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Real Estate is the 2nd largest item on the expense sheet of most organisations, right after labor. Workplace designs are therefore being rethought, reconfigured, and rebuilt to greater advantage and profitability. Smart companies and corporate real estate decision makers who understand the implications for their portfolio, workforce, and bottom line are planning workspace needs tactically […]

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Observing the history of architecture closely, one realizes that Ancient Greek and Roman builders, Renaissance and Enlightenment architects, and architects of the Modern movement understood and practiced the usage of locally available materials, using natural light thereby making the building self sufficient, long before energy was an issue and long before anyone used the word […]

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One of the most obvious considerations would be landscaping a green development. However, as Anirban from iDream points out “a few considerations at the landscape design stage would make a project greener than the average green”. One should try to use native or adapted trees and plants on the roof. This type of greenery absorbs […]

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Unplug! Just keeping your cell phone, TV, and DVD players plugged in wastes 5 percent of all the energy you use each year. Replace those traditional incandescent bulbs if you haven’t already, or, consider LED lighting as well … an even greener lighting option. In terms of energy efficiency, microwaves are better than toaster ovens; […]

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Over time a certified Green Building can turn brown if it is not maintained properly. A green building is certified green as it incorporates several Green features. Such buildings usually ensure reduction in operating costs on energy and water, besides several intangible benefits such as extending the life span of natural resources, providing human comfort, […]

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As a urban planner with concious heart toward sustainability I always try to find its core idea that leads to the path towards sustainable development. Is it the need of the hour due to environment degradation? Is it the recent fad? what makes our fraternity more concious about this thing? As a planner I tried […]

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Sustainable community issues include issues of health, education, welfare, economy, environment, transportation, public safety… in short, all the different parts that, together, make up a community. Together, with all our diverse needs and desires, we all make up communities. A sustainable community doesn’t mean utopia. It doesn’t mean that bad things never happen. There will […]

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Traditional architecture is the most widespread form of building in India since many years, constructed through traditional building methods by local builders without using the services of a professional architect. Due to western influence, architects are slowly forgetting traditional architecture methods that are based on indian climatic conditions.  In India, building materials comprise different categories – from […]

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The Pin Foundation Advantage – A solid foundation that reaches deep into the ground without digging holes or pouring concrete! This video by Hydraform India demonstrates an interlocking building technology Solar Tower in Green Technology Innovative Green technologies Mike shares some of the things his family has been doing to lessen their environmental impact in […]

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June 1, 2010 Green technology
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