Building for the future: why sustainable construction practices are the need of the hour

Building for the future: why sustainable construction practices are the need of the hour

While sustainable buildings are undeniably still at a nascent stage in the country, India ranks second, just after the US, in terms of the number of green technology projects and built-up area. In the age of global warming and the...
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‘Building’ an energy efficient India

‘Building’ an energy efficient India

On 12 July 2018, the Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, while speaking at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development,  said that India will have to build 700-900 million square metres of urban space...
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India: Is your building ‘green’? PWD will soon inspect its sustainability

India: Is your building ‘green’? PWD will soon inspect its sustainability

Nearly 100 engineers from the state’s Public Works Department will soon be inspecting buildings for Green Building certification. A batch of 100 engineers will be coursed and trained so that they can assess buildings which follow the norms of whether...
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Are ‘green’ buildings the solution to Indian cities’ pollution woes?

Are ‘green’ buildings the solution to Indian cities’ pollution woes?

India’s ambitious mission to provide housing for all by 2022, build new cities like Amaravati and implement smart city projects will have to encounter serious environmental problems such as rising air pollution and conservation of critical energy resources, ...
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India: Amaravati gets Platinum in IGBC green cities rating

India: Amaravati gets Platinum in IGBC green cities rating

Andhra Pradesh’s upcoming capital Amaravati has been rated as ‘Platinum’ city by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) green cities rating. The IGBC has given the rating on the basis of the parameters including; city planning, heat mitigation,...
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Hyderabad (India): Going green, being green

Hyderabad (India): Going green, being green

We have shifted to public transportation to help avoid vehicular emissions, switched to cleaner sources of energy and even turn off our lights every year for Earth Hour. While these changes help curb pollution and mitigate climate change on a...
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India: U.S. council urges green norms for mass housing

India: U.S. council urges green norms for mass housing

GBCI in talks with Centre; eyes Housing for All scheme Green Business Certification Inc, (GBCI) a part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has initiated discussions with the Indian government to make policy changes for incorporating green norms in...
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It is a myth that green buildings cost more; sustainable is affordable

It is a myth that green buildings cost more; sustainable is affordable

Pollution has become a big issue in India. The issue also led to a major controversy when the international cricket team of Sir Lanka went off the field alleging that conditions were unplayable due to poor air quality of Delhi....
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Washington gets top green certification

Washington gets top green certification

Emissions and water use fall, half of city waste recycled On a work day, the U.S. capital does not appear much more “sustainable” than any other major city. Its streets are packed with cars, lights flicker in offices long after...
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