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Solar energy system must for special buildings in cities, towns

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 15, 2016

Planning approvals for special buildings (ground plus four floors) and multi-storeyed buildings (above four floors) will be issued by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and the...

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Zodiac Clothing Company gets GOLD Certification

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 28, 2015

Zodiac Clothing Company Ltd. (ZCCL), an iconic name in menswear apparel and accessories from India for the last 61 years, has renovated its corporate office building which has won them the GOLD Certificate in LEED Certifications and acts as an extension of the identity of...

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2% incentive for New Town green buildings in Kolkata

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 9, 2015

The New Town Kol kata Development Authority (NKDA) is encouraging buil ders to build more green buil dings in Rajarhat, New Town.

The authorities recently gave green signal to the deci sion of 2% reduction in the building plan sanction fee for developers who would be...

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climate COP21 Buildings Day commitment from USGBC

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2015

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million sq m) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems.

USGBC’s commitment was made at...

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India needs to create green buildings, says expert

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2015

There is an urgent need for India to make energy efficient buildings by jumping to the latest technology, creating awareness among people and teaching building physics to next generation architects, says an expert in energy simulation.

There is also a need for...

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Green Building Demand Doubles Every Three Years

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 26, 2015

According to a recent report, soon to be released by Dodge Data & Analytics, green building continues to double every three years, with...

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Green building market to grow at CAGR of 13.21% 2014-2019

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 26, 2015

Global green building market witnessed a healthy growth of 12.81 percent in 2014, says a new report from TechNavio.

Green building materials are manufactured using recycled waste materials from construction sites.

Many construction companies have started...

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Railway stations to go green, star-rating system being developed by IGBC

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 1, 2015

Now Railway Stations in India will go green. In the next six months, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) will be coming up with a star-rating system for 400 railway stations that have been identified to be redeveloped by the Modi-government.

“We are working with...

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Chilling truth: Your fridge, AC are heating up the planet

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 24, 2014

The rise in incomes in India has nearly doubled the number of domestic refrigerators and air-conditioners in the country since 2000. This, in turn, has meant India has become one of the top producers of greenhouses gases in the world, along with the US and China.

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Schneider Electric India launches energy-saving Smart Panels for Buildings

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2014

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, launched the Smart Panel concept to ensure sustainable energy savings in buildings. Smart Panel is a simple to deploy plug and play solution contributing towards addressing the urgent need to curb energy costs...

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