Green Home to Fight Environmental Degradation: To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

18 Dec 2020 | Ms Pratiksha Baruah

'Buildings' are the most pronounced elements in the fabric of any city. The housing sector in India is growing at a rapid pace and contributing immensely to the growth of the economy. The simultaneous increase in the demand for homes has caused a significantly high pressure on natural resources causing ecological imbalances such as loss of resilience to fight climate change, loss of biodiversity, and pollution. In this article, Pratiksha Baruah discusses about the tangible and intangible benefits of green buildings.

जलवायु परिवर्तन: बढ़ती गर्मी में कूलिंग ऐशोआराम नहीं बल्कि एक ज़रूरत

10 Jul 2020

आने वाले वक़्त में तापमान बढ़ेगा। बढ़ती हुई गर्मी के साथ देश में कूलिंग की ज़रूरत कई गुना बढ़ जाएगी। कूलिंग की आवश्यकताओं को नियंत्रित करने के लिए हमें एनर्जी कंज़र्वेशन बिल्डिंग कोड्स और ग्रीन बिल्डिंग रेटिंग को बड़े पैमाने पर अपनाने की ज़रूरत है। "कूलिंग इंडिया" को एक अभियान की तरह आगे बढ़ाना होगा।

Let fresh air flow in: Solar Passive Architecture can make buildings resilient to Covid 19

01 May 2020

The Covid 19 pandemic conditions pose challenges for air-conditioned buildings and their occupants. One solution is to look at passive architecture office buildings that maintain indoor temperature through the right mix of fresh air and recirculation, daylighting and artificial lighting etc.

COVID-19: A strategic opportunity for sustainable development

22 Apr 2020

The sector-specific allocations for health, education, and infrastructure the Union Budget 2020-21 collectively make up only a fraction of India's GDP. Our rapidly developing economy is threatened in the wake of a new global pandemic, COVID-19.

Why Green Ratings for Buildings Matter?

18 Feb 2020

An exponential increase in the population over the past decade has led to the emergence of rapid urbanization as a key global trend of prominence and concern. It is expected that more than 40% of the Indian population will be dwelling in urban cities by 2030, and the total urban population of India is anticipated to hit the three quarters of a billion mark by 2050.

Sustainable Building Materials: Accelerating the journey towards low carbon development

14 Jan 2020

Over the next 20 years, more than half of new buildings expected to be built by 2060 will be constructed. To achieve the ambition of keeping the global warming to 2°C or below, it is necessary to address energy and emissions from buildings. It is imperative to deploy energy-efficient and low-carbon building technologies to meet the growing demand for energy services.

ग्रीन बिल्डिंग मूवमेंट - बढ़ते प्रदूषण के खिलाफ़ और पर्यावरण का दोस्त

13 Nov 2019

भारत कार्बन डाई ऑक्साइड गैस उत्सर्जन के मामले में दुनिया के अग्रणी देशों की श्रेणी में शामिल है। कार्बन डाइऑक्साइड उत्सर्जन की बढ़ती समस्या में बिल्डिंग निर्माण की भी एक बड़ी भूमिका है। एक अनुमान के अनुसार वर्ष 2025 तक भारत कंस्ट्रक्शन क्षेत्र में विश्व में तीसरे स्थान पर होगा। आज पूरी दुनिया जलवायु परिवर्तन से जुड़ी चुनौतियों का सामना कर रही है। जलवायु परिवर्तन से पैदा हुई समस्याओं से निपटने के लिए भारत के कुछ समूह ग्रीन बिल्डिंग मूवमेंट को बढ़ावा दे रहे हैं और इन मूवमेंट में से एक है- ग्रीन रेटिंग फॉर इंटीग्रेटेड हैबिटैट असेसमेंट (GRIHA)।

Data collection is key to implementing conservation measures in energy intensive sectors

18 Apr 2019 | Mr Pardeep Chauhan| | Ms Lalitya Reddy

Buildings are energy guzzlers

India is facing formidable challenges in meeting its energy needs. Domestic and commercial building sectors account for approximately one-third of total electricity consumption and these sectors are likely to consume around 37% of electricity in 2020-21. The commercial buildings sector which comprises office buildings, hotels, hospitals, educational institutes, retails malls, etc., consumes 9% of total electricity consumption in India.

Technology lever for green housing scale-up in India

22 Feb 2019

Eco-Cities India is a multi-year technical advisory programme, established under the European Union (EU) -India Cooperation on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency. A climate-change focussed initiative, the programme is structured around five cities—Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, and the Mumbai and Pune metropolitan regions.

Energy Management Controls in Cooling Plants

20 Jan 2018 | Mr Yogesh

With cooling systems accounting for maximum energy consumption, a monitoring and controlling system can help reduce costs and consumption.

In India, the building sector accounts for approximately 35% of the total energy consumption and is growing at a rate of 8% annually (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). Commercial buildings in India account for nearly 8% of the total electricity supplied by the utilities. Electricity usage in the sectors has been growing at about 11%–12% annually. Building energy consumption has seen an increase from14% in the 1970s to nearly 33% in 2004/05.