NMMC plans green workshop on old building makeover
The workshop will attempt draw a roadmap for the years ahead and will focus on reducing carbon emissions in residential neighbourhoods
Feb 18, 2015
Source : The Times of India


Navi Mumbai: The civic body will host a one-day brainstorming workshop on February 24 to discuss how old and dangerous structures can be redeveloped as green buildings. 

This meeting will be a part of the eco-city initiative. NMMC commissioner, D T Waghmare, visited Gurgaon recently to study the innovative methods developed by TERI on hilly areas to arrest the carbon footprint. 

"Experts will discuss norms that can be incorporated when developing green buildings," Waghmare said. 

The workshop will attempt draw a roadmap for the years ahead and will focus on reducing carbon emissions in residential neighbourhoods. This, however, would mean that some housing projects, which are being considered for redevelopment, would need serious thought over design and may be asked to optimize the use of natural resources. 

Carbon emission in the NMMC area last year was around 2.51 tons, according to the annual green report. 

Almost 70% of the city's carbon footprint is due to electricity consumption, followed by 26% from petroleum products and 4% from GHG emissions. The industrial belt, however, could be a worry for officials as it contributes 43% of total emission. NMMC will have to consider lowering those as well. 

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