TERI in the News

18 record(s) found in 'January 2010'

  • ET Awards: A reward for those who dare to dream and achieve

    12 January 2010| The Economic Times

    TERI, The Corporate Citizen of the Year at the ET Awards, is in the forefront of the war against global warming. It has presence in every continent and works towards providing solutions to policymakers and companies alike. "We are functioning not only at the level of providing policy analysis, but also in villages to bring about a major transformation technologically," said TERI's Director-General Dr R K Pachauri, while receiving the award.

  • The other side of R K Pachauri

    11 January 2010| The Pioneer

    Dr R K Pachauri, Director-general of TERI, recently revealed that he is also a man of literature, an unknown facet of his life that was revealed recently through his book “Return to Almora”. The storyline of “Return to Almora” hides behind it a deep philosophy that professes the sheer power of meditation and how that one act can raise a human being to the most sublime levels. It propounds a deep respect for one’s physical surroundings as also to have a great regard for Nature’s beautiful gifts. The novel weaves together an intriguing tale of love, passion, reincarnation and spirituality.

  • Green rating must for government buildings

    7 January 2010| The Pioneer

    In a landmark decision, the Union government has made it mandatory for all new buildings of the public sector undertakings and the government to seek new green rating norms in an effort to ensure energy efficiency and tackle climate change threats. The decision was taken to ensure that buildings are environment-friendly and aimed to achieve high energy utilization, the Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah said at GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) function. The minister said buildings would have to comply with the requirement of at least 3-star rating under the GRIHA scheme. Efforts would be, however, made for higher rating by such buildings subject to the site condition, as western rating systems were not suited for Indian climate.

  • Green rating must for government buildings

    5 January 2010| The Hindu

    In a landmark decision, the Union government has made it mandatory for all new buildings of the public sector undertakings and the government to seek new green rating norms in an effort to ensure energy efficiency and tackle climate change threats. Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah, at the GRIHA's National Conference on Green Buildings, said the buildings would have to comply with the requirement of at least 3-star rating under the GRIHA scheme. Efforts would be, however, made for higher rating by such buildings subject to the site condition, as western rating systems were not suited for Indian climate. Under the GRIHA scheme, buildings would be rated by technical expertise from TERI.

  • GRIHA organizes its first National Conference and Exhibition on Green Building

    4 January 2010| Express India

    The sustainability of our building industry is crucial to the economic, social and human development of our country. The annual growth rate of our construction industry is far higher than the global average. Further, it contributes significantly to our GDP (5 - 10%). Direct employment generated is second only to agriculture; with indirect employment generation in ancillary industries, as high as 5-10%. Recognizing its relevance, GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Secretariat, with the help of TERI and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy organized the first GRIHA National Conference. More than 70% of the infrastructure needed for a developed India is yet to be built and that gives great opportunity to build green. The scale and pace of construction in India is unparalleled and at this scale, cost of green building materials, renewable energy systems and design services can all be brought down for everyone’s benefit. Green Rating systems for buildings emerged in various countries to strike a balance between development and environment preservation. India has maintained this balance for centuries and can fallback on its architectural heritage and traditional wisdom to maintain this balance. Green Ratings can help sustain it by combining time-tested wisdom with scientifically rigorous validation procedures.

  • Showing the path to green development

    2 January 2010| The Economic Times

    TERI is the winner of the Economic Times Award for Corporate Excellence in the category Corporate Citizen. The institute started with an idea that struck Mr Darbari Seth, chairman of Tata Chemicals. TERI was established as the Tata Energy Research Institute in Delhi in 1974. In 35 years, TERI has established itself as a leading global think-tank on all issues related to sustainable development and acquired a new name The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Dr R K Pachauri, its Director-General, is the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel peace prize with former US vice-president Mr Al Gore. TERI was established with a mission to find solutions to serious environmental and developmental problems. The scope of its activities is vast and its innovate solutions cover, among others, rural energy, forest conservation, urban transportation, energy efficiency and global climate change.

  • Letter to the Editor of Sunday Telegraph

    1 January 2010| TERI

  • TERI and BMTPC Organize a Conference on "Preparing for an Urban Future: Resilience, Sustainability and Leadership"

    1 January 2010| Andhra news

    Taking a holistic approach towards examining cities as sustainable habitats and highlighting the need to integrate environmentally sustainable construction practices, technologies and principles at multiple levels and amongst several stakeholders, TERI in consonance with BMTPC (Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council) organized a conference on "Preparing for an Urban Future: Resilience, Sustainability and Leadership".

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