"The best way to predict the future is to design it." – Buckminster Fuller, American designer & futurist
If we take a look around us today, the impact of built-environment on the ecosystem can be easily discerned. The construction industry is one of the largest polluters of the planet contributing to about 30% of the global GHG emissions and hence it should bear the responsibility of mitigating and preventing damage to the natural balance of the environment.
Over the last decade, practices such as haphazard and poorly planned development, design and use of materials that are not environmentally responsible and mismanagement of resources during construction have damaged the environment. There is therefore a need for change in the way we build and operate buildings.
In order to reverse the trend and create a positive impact on the environment, attempts are being made to explore alternate technologies and materials to build environment sensitive infrastructure to accommodate the increasing population. Sustainability in building materials, construction techniques and operation processes are a growing trend that aims to satisfy the needs of the current inhabitants without jeopardizing the future of the planet. It is vital to promote such innovations and incorporate them in our conventional processes.
The GRIHA Regional Summit 2018, Bengaluru with the theme “Sustainable Alternatives to Urban Fabric” is being held on 4th & 5th October, 2018. This summit shall serve as a platform for stakeholders to discuss such innovations and ideas that can change the way buildings are conceived, constructed and operated.
It will be a confluence of individuals from various backgrounds and shall provide an opportunity to promote sustainability, environmental responsibility and exchange of vital knowledge. The Regional Summit would also serve as a platform for knowledge sharing and is expected to be attended by over 300 professionals from the construction industry.