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Sustainable buildings, lifestyle and resource use
Our personal choices about the level of comfort we want and the means of getting that comfort decides sustainability of our lifestyle. Our small decisions on -- how do we light and air condition our home, offices and shops, use water, dispose waste define livability.

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Conference: “Waste to resource: Addressing construction and demolition waste in cities”

Date: December 23, 2013

While construction necessitates enormous amount of construction material that accounts for about half of all materials used, it is also responsible for generating about half of the solid waste that degrades the land and environment. Given the fact that 70 per cent of the buildings that will stand in India in 2030 are yet to be built, this environmental cost will only compound with the anticipated construction boom unless immediate steps are taken to recycle and reuse construction waste and turn it  into a resource.

Sustainable Buildings for Sustainable Cities: Policies and Practices 6 -8 August 2013

The Sustainable Buildings programme of CSE organized a 3 day training programme titled  ‘Sustainable Buildings for Sustainable Cities: Policies and Practices’ for the engineers and architects of CPWD – Ghaziabad. It was attended by 25 participants belonging to varied professionals fields such as civil engineering, architecture and electrical engineering. The course was conducted from 6th -8th August at the Anil Aggarwal Green College.

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Down To Earth

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Use of glass in construction has become a fad. But it is not the right choice for Indian climate

Use of glass in construction has become a fad. But it is not the right choice for Indian climate

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What’s good insulation?

Many architects use imported, expensive and environmentally inappropriate material

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Keep it flowing: Tour of a house that thrives on air circulation, saves energy cost

Tour of a house that thrives on air circulation, saves energy cost

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