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Eco design sustainable buildings for a new India

Most of today's architectural expressions demonstrate human dominance over nature. That 'The design process should leave a minimum footprint of man-made constructions on the environment' is the philosophy that TERI abides by. This article focuses on some basic measures advocating sustainability for new built structures.

Shelter is a basic human need. Buildings and habitats are designed and constructed to fulfil this. Since the industrial revolution, the world has witnessed incalculable technological achievements, economic and population growth, and ever increasing use of natural resources. Increased urbanisation, seen today, is a result of this overall growth. The green cover, and ground water resources have been forced to give way to these rapidly developing urban structures.

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