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May 22, 2015
MUMBAI: Over three billion sq ft area of green building projects has been registered so far by Indian Green Building Council
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Apr 23, 2015
KOLKATA: The state government has decided to install rooftop solar panels in as many government buildings
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Mar 17, 2015
Hyderabad: The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has signed an MOU with CREDAI to increase the green building footprint in India
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Mar 05, 2015
Kolhapur> Eco house constructed with nothing but plastic bottles, fly ash bricks and beer bottles
NMMC-plans-green-workshop-on-old-building-makeover
Feb 18, 2015
Navi Mumbai: One-day brainstorming workshop on February 24 to discuss how old and dangerous structures can be redeveloped as green buildings
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Feb 17, 2015
New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority saw approval of chapters on environment and transport in Master Plan 2021
Energy-gulping Karnataka govt buildings spark worry
Dec 29, 2014
BENGALURU: While green buildings are the new mantra, our high-security government buildings appear to be the worst offenders, gulping thousands of watts of energy
Delhi Development Authority to have incentive policy for green buildings soon
Oct 30, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority is drafting a policy on financial and non-financial initiatives to promote green buildings in the national capital
CII body's green-building ratings misleading, not up to government standards: CSE
Sep 30, 2014
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)questioned the voluntary building rating system Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) developed by the US Green Building Council
Draft Proposal to Make Delhi Buildings 'Green'
Sep 18, 2014
The developers in the national capital will henceforth be required to ensure the setting up of ground water recharge system through rain water harvesting, recycling waste water, sewage treatment plant and solar heating systems in buildings constructed on plots measuring 3,000 sq m or more, according to the guidelines for ‘green’ buildings proposed in Master Plan of Delhi-2021
Green houses may soon get incentives
Sep 17, 2014
Green buildings in Delhi can soon expect incentives for incorporating eco-friendly design features
Singapore firms offer green buildings for Vijayawada
Sep 08, 2014
With the Andhra Pradesh government announcing its capital city, all eyes are now on the Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali and Mangalagiri (VGTM) region. Singapore builders are thronging the area to forge tie-ups with local firms to erect pre-cast green buildings for fast-paced development
Mid-income housings go green
Aug 25, 2014
The green building movement is set to get a fillip in Kolkata with at least two real estate companies in the affordable housing space committing that all its projects will conform to the green norms
Six documents to check when booking a flat
May 01, 2014
MUMBAI: When comparing properties we usually look at location, price and possession date. These are no doubt important parameters for short-listing, however there are many more important things to check before you finalize a deal.
Survey on green real estate sector 2014
Mar 06, 2014
MUMBAI : While construction processes are increasingly adopting environmental improvements, waste minimisation practices and resource inputs, are getting less attention. One of the key objectives of the national mission on sustainable habitat, released by the Indian prime minister in 2008, was to extend the energy conservation building code to new and large buildings, to ensure energy efficiency in a significant way. There is an array of challenges and barriers ailing the green real estate secto
High cost deterring developers from going for green projects
Feb 08, 2014
MUMBAI: Developers are reluctant to implement the green norms on account of cost issues, which is impacting growth of green real estate sector, a survey said.
Green revolution of a concrete kind
Dec 28, 2013
CHENNAI: Chennai is seeing a spurt in development of green building spaces – commercial and residential space – earning it the qualification to be called a green city. Increasingly homes and offices are seeing the benefit of sustainable construction techniques and operation and maintenance of built-up space.
Gera Developments to venture in Bangalore real estate market
Oct 31, 2013
PANAJI: Pune-based Gera Developments will have their footprints outside western India for the first time next year, with the development of a residential property in Bangalore.
Govt to finalise draft policy on incentives for green buildings
Oct 28, 2013
CHENNAI: The Centre was finalising a draft policy on non-financial incentives to promote green buildings, a top official of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation said here today.
Growing spaces into green towns
Oct 27, 2013
MUMBAI: As electricity bills soar and water scarcity looms every summer, it would be obvious that living in a building that enables its occupants to conserve water and power makes sense. Imagine living in a community or town geared towards conserving natural resources. Where public spaces are available for people to socialise and children to play, the roads are pedestrian-friendly and the work spot is within walking distance.
National building code with green norms will be ready by March
Oct 19, 2013
MUMBAI: The country will have a fine-tuned National Building Code by March next year. This addendum to the original building code will incorporate green building norms among other aspects, according to Prem Chand Jain, Chairman of Indian Green Building Council.
Green Building Congress to take up issues relating to futuristic cities, habitats
Oct 03, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Indian Green Building Council will host a four–day international conference on ‘Futuristic green habitats and technologies’ at Chennai Trade Centre during October 24-26.
Kochi Metro green drive
Oct 03, 2013
KOCHI: The Indian Green Building Council along with Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) will conduct Kochi Metro Greenathon, a green building programme in association with various organisations in and around Kochi.
Tata Housing forays in Odisha with Ariana
Mar 13, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: Real estate major Tata Housing Development Company today announced the launch of Ariana, Bhubaneswar's first integrated residential complex at Shankarpur.
Let green buildings save costs for buyers too
Sep 29, 2012
Go Green to reduce your carbon footprint.’ With the movement fast catching on, how can real estate be behind? Enter green buildings, which aim at fostering a lifestyle that wean us away from our wasteful ways. Even as the concept is fast catching on, one of the primary reasons why such structures are the future of the urban habitat is due to the savings on construction costs, which benefits both

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