TERI in the News
7 record(s) found in 'May 2011'
New airport to be green gateway to Chennai30 May 2011| The Times of India
If an airport marks the gateway of a city, Chennai will soon get the status of a city with Asia's greenest gateway in another couple of months. The H-shaped terminal will have a total area of more than 1,50,000 sq m. The glass-steel structure ensures lighting everywhere inside the terminal. There is no physical obstruction for light to pass through; save glass walls and water curtains. The Airports Authority of India has already applied for a Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) certification for the eco-friendly applications of the terminal.
Solar heating in industries gaining ground29 May 2011| The Hindu Business Line
From domestic companies to multi-national corporations, from industries that need to dry spices and fish to those in the automotive sector, solar heating is slowly gaining ground. Solar collectors' make sense for all heating applications where the level of temperature is not critical. Demand has been picking up in the recent years, says Dr Chidambaram Palaniappan, an academic-turned entrepreneur, whose company, Sun Best, is one of the leading producers of solar collectors in India. Substantial energy saving in drying spices and fruits could be brought about by using solar collectors. Quoting TERI, Dr Palaniappan says that as much as 17.50 lakh kilo litres of furnace oil (or equivalent fuel) is used in low temperature heating. He says a third of it could be saved by solar collectors.
World's fastest urbanization is in India21 May 2011| The Hindustan Times
Indian cities have witnessed highest growth for any urban cluster in the world, with Delhi and Mumbai topping the list, a study to be released on Monday says, while raising questions over insipid urban development. The study, using the temporal satellite data and latest census results, shows that Delhi has grown by 4.1%, Mumbai by 3.1% and Kolkata by 2%. Going by this present pace of growth, Mumbai's population is expected to cross 25 million by 2015, whereas Delhi and Kolkata will touch 16 million by then. The data indicates that the Indian cities are growing at a much faster rate than the planners are expecting," said Dr P K Joshi, the lead author of the study and faculty at TERI University.
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New projects must adopt green code, says Govt14 May 2011| Business Standard
New infrastructure projects, as also government buildings in Karnataka would have to adopt green building code henceforth, State Energy Department Additional Chief Secretary Ms Shameem Banu, , said. She said under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, the State has proposed to make it mandatory for all for all public buildings to be energy efficient Addressing the two-day Energy Symposium & Vendors Conclave – ESVC 2011, she said, the State government has undertaken to turn all state offices and buildings into energy efficient. TERI Chairman Dr A Ramachandran noting that though there was many wind mill farms and solar installations in the country, however, observed that due to lack of storage facilities were being wasted. He wanted steps to be taken to address the issue of energy storage in the country, specially renewable energy.
State to lure tourists with green vacations7 May 2011| The Hindustan Times
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and TERI will soon devise a plan to make the state's agro-tourism sector sustainable by incorporating various green infrastructure models, ranging from the use of renewable energy to harvesting rainwater. An extension of ecotourism, agricultural tourism or agro-tourism, is a holiday concept of living on an agricultural farm and experiencing rural life, including riding a bullock cart, eating farm produce or simply working in the fields alongside farmers.
Study gives green building edge7 May 2011| Afternoon Despatch & Courier
Eco-friendly homes that were considered expensive to construct at the onset owing price realities tend to recover the money in three to five years besides saving more than 52 per cent in energy bills. TERI's research has revealed that though initial civil, lighting and other costs of a partly air-conditioned green building increases the budget by an average 25 per cent, it recovers costs within five years. Modern buildings tend to deplete a range of resources such as forests, water, minerals and more while a 'green house' consumes less energy as the lighting load reduces owing to changed dimensions of windows and doors to exploit natural light and solar-based fittings. A building designed to address issues in an integrated and scientific manner is known as a green building.