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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.


Not a drop goes out

Green buildings are adroit in water and waste management


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.

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