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Using materials to insulate buildings, thereby reducing energy consumption.
- Commercial buildings are increasingly designed with ceilings that are approximately 12 to 15 feet in height. This improves ventilation, allowing adequate space for hot air to rise and consequently allowing more space for cooler air. This practice reduces the temperature of a building by approximately 10 degrees.
- The use of payaal, a type of hay is replacing sand bricks in Punjab. This is because payaal (which is inserted in gaps between hollow bricks) provides better insulation than sand bricks, and keeps buildings cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
- New development projects are increasingly replacing heat-conducting metals (such as steel in pillars and roof panels) and replacing them with lightweight insulated aluminium sheaths and earth bricks. This prevents buildings from heating up.