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Green Building Materials You Haven’t Thought Of

Environmentally conscious lifestyles have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Part of the spotlight on consumption reduction involves green building materials that not only reduce consumption but also save homeowners on energy costs. In fact, 62 percent of firms that build new single-family homes, and 54 percent of those building new multi-family homes are going green more than 15 percent of the time. By 2018, the numbers are expected to increase by more than 10 percent. Building green involves40

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3 Green Construction Challenges in Cities

Whether or not you’re a city dweller, you probably know what it means to go out and paint the town red. Maybe, if you’re a Rolling Stones fan, you want it painted black. What you may not know is that your city or town is simultaneously trying to go green. Last year, for example, 17 of the world’s largest cities launched a sustainable effort called the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, with the aim of an 80 percent reduction in overall40

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All about Green Buildings: What they are and their Benefits?

With world leaders and nations striving to conserve the ailing Mother Nature, Sustainability has become an important term. It is essential to be sustainable in all activities including construction of homes.  This brings us to the topic of green buildings. Green building refers to constructing a house with the right products and techniques, such that it ensures the health of the family and the world as a whole. What drove the development of green buildings? To start with, we spend40

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Innovative Building Materials in India: Need Sustainable Innovation

Construction and civil engineering activities have experienced a boom due to rapid improvements in procurement of building materials. However, the current scenario in the booming construction industry has posed many challenges due to some unsustainable aspects of the highly polluting and the exhaustive nature of building materials. At the same time, it has also created opportunities for innovative and unconventional resources to emerge due to the widening gap in demand and supply of building materials, as well as the need40

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India features in top ten list of LEED green Buildings

India is at the third position in the just released U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States. LEED certification is a popular green building certification that is also accepted around the world. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification system is the world’s foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. India also has a domestic GRIHA40

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TERI and ADaRSH Launch GRIHA Rating for Schools

ADaRSH in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) today launched its fifth edition of its flagship event the “GRIHA Summit” 2014. On the occasion, TERI and ADaRSH launched the GRIHA PRAKRITI (ratings for schools). It aims to help in creating a more sustainable education system by imparting environmentally ethical values among the students and the faculty. The intent is to extend learning beyond classrooms and develop responsible attitudes that result40

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First Ever BEE Five Star Label for a Shopping Mall

BEE 5 star rating is being awarded to Avani Riverside Shopping Mall, Kolkata and it will become the first ever shopping mall in the country to get a BEE 5 star label. This mall, spread over 600,000 square feet area has achieved an EPI(Average Annual Energy Performance Index) value of 185.62 kWh/sq. m/annum in comparison to the Business as Usual Shopping Mall EPI of 400 kwh/sq. mtr/ annum. For this, it implemented various energy efficiency measures like integration of day40

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Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi becomes green

The Thyagraj Stadium built during the Commonwealth Games has become the first green stadium in the country as per reports. The CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) gold rating certificate was given to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Speaking on the occasion, Dikshit said the recognition was reflection of Delhi’s leadership role in taking pioneering initiatives to comply with eco-friendly norms that would encourage other states in the country go “greener way”. “The need of the hour is to focus on40