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Sustainable Building

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.


Solar Kitchen, Auroville

Architecture by: Suhasini Ayer

Auroville Visitors Centre

Architecture by: Suhasini Ayer / Satprem Maini

Samode Safari Lodge

Architecture by: Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates

Realization Community

Architecture by: Auroville Earth Institute

Pearl Academy of Fashion

Architecture by: Morphogenesis
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