TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'November 2007'

  • Climate change in Bangladesh: Global support needed to adaptation plan

    8 November 2007| The New Nation

    Bangladesh, which is continuously hit by floods, cyclones and sea-level rise, has become an emblem in facing adverse climatic behaviour. Dr Rajendra K Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that won Nobel Peace Prize this year with former US Vice-President Al Gore, said, 'Bangladesh needs innovation in agriculture and fisheries to ensure food security for its people in the face of increasing adverse impact caused by climate change.'

  • National rating system planned for energy-friendly buildings

    5 November 2007| The Hindu

    Seeking to set in place a rating system for upcoming buildings in the country, the government is soon to come up with a national rating system for green buildings, GRIHA. A memorandum of understanding has been entered into with the TERI to develop and operationalise this system. This concept has been conceived and developed with the vision of mainstreaming the sustainable habitat.

  • New rating for 'green' buildings developed

    5 November 2007| The Asian Age

    Union new and renewable energy minister Mr Vilas Muttemwar said the government aimed to reduce the consumption of conventional power and to supplement energy supply through renewable energy, particularly in urban areas. Recently, the memorandum of understanding was signed between the Union new and renewable energy ministry and TERI on national rating system for green buildings. A national rating system, GRIHA, has been developed, which is suitable for all types of buildings in different climatic zones of the country.

  • Sops likely for energy-efficient buildings

    1 November 2007| The Hindu Business Line

    The Union Government is looking at offering tax sops to developers of energy-efficient buildings, based on a "green" rating mechanism to be developed along with TERI. TERI’s Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (Griha) is a voluntary scheme that will evaluate the environmental performance of a building over its entire life cycle. The mechanism is based on inputs from the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) being implemented by the Government

  • Rating system for green buildings soon

    1 November 2007| The Tribune

    India will soon have its very own green rating system for households and commercial malls to encourage builders to plan in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way and ensure less greenhouse gas emissions. Under GRIHA, the national rating system for green buildings that will soon be operationalised in the country, all new buildings that use less energy will be given encouragement and those consuming more energy than required may have to pay some penalty. The ministry of new and renewable energy and TERI will ink an MoU for development and operationalisation of this system. The rating will also have a financial mechanism attached to it. Sops for households may include incentives in the form of subsidy. TERI officials say that the system also proposes that if a person buys or renovates his house as per the GRIHA guidelines, he may have to pay less house tax. Builders of the malls may be encouraged to go green with incentives in the form of big money, for example a builder may have to pay less for the land.

  • Pachauri: We can save energy in construction

    1 November 2007| The Tribune

    Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri has urged the industry to get involved in the mission to arrest global warming and achieve zero net energy use in buildings. Pachauri said there was a great potential in the country to save energy in the construction sector as commercial and residential buildings accounted for more than 30 per cent of the country's total electricity usage. Making opening remarks at the 'Energy efficiency in building forum' (EEB), organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and TERI, Dr Pachauri said in this scenario, the introduction of energy-efficient building design concept had become critical for achieving collective objectives of energy security and environmental protection, which in turn can ensure economic and social development.