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3 Day Training Programme Towards Sustainable Buildings: Policies and Practices

February  21-23, 2012

CSE orgainised a training programme 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 harmonising the policy-driven and market-driven approaches to accelerate the adoption of resource-efficient practices in buildings.

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‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings in Lucknow'

Co-organized by Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Date: December  20, 2012
Venue: Lucknow

The Centre for Science and Environment along with the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) is organizing an ‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings' in December 2012 in Lucknow. 

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Date: December  20, 2012

‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings in Punjab'

Co- organized by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Venue: Hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17-E, Chandigarh

The Centre for Science and Environment along with the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is organizing an ‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings' on 11 December 2012 in Chandigarh. 

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Date: December 11, 2012

Green rating problems

GRIHA, a rating system for green buildings developed by The Energy and Resources Institute ( TERI ), has been formalized as the first national rating system.

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Not a drop goes out

Green buildings are adroit in water and waste management

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Environment Impact Assessment for Buildings: Kid’s gloves

Hell broke lose when the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests issued the January 19 2009 draft notification of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) rules to exclude construction projects including the housing projects, commercial and retail construction that are less than 50,000 sq. mt. of built-up area from the ambit of the Environment Impact Assessment and the Environment Protection Act 1986.

What you can do to make your building green building?

Change begins in our own home – with little steps. What can each one of us do to green our homes? How can we reduce the energy and water use  of our buildings, our living? How do we know what works and how?
There are a range of products, fixtures etc. that are today extensively available for us to select and use. What is required is the right intent and knowledge.

Comments of CSE on the MoEF draft notification, issued on 19th January 2009, making certain amendments in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), draft notification S.O. 195 (E) dated 19th January 2009, proposes to make certain changes in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.

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