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CSE review: Planning Commission's interim report on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

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There is a clear lack of ambition in the strategies proposed. In case of renewable energy, for instance, the goal proposed even for the 'aggressive effort scenario' is far lower than what has been proposed in the National Action Plan for Climate Change.

Building Operation and Construction

The Energy Audit is conducted on December 2010 for both buildings, and it is estimated that the total use of energy-mix in the buildings is optimally contributed to overall energy consumption demand. The building AAGC and Main CSE building has 98.39 kWh and 89.30 kWh sanctioned load from the grid supply respectively. The annual electricity bills for buildings, diesel and solar energy generation data collectively finds that Main CSE building’s (77%) share in total energy consumption was more than three times that of AAGC (22%) building (see Graph 01).

Green CSE : Sustainable Habitat


At CSE, the function of buildings is primarily designed for in-house scientific and environmental research and publications on issues pertaining to the environment and development of national and international significance.

BUILDING BETTER: Orientation programme for sustainable building policies and practices

31st  January - 2nd  February, 2013

About the orientation programme

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Date: January 31 - February 2, 2013

‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings in New Town Kolkata'

Co-organized by Newtown Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Date: Friday, 4 January 2013
Venue:  HIDCO Conference Hall, HIDCO Bhawan, New Town, Kolkata

The Centre for Science and Environment along with the Newtown Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is organizing an ‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings' in January 2013 in New Town Kolkata.

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Date: Friday, 4 January 2013

Orientation Workshop on Sustainable Buildings: Panchkula

Co-organized by the Renewable Energy Department, Haryana, HAREDA and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Date: March 14, 2013
Venue: Akshay Urja Bhawan, Sector 17, Panchkula

The Centre for Science and Environment along with the Renewable Energy Department, Haryana and HAREDA is organising an "Orientation Workshop on Sustainable Buildings" with a special focus on the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) on 14 March 2013 in Panchkula, Haryana. 

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Date: March 14, 2013

BUILDING BETTER: Certificate Course for Sustainable Building Practices and Policies

Date: June 3-7 , 2013

Centre for Science and Environment’s Sustainable Buildings Programme is organizing 5 day training on Green buildings. The programme aims to enable participants to adopt a common sense approach to green buildings, one that blends traditional wisdom with modern science.

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Date: June 3-7,2013

“Regional Dialogue on Sustainable Buildings” in Bhubaneswar

Date: December 13, 2013
Venue: Crystal Hall, Hotel Mayfair Convention Centre, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar 

Centre for Science and Environment  is organizing “Regional Dialogue on Sustainable Buildings” in collaboration with the Bhubaneswar Urban Development Authority (BDA) in Bhubaneswar on December 13 at 9.30 am in Hotel Mayfair. This is an experience dialogue on the strategies on green buildings to improve energy and resource efficiency in building construction and usage. 

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 Date: December 13, 2013

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