Ludhiana, Aug 18 (ANI): A well-furnished house with striking interiors is a dream for most people. The growing demand for such houses in Punjab presents a huge opportunity to those companies engaged in construction and interior designing.
The Inside Outside Mega Show (IOMS) in Ludhiana that promotes green housing concepts, is the largest event on interior design, furniture and furnishings, building and construction industries.
The four-day-long show is a recognized platform for national and international exhibitors. The target audiences of the show are architects and designers, engineers, goverment contractors, and all who can appreciate beautiful personal and professional spaces.
At a panel discussion on Green Buildings in Ludhiana, the participants laid stress on popularizing the concept of green buildings to protect the environment.
The stress was making new buildings that have eco-friendly interiors, energy efficient windows, and harnessing solar energy among other things...
Mahaesh Thakur, Organiser, Inside Outside Expo said: "Green housing concept is one concept which I feel people like to bring in, energy efficiency into the houses like reducing consumption of power, having B-certified conditioners, refrigerators and television is a very good move by our government to increase the energy efficiency and since you know global warming has always been our main concern we are trying to put in our best efforts to bring in green building."
Mumbai-based ATCO was among the companies that displayed building materials and products for green buildings.
It introduced 'Magic Grass; - artificial grass from Nurteks - Turkey in 2008, for the first time in India. It looks like grass, feels like grass and is their credo in landscaping. The lush green soft surface is not only eco-friendly but also often costs less then maintaining natural grass.
"Green house concept is gaining huge popularity because it adds the natural essence that is missing in our lives; means it gives natural feel in the green houses as one is living in natural environment," Hemal Laheri, proprietor, ATCO.
For people in Punjab, the expo was an opportunity to explore new ideas and products for home interiors.
Products made of natural stone caught the fancy of visitors. Rajasthan based Dimex Granites Pvt Ltd, displayed their products for the first time for the domestic market.
Bullish about the Punjab market, over 60 companies participated in Inside Outside Megashow that was held in the city for the ninth consecutive year.
The show endeavors to provide its participants an opportunity to promote their sales and business transactions.
For local architects, interior designers and builders it was an opportunity to look at the latest in interior designs, furniture and furnishings, building and construction. (ANI)