings in glass which connects the guests with the outside landscape. This not just helps to maintain the true color rendering of the exteriors but also serves as a natural lighting provision.
The Titanium Blue variant of SGG COOL-LITE is a soothing color for exteriors and has a low internal reflection quotient which makes the exterior view very pleasant for the residents.
By resorting to the use of high performance glass, the Hotel Inn at Cochin is a fine benchmark for aesthetically appealing building design and functionally superior occupant comfort.