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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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Big question: What is the Earth’s Carrying Capacity?  This will determine how long mankind will last and if doomsday predictions of mankind not lasting beyond 2099 will come true!! But firstly, what is Carrying Capacity? The carrying capacity is the size of a population that can live indefinitely using the resources available where that population […]

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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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  Sustainability is the most fashionable word today in corporate world, from car manufacturers to FMCG’s corporates are trying to include an element of sustainability in their products. Is this a new trend in marketing or corporates are really concerned about sustainability issues? Recently a prominent NY environmentalist Jay Westerveld coined a term “GreenWash,” which […]

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With growing population and expanding cities it is important to address the need of providing adequate infrastructure to every section of society living in cities. Each year, there are number of schemes and programmes proposed by central and state government but shelved within a short span of time due to inadequate funding mechanisms. Municipalities are […]

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Urban India has a shortage of 25 million homes and half of them correspond to low income housing. This situation is more tragic in metropolitan areas where every year millions of poor people from neighboring states and cities throng in a hope of better standard of living. But, with growing demand of housing in metropolitan […]

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June 27, 2010 Uncategorized
Neha Verma

One can see the sudden emergence of a ‘green movement’ in the real estate industry in India. Several new real projects are being sold at a premium, because they are labeled green. So is this only a label that people are paying a premium for, or are they really doing something to save the planet? […]

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June 26, 2010 Green Architecture
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(Courtesy : Rebecca Gordon, scientificamerican.com) A Pacific Northwest organization has the defined an environmentally sound structure as one that generates its own energy, captures and treats all of its water, operates efficiently, and is aesthetically pleasing Pictured: the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, N.Y., which hopes to become a certified living building in […]

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June 1, 2010 Green Architecture
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