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The myth of green building

There is no question that India and other parts of the still-under-construction world must build green. The building sector is a major contributor to climate change and local environmental destruction because of construction materials used; energy expended for lighting, heating and cooling; and water consumption and waste discharge. This is the threat. There is an opportunity as well.

Building Materials|Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)|Down to earth|Editor's Page|Electricity|Energy Efficiency|Green Buildings|Habitat And Urbanisation|India|Print edition|Sunita Narain|Traditional Knowledge|Blogs
Strengthening Environmental Governance

Regional Roundtable Consultation

Patiala, Punjab:  September 13, 2014

Regional Roundtable Consultation|Regulators Programme|Story
Building sense : Beyond the green facade of sustainable habitat

India is in a frenzy of construction. Buildings, townships and housing complexes are coming up at break-neck speed – and we’re still not there yet: a staggering two thirds of the buildings that will stand in India in 2030 are yet to be built!

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Building sense|Story|Special Report
CSE dispels recent myths perpetuated by Indian poultry industry on use of antibiotics in chicken
  • Reveals that poultry industry is misleading the public by saying that residues found in Indian chicken are lower than the EU standards. 

Antibiotics in Chicken|Press Release|Food safety and toxins
How smart is a smart city?

Smart is as smart does. The NDA government’s proposal to build 100 “smart” cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country like India. Smart thinking will require the government to not only copy the model cities of the already developed Western world, but also find a new measure of liveability that will work for Indian situation, where the cost of growth is unaffordable for most.

Down to earth|Editor's Page|Habitat And Urbanisation|India|Power Transmission|Subsidies|Sunita Narain|Urban Development|Urban Planning|Urban Sanitation|Urban Water Supply|Waste Management|Blogs
Building Sense: Beyond the green facade of sustainable habitat

Date: September 22-23, 2014

Venue: Jacaranda Hall in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Sustainable Buildings and Habitat|Story|Sustainable Building
Workshop - Sustainable Mini-Grid for Energy Access

Energy access in rural India has been a development priority for the government for many decades.

CSE Workshop|Renewable Energy|Story
CSE Round Table Workshop on "Our Safe Right of way: Addressing Safety and Accessibility in Indian Cities" on June 23, 2014

The road accident data from the Union Ministry of Road Transport Highways for the year 2012 shows that every hour one person is either killed or injured in road accident in Delhi.

Air Pollution|Public Transport and Mobility|Story
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