Greening my home: How do I reduce my energy footprint?
Why we must think of energy efficient life style?
Construction industry in India is growing at a rate of 9.2 per cent per annum as against the world average of 5.5 per cent per annum. The construction industry is also nearly 10 percent of the GDP. It is one of the largest in terms of economic expenditure, use of raw materials and environmental impacts.
Buildings are the nucleus of urban consumption – water, energy and material, and, are also responsible for enormous wastes. Demand for housing and commercial space will escalate in India, and lock up enormous carbon and energy. Already the residential and commercial sector consumes more than a quarter of the total electrical supply usage of the country and major portion of this is utilized in the buildings. Malls, multiplexes, housing conglomerates are springing in cities. An effective environmental management of building provides the opportunity for intensive demand management to reduce overall footprint of urban consumption of water and energy and minimise waste.
Water pricing can drive demand
Interview: R K Somany, chairperson of Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Ltd that controls 40 per cent of branded sanitary ware market in India, spoke on promoting water efficiency. Excerpts
--------------------------------- Watertight Rate water fixtures for efficiency to cut wastage:
Green living digest
Green living digest is a news service on vehicular pollution based on news clippings selected from leading Indian newspapers and newsmagazine. It also highlights the key developments from South Asian countries. The months witnessed lots of action and developments on the green building front in India.