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Sustainable Building


Campus for Agilent Technologies

 
Architecture by: Sanjay Prakash & Associates (now SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures)
 

Deepak Godhi and Associates

 
Architecture by: Deepak Godhi. R
 

Green Sense Survey Findings

Vikas Community

 
Architecture by: Satprem Maïni
 

Corporate Office for India Glycols, Noida

The office design for the corporate office for India Glycols embodies the issues concerning the workplace today, and explores the paradigm of the office space as a social activity.  Sited in a non-contextual suburban area of Delhi, the setting, led to the development of an introverted scheme that would address environmental and socio-economic issues from first principles.

Latest report of the Centre for Science and Environment ‘Buildings: Earthscrapers: Environment Impact Assessment of Buildings’

Our homes, offices, shops are the end users of energy, water and materials that influence the resource footprint of cities. Buildings cannot be treated as a low impact sector any more. While individually they aggravate local pollution and resource impacts,cumulatively they are a heavy draw on key resources in the country. Buildings must be managed well to cut their gregarious resource use and wastes.

Conspiracy of Silence

Information shared by MoEF under RTI is minimal and partial. Further it took MoEF far more than a month to respond to the two RTIs filed by CSE. It makes mockery of the appraisal process as evident in the wide gap between information sought by us and the amount of information shared by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF- GoI). This opaqueness must go if cities have to demonstrate their progress towards sustainability.

Keep watching this space for more such revelations!

Green Building Projects

All buildings use resources such as land, water, energy, materials and time to fulfill the functional needs of a space over an extended period of time and leave impacts on the environment. As such, there can be no buildings without environmental impact. However, buildings can be designed to keep the impact of buildings within the carrying capacity of the local environment.

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