TERI in the News

3 record(s) found in 'August 2015'

  • Green homes: Not a costly affair

    31 August 2015| The Hindu

    H-1456 in South Delhi's Chittaranjan Park is the first green house in the country with a five star SVAGRIHA rating. Named 'Green One', the building is the country's first five star Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) for an individual house launched by TERI. The material used to build the house was sourced locally and is recycled, such as fly-ash bricks. Lighter weight autoclaved aerated concrete bricks were used to build the outer walls. The house was built keeping in mind optimum use of daylight to cut energy costs while the glass panels retain the solar heat, while bringing in the light. Rainwater is stored and waste-water is recycled for non-potable uses. The house also has a compost system for kitchen waste.

  • Experts from TERI urge entrepreneurs to control toxic material discharge in Aurangabad

    29 August 2015| The Economic Times

    Around 40-50 industries in Waluj, Aurangabad, deal in electroplating business and the main concern of the particular industry is to control toxic material discharged by the industry. Though this industry is useful from economic point of view but this industry produces hazardous electroplating waste and is one of the major contributors to heavy metal pollution in surface waters. So there is a need to control pollutants present in the waste produced by the process of electroplating through various methodologies and technologies for waste minimization, said eminent scientists from TERI at a workshop conducted in association with Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries & Agriculture for the entrepreneurs at Waluj MIDC, recently.

  • Railways can be solar power leader: Suresh Prabhu

    26 August 2015| The Indian Express

    Indian Railways, the biggest single user of energy, can become the biggest producer of solar power in the country, according to Railway Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu, who unveiled plans to set up solar power plants on its land under PPP model. He was speaking at the launch of India GHG Program at India Business and Climate Summit 2015. The India GHG Program led by WRI India, TERI and CII \"is an industry-led voluntary framework to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions,\" according to its website. The tools launched by the India GHG Program will ensure consistent and accountable measurement of emissions.