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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.

Greening our Buildings: What is the Government Doing?

There is little doubt that the urbanization in India would continue to grow, as would be the growth of buildings and construction sector.

What you can do to make your building a 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?

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For a green house

After Pune, which is reaping the benefits of an eco-housing scheme launched last year, Mumbai now can do the same. The decks stand cleared for the launch of an eco-housing scheme in Mumbai, which offers financial incentives to both builders and consumers.

Prepared by Pune-based Science and Technology Park and recently adopted by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (mcgm), the scheme will certify green residential complexes, both new constructions and retrofitted buildings.

Green CSE

At CSE, the function of buildings is primarily designed for in-house scientific and environmental research and publications on issues pertaining to the environment and development of national and international significance. The Organization is also very proactive in implementing one of the first renewable energy initiatives of 10 kWp Solar Photovoltaic at site-level to generate awareness in Low Carbon and Sustainable Technologies that is evident in its core objective too.

CSE Building Water Audit

In 2010 CSE undertook a water audit for its office building, essentially aimed at further improving water efficiency and conserving every drop of water wherever possible.

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