• Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"The construction industry has been talking about green buildings for a large part of the previous decade. India, and for about two decades globally. But, what is renewable energy and how is it linked to Energy Efficiency (EE)? br /br /
    Renewable energy, also called Alternative Energy or Energy from noncon....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"Renewable energy, also called alternative energy or energy from non-conventional sources is the energy that comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished) and unlike energy from crude sources do not take millions of years t....

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  • Posted On Friday, February 10, 2012

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"The construction industry is the secondbr /
    largest sector is India, afterbr /
    agriculture. The investment inbr /
    construction accounts for nearly eightbr /
    to nine percent of Indias Gross Domesticbr /
    Product (GDP). India has recorded the highestbr /
    investment in this sector that is driven by thebr....

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  • Posted On Friday, February 10, 2012

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"Green initiatives in manufacturing arebr /
    increasingly being taken by enterprisesbr /
    in order to ensure that minimalbr /
    damage is done to the ecosystem, andbr /
    that all manufacturing activities, processes andbr /
    end-products are sustainable. Businesses arebr /
    making a conscious effort towards p....

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  • Posted On Monday, November 14, 2011

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"In 2009, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) made the visionary decision of scientifically closing down the Gorai dumping ground. The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) cleared the civic bodys designs and project notes for implementing a Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM), part of the closi....

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  • Posted On Saturday, October 15, 2011

    There are countless definitions ofbr /
    sustainability. Many are based on thebr /
    three-pillar model: a project isbr /
    considered sustainable when itbr /
    responds equally to economic, ecological, andbr /
    social factorswhich often can be measuredbr /
    only subjectivelyand brings these into lastingbr /
    balance. It is often very difficult to achieve thisbr /
    balance in practice, as companies ar....

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  • Posted On Friday, September 16, 2011

    The Indian real estate sector, althoughbr /
    fragmented, collectively accounts forbr /
    $44 bn. In the future, the majority ofbr /
    this revenue will come from affordablebr /
    housing projects. Currently, about 50 percent ofbr /
    residential projects fall under the affordablebr /
    housing segmentboth in metros as well as inbr /
    tier II and III cities. While our major citiesbr /
    scramble for spac....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    When compared to a conventionalbr /
    one, a green building has lowerbr /
    resource consumption. Given thebr /
    measures developers arebr /
    undertaking, a revolution of sorts is on the waybr /
    when it comes to green ideas in construction.br /
    Both consumers and developers are looking forbr /
    ways to reduce cost and help the environment bybr /
    causing minimum impact. Here are a few ways tobr /
    ....

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  • Posted On Friday, July 08, 2011

    Space is a cherished resource in modernbr /
    space-crunched cities, even more sobr /
    when developers seek to suffuse theirbr /
    projects with lush, green aesthetics. Inbr /
    such situations, optimally utilising open spacesbr /
    plays a crucial role to ensure that the finalbr /
    product created is a visually appealing,br /
    functional, green landmark. One of the mostbr /
    important tools in a deve....

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  • Posted On Friday, June 10, 2011

    The Masdar Headquarters near Abubr /
    Dhabi in UAE is slated to become thebr /s first positive-energy building,br /
    producing more energy than itbr /
    consumes and surpassing the standards for LEEDbr /
    Platinum sustainable design certification.br /
    This groundbreaking building is part of thebr /
    much larger Masdar City project, a zero-waste,br /
    zero-carbon-emission development that hasbr /
    ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    According to a recent reportbr /
    published in January 2011 by Luxbr /
    Research, India is well-placed tobr /
    emerge as the next top renewablebr /
    energy market. The report weighed the growthbr /
    potential of 15 emerging solar markets andbr /
    found that the Indian market to hold massivebr /
    potential on account of government subsidies, abr /
    need for distributed generation and increasingbr ....

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  • Posted On Monday, April 11, 2011

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="color: #000000"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"The construction industry traditionally has been one of the most significant sources of damage to the environment. Globally, buildings contribute at least 40 percent of total energy usage. An estimated 42 percent of total water consumption and 50 percent of the consumption of raw....

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  • Posted On Monday, April 11, 2011

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="color: #000000"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"Developers, the world over, face the growing problem of scarce and fragmented energy resources. To overcome this challenge, without negatively impacting posterity, developers are beginning to wake up to the need to adopt technologies that utilise resources in an optimal and susta....

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