TERI in the News

10 record(s) found in 'June 2012'

  • Low-cost housing on GDA agenda

    27 June 2012| The Times of India

    With the land row in Gautam Budh Nagar putting affordable housing in Noida Extension on the backburner, Ghaziabad Development Authority has now decided to come to the aid of homebuyers and has made plans to construct low priced houses. Also, the authority has gone eco-friendly and is paying special emphasis on green buildings. Buildings that receive a '3-star' or 'gold' rating from TERI for energy saving will be allowed an extra 5% FAR.

  • New study throws light on varying temperature within Indian cities

    26 June 2012| Mint

    Scientists at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi have completed a study showing that a significant 70% of the differences in temperature across Delhi can be explained by the varying density of population in the city's boroughs. According to Dr P K Joshi, a professor at the department of natural resources in TERI University, heat island effects were accentuated by the kind of urban planning a city adopted. More buildings and wider roads trap heat and stimulate greater heating.

  • India: Kerala begins work on green buildings

    23 June 2012| The Hindu Business Line

    The Kerala State Housing Board is set to launch limited scale commercial ventures to build 60 environment-friendly apartments in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The Board has applied for GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), the national rating system for green buildings developed by TERI and the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. Though greenhouses cost up to 10 per cent more than conventional ones, they provide long-term benefits such as energy and water savings.

  • Round-the-clock water supply will cut wastage: official

    23 June 2012| The Hindu

    At a time when activists are opposed to the introduction of water privatization enabling 24x7 supply in Gulbarga, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum and Mangalore, experts at a panel discussion held in Bangalore exuded confidence that round-the-clock supply would help reduce wastage. The panel discussion was organized by TERI.

  • Pachauri conferred with Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle

    19 June 2012| Business Standard

    Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI, has been conferred with the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos. The award was presented to Dr Pachauri by Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the closing ceremony of a seminar on "Innovative Thinking for Global Challenges: Constructing the G-20 Agenda for the future", TERI said in a statement.

  • Climate change adversely affecting agriculture

    18 June 2012| The Times of India

    Climate change, the greatest global challenge, is already a reality for the farmers of Rajasthan. It is increasing the pressure on already scarce resources and if proper measures are not taken, migration towards the cities will soon reach new heights. According to the Rajasthan State Action Plan on Climate Change report by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board prepared with the help of a multi-disciplinary team of experts from TERI with support from GIZ says, 'enough is already known to start action'.

  • Understanding link between biodiversity and economy would help us make a green state

    9 June 2012| The Economic Times

    Green buildings have captured the imagination of people, but understanding the linkages between biodiversity and economy would help us move towards a green state. Green building, also termed as sustainable building, refers to a building created by using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life cycle. This requires close cooperation of various stakeholders involved in the creation of a green building comprising of the design team, the architects, the engineers and the client, at all stages of a project. In India, there are mainly two rating systems for green buildings, namely GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), and LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). GRIHA has been conceived by TERI and developed jointly with MNRE, Government of India.

  • Environment quality in NCR has worsened: TERI survey

    6 June 2012| The Hindu Business Line

    A large number of people residing in the National Capital Region (NCR) feel that the quality of the environment around them has worsened, especially air, water and green cover. An online survey by TERI, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, said a majority of the respondents blamed the attitude of people as the most important reason for littering in public spaces. Despite the use of compressed natural gas for public transport in the region, 59 per cent respondents under the age of 34 found the air quality to have worsened, whereas more than 47 per cent of those above 35 years believed that air quality had improved.

  • Water biggest worry for Delhiites

    6 June 2012| The Times of India

    Going by a survey carried out by TERI, Delhiites are highly conscious of their environment and feel that problems related to pollution have increased in the city. While tree plantation is considered to be a major step in reducing pollution, about 80% residents said that they look at energy efficiency labels on electronic goods before purchasing them.

  • TERI organizes a brainstorming session commemorating the birth anniversary of Late Dr B P Pal

    2 June 2012| India Education Diary

    TERI organized a Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Agriculture Practices to Meet Challenges in Indian Agriculture today commemorating the birth anniversary of the Late Dr B P Pal, revered for his outstanding contributions in the field of agricultural and horticultural research. Issues related to Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Integration of New Technologies for augmenting food production formed the subject matter of discussions.