TERI in the News
Green homes: Not a costly affair31 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 Aurangabad29 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 Prabhu26 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.
Air scare1 July 2015| ECO-Earth Care Optimised
Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, Centre for Environmental Studies, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, talks to ECO in an interview about the toxic air and about ways to detoxify it. Mr Sharma also speaks about the significant factors contributing to air pollution.
TERI retains top spot amongst climate change think tanks in developing nations26 June 2015| Business Standard
TERI has retained its top position as the most influential institution in the field of climate change, economics and policy in developing nations. The absolute rankings which measure the best think tanks in absolute terms, regardless of their efficiency and hence size were announced by the International Center for Climate Governance. TERI is ranked 12th globally amongst climate change think tanks.
Noida Authority and GRIHA Council join hands to mainstream sustainable habitat20 June 2015| India Education Diary
Noida Authority and GRIHA Council with support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, Architects Association Noida Zone and CREDAI held a one-day awareness programme \'Sustainable Habitats the GRIHA way\'. GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is India\'s indigenous rating system adopted and endorsed by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy as the national rating system to assess environmental performance of buildings for our country. Key stakeholders at the programme deliberated upon the processes and mechanism to avail the GRIHA linked Floor Area Ratio (FAR) being offered by Noida and Greater Noida towards design and construction of environment-friendly buildings in the region.
Inventory planning is important to reduce waste generation, say experts19 June 2015| The Times of India
Scientists from TERI conducted a workshop in association with the Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries & Agriculture (MASSIA) for the entrepreneurs at Waluj MIDC giving guidelines on techniques for minimization of waste generation, by reducing the quantity of water and resources. With an aim to introduce technology to reduce waste generation and improve resource efficiency in industries, a project -- ACID LOOP -- has been in operation since four years (2012-2016) partially funded by the European Union, under the SWITCH Asia Programme to promote sustainable consumption and production in Asia. This project is being implemented by a consortium of seven organisations and is being coordinated by TERI. Nearly, 100 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Chandigarh-Mohali, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Aurangabad, Pune and Chennai are participating in this project.
TERI survey finds sewerage a threat to Krishna river6 June 2015| The Hindu
An environmental survey conducted by TERI has brought to light the poor quality of Krishna water and the environs. According the survey reports, as many as ninety-nine per cent of respondents, who were interviewed, agreed that sewerage was a threat to the river, while 86 per cent felt that sewage water should be treated properly before it is discharged into the river. More than 90 per cent of respondents said there was an increase in the quantity of industrial waste being dumped into the river last year, while 53 per cent affirmed that effluents were being dumped in accordance with government norms. Vijayawada was one of the seven river-front cities in the country covered by the survey conducted by the TERI. The other cities are New Delhi, Varanasi, Cuttack, Surat, Jabalpur and Dibrugarh.
Soon, discarded coconut shells may light up streetlamps in Navi Mumbai5 June 2015| The Times of India
The Navi Mumbai civic body along with TERI will soon set up a bio-electricity plant to power streetlights in the city. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation said that the plant will be set up on a \"scientific landfill site\" in Turbhe. The plant will be built on the landfill, which measure 6.5 acres. The biomass gasifier plant will use coconut shell as raw material.
Water quality of river Ganga has an impact on human health: TERI3 June 2015| The Times of India
A survey report of TERI says that 80 per cent Varanasi respondent feel that water quality of river Ganga has an impact on their health. TERI Environmental Survey 2015 aims to gauge the perception, awareness, opinion and behavior of people towards environment in seven Indian cities including Varanasi. The survey conducted from December 2014 to February 2015 covered seven river cities including Delhi on River Yamuna, Varanasi on River Ganga, Cuttack on River Mahanadi, Surat on River Tapti, Jabalpur on River Narmada, Vijayawada on River Krishna, Dibrugarh on River Brahmaputra. The survey had three focus areas - overall environment, health and environment, and environment in river cities.