TERI in the News

8 record(s) found in 'September 2011'

  • Goa to soon go the green way with three buildings

    29 September 2011| The Times of India

    The government of Goa will soon construct its first three 'green buildings' -Directorate of statistics, planning and evaluation at Porvorim; Goa Bhavan at Vashi, Mumbai and department of information technology at Altinho. While all three constructions are at the design and planning stage only, the Yojana Bhavan at Porvorim is in the process of getting its permissions approved by the town and country planning department.

  • UN tells Asian-Pacific countries to go 'green'

    27 September 2011| The Pioneer

    A new United Nations report has called on countries in Asia and the Pacific to embark on a 'green' industrial revolution that provides food, housing, mobility, energy and water with only about 20 per cent of the per capita resource use and emissions found in current systems. For, the per capita resource consumption of 'materials' - construction minerals and fuels - in the region, needs to be around 80 per cent less than today if sustainable development is to be achieved. The report has been prepared by the UN Environment Programme, TERI, CSIRO (Australia), IGES Japan and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • Realtors focus on green themes

    26 September 2011| Business Standard

    Green housing is no more just another catchy phrase among property developers and builders to lure buyers. It has gone on to become a key component for some of the players in the field. More and more builders are now focusing on the long-term benefits of energy-efficient buildings and taking help of architects for their construction. HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) and TERI recently signed an MoU to develop designs and build capacity in the sector of energy efficiency.

  • Build it green

    24 September 2011| Business Standard

    Encouraged by the government, sustainable architecture has become the latest fad in Singapore. For a country that sits on a mere 710 square kilometres of land, Singapore has the unenviable challenge of balancing economic growth with increasing demands on its environment. But in making its urban areas more sustainable, the city-state is doing what it is very good at: setting ambitious targets, involving a wide section of stakeholders and putting in place government incentives. By 2030, Singapore's government wants 80 per cent of all buildings to be "Green Mark" certified, a benchmarking scheme that incorporates best practices in environmental design and performance, similar to India's GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) rating system or the United States’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. And while the sustainability drive has its usual suspects - business parks, malls and other commercial properties - there are some atypical projects that underline the exceptional change underway in Singapore.

  • TERI and HUDCO plan green buildings

    14 September 2011| The Times of India

    HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd) will soon construct only energy efficient buildings that will have a minimum of a three-star rating. The government agency has tied up with TERI to develop designs and build capacity in the sector of energy efficiency. In the near future, three buildings in the National Capital Region, including two in Noida, will be constructed on this principle.

  • South Asia needs to build energy cooperation, says expert

    7 September 2011| One World South Asia

    Energy policy specialist Dr Charles K. Ebinger spoke on the inner workings of South Asia’s energy sector and its future prospects at the launch of his latest book, Energy and Security in South Asia: Cooperation or Conflict? The event was organized by TERI and the Brookings Institution.

  • Pachauri asks students to be aware of eco-issues

    4 September 2011| Assam Tribune

    Dr RK Pachauri, Director General, TERI, called upon the student community to be aware of the ever-increasing disturbance of the global environmental equilibrium due to natural and anthropogenic causes and help check the man-made factors through judicious use of resources. Dr Pachauri, who delivered the keynote address at the formal launching of the Department of Biotechnology's Natural Resource Awareness (DNA) Club for mentoring schools of the North-east at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, said that while one could not prevent or interfere with the natural causes, there was always scope for reducing the manmade factors by opting for a judicious and sustainable use of the resources available.

  • TERI to launch DNA Club mentoring schools

    2 September 2011| The Assam Tribune

    TERI, which in collaboration with eight partner institutes in the North-east initiated a countrywide programme, 'DNA (DBT's Natural Resource Awareness) Clubs' for sensitization of the student community on the importance of bio-resources, their conservation and career opportunities in the scientific arena, will formally launch the 'DNA Clubs: DBT-TERI mentoring schools of North-east' at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.