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India sees a boom in green projects

India has become a hotbed of start-ups that are introducing innovations for a green and sustainable future

India, is making rapid progress in the growth of clean and green projects, a fact now recognised worldwide. It has a host of promising entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the industry by launching several green projects…Read More

Retrofit buildings to reduce carbon footprint

As India stands at the cusp of a building boom, retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient would go a long way to curb carbon emissions

It is estimated that two-thirds of the commercial and high-rise residential buildings that India will require in 2030 are yet to be built. With the emerging economy being at the beginning…Read more

Make green building code mandatory

For effective implementation of the revised Energy Conservation Building Code, the government needs to review municipalities and their capacities, and identify cities with growing construction activity

A new version of India’s building code for energy efficiency has been launched. Besides increasing the efficiency norms, the code has new features such as mandatory use of renewable energy…Read More

A chance to make efficient buildings

Using energy efficiently in residential and commercial buildings is crucial to India’s climate change mitigation strategy and global climate commitments

Buildings in India are silent power guzzlers. Residential and commercial buildings consumed 32% of the country’s total electricity in 2016, official data show. As our cities grow, demand for energy in buildings is sure to surge…Read More