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APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY


FIRST SEMESTER B. TECH DEGREE TRIAL EXAMINATION
BE 103 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

Max Marks: 20

Duration: 1 Hour

PART A
1. a.

Illustrate the 3 R hierarchy of waste management.

(2)

b. What are the visible effects of Global warming? Suggest a way to reduce the
intensity of GHG emissions with respect to road transport.

(3)

OR
2. Densely populated areas are suffering major issues in the field of solid waste and
waste water management.
i. Relate this statement with the current situation in our state.

(2)

ii. Suggest any three sustainable methods each for the solid waste and
waste water management system.

(3)

3. A hospital is situated in the middle of a densely populated area. What are the possible
environmental impacts that can happen to the surroundings? Suggest any methods for
reducing these impacts.

(5)
PART B
Sample Case 1

The Shanghai World Financial Center China


Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China challenges the limits of highrise building construction. The building has already achieved more than 30 worldclass certifications, and has become not just a local landmark, but an international
sensation. Starting from the design phase, Johnson Controls recommended its
Technology Contracting solution worked closely with the property owner to

determine how best to deploy the advanced building controls systems during the
construction of the building.

A network based Metasys system constantly monitors the building, collects data,
controls the systems and provides building management staff with the information
they need to efficiently manage and maintain the buildings systems and equipment.
This ensures a comfortable, healthy and safe environment for occupants and guests.
For maximizing the space utilization the building uses an integrated wireless
infrastructure that follows a unique Five Shared model. That means shared cables,
antennas, and machine rooms, decoration and air-conditioners, which reduced the
space needed to support the system. The result is a significant increase in the
buildings usable area. After discussing the current industry landscape with
manufacturers, Johnson Controls prepared a practical technology and standards plan
which was submitted to the design institute and government offices for their review.
This approach proved successful by aligning the latest technologies with an evolving
building code. Traditional security systems simply cannot offer the combination of
speed, convenience and flexibility that such a complex mix of users demand. To meet
this challenge, an innovative approach using smart cards with split data storage
capability so that with a single card, users can gain access to both the public and
office areas is used. It also has a network-based visitor management system with
remote login capabilities.

The Shanghai World Financial Center puts special emphasis on system stability.
The configuration of the main disaster center and sub-disaster centers are designed to
back each other up. A sub control center can also perform surveillance, systems
management and alarm monitoring without affecting the main centers overall
surveillance and management of the building. Although the organizational structure
and duties of the team kept changing from initial design to managing site
construction, to installation and debugging, and finally to routine and daily
maintenance the core members remained unchanged. The commitment and
motivation of this team also stayed high, from the most junior to the most senior
winning the trust of the customer and enhancing the reputation of Johnson Controls
locally, regionally and globally.

Module III
4.

(a) What are the innovations that you get from the above case study which can be
applied to environmentally sustainable housing projects?
(3)
(b) Migratory measures have to be studied during the starting phase of the project
itself, explain. What is scoping? Is scoping necessary for the above case study?
(4)
(c) Explain the importance of standardisation for effective implementation of the
project given above?
(3)

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APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
FIRST SEMESTER B. TECH DEGREE TRIAL EXAMINATION
BE 103 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

Max. Marks: 20

Duration: 1 Hour

PART A
1. a

(2)

b.

(3)
OR

2. Densely populated areas are suffering major issues in the field of solid waste and
waste water management.
i.

(2)

ii.

(3)
(5)

3.

PART B
Module III
4.

(a)

(3)

(b)

(4)

(c)

(3)