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Green Buildings India Poised for Strong Growth by 2021

India is expected to see strong growth in the green building sector with nearly 55 percent of all projects likely pursuing green by 2021, according to the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which the U.S. Green Building Council USGBC is a contributing partner. …

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GreenPro- Green Product Certification launched

Today, India is one of the global leaders in Green Buildings with more than 4,500 projects adopting green concepts with a building footprint of 5.2 billion sqft. It is likely to double in the next five years. This has created enormous demand for credible green building products, materials and technologies. …

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Building a bright future with Fire Rated Glass – Featuring Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Evolution of Glass and its role in Modern Architecture Glass has evolved into a building material that can be best described as revolutionary. Today, glass plays an indispensable role in modern architecture, is as much a style statement in aesthetically crafted edifices as it is a functionally superior, essential ingredient …

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Do green buildings perform

At the recently held IFM Summit organized by Buildotech in Mumbai, Mili Majumdar, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Habitat Division at TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) explained the key challenges facing facility management when it comes to sustainable building operations and maintenance. Globally the buildings account for 40% energy use, water …

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Build Green, not necessarily Green Buildings

Avikal Somvanshi, Programme Officer for the Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme at the New Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is also a member of multiple national and international committees on habitat issues including Bureau of Indian Standards. In the first part of the series, he takes …

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Why invest in high-performance green buildings?

We live in a time of global climate change challenges and increasing regulatory pressures for greater energy-efficiency and carbon reduction. All of this, coupled with increased energy demand and rising energy costs, has created many challenges but few answers.Building owners, operators,and occupants are left to sift through mounting “green noise”to …

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Environment experts call for more green buildings

Green buildings are still rare in Viet Nam though the country is among the 10 most vulnerable in the world to climate change and sea level rise, opined environment and construction experts at a conference on energy-efficient construction organized by the Viet Nam Green Building Council and the HCM City …

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Balancing Old & the New

Architect Premnath is nothing but young at heart. His age belies his enthusuasm and passion to think ahead of his time. He has won array of recognitions, the recent being “Life Time Achievement Award in Architecture” by NDTV Profit, ‘CW India’s Top Ten Architect’ for four consecutive years, CNBC Awaaz CRISIL Award for “High End Interiors’and IADF Achiever’s Award. Sapna Srivastava talks to the prolific architect on his projects, design philosophy and architectural trends & technology in India.

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Mindful Buildings

Professor Himanshu Parikh who teaches at Ahmedabad and Cambridge has done innovative work in structural engineering as well as in urban planning, environmental upgradation and infrastructure design, with an emphasis on low-income urban and rural areas. In structures, he has developed the concept of ‘mindful buildings’ based on simplicity, frugality and multiplicity. He talks about an ongoing development of a design approach to ensure that while we assimilate new ideas and technologies, our fundamentals remain anchored to our needs.

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Unraveling Green

Exhibitions and conferences of Green Buildings and green building material are raising the awareness of ‘green’ among consumers. However how much ‘green’ is really ‘green’ is still a myth. Teddy Dsouza, Director Operations, Knauf AMF India Pvt Ltd tries to explain the difference between concept and reality.

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