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CSE welcomes draft Delhi Solar Policy, says this is a step in the right direction

  • CSE welcomes Delhi government’s draft solar policy which makes installation of solar panels on government-owned, commercial and residential buildings mandatory.

BUILDING BETTER: Certificate Course for Sustainable Building Practices and Policies

April 15-17, 2015.

CSE organised a training programme on ‘Sustainable building policies and practices’ exclusively for the CPWD officers from different technical backgrounds. The three day programme aimed to deepen the understanding of existing policies, their potential and constraints in promoting efficient use of resources and minimizing waste in public buildings.  The programme explored the scope of harmonizing the policy-driven and market-driven approaches to accelerate the adoption of resource-efficient practices in buildings. 

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Green building rating body misleading everyone, says CSE

Why is CII Godrej Green Business Centre, umbrella body for Indian Green Building Council, which was until recently responsible for LEED rating of buildings denying that several LEED rated IT buildings and office buildings are failing to meet the official benchmark for energy performance and misleading all by casting doubt on CSE analysis?

CSE warns against green buildings becoming ‘green wash’ with no real benefits. Demands stringent rules for design and monitoring of buildings

  • CSE review exposes the shocking fact that several green rated buildings are grossly underperforming and do not qualify for even one star of official star labeling programme   

Mumbai dialogue on green architecture

"Building sense: Beyond the green façade of sustainable habitat"

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Date: October 11, 2014

Green rated buildings found to be energy guzzlers, says CSE study

Several LEED-rated buildings cannot qualify even for the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s star label programme

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