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PDaisnceulssion by strong numbers and promising monetary Ms Rastogi responded by saying that ‘smart within the glass panels”. Further, Ms Rastogi said
savings.” Asked about the trends in the projects design’ can tackle the problem of affordability, that sustainability has to become a commonplace
Chair: Ar Ashok B Lall, Principal Architect, Ashok B Lall that are approaching GRIHA for certification, it can be achieved by making the clients knowledge trend so as to take it to public it has
Architects Ms Mili Majumdar responded that although think sustainably as a mandatory practice to be aspirational, aesthetic, and trendy.
gradual, the adoption of GRIHA in the market and by providing a proof of full functionality
Speakers: Ar Sonali Rastogi, Founder Partner, Morphogenesis is increasing. She emphasized that more than of the whole building. Ms Mili Majumdar, The takeaway from the discussion as per
numbers GRIHA’s strength lies in the enhanced highlighted that GRIHA is very stern about Prof. Lall is to make façade design user-friendly
Mr Manish Srivastava, National Head, Sustainability & performance and strict implementation. On the envelop performance but it allows the design to and as portable as an app. In the end, the closing
Innovation, Saint Gobain Glass India extensive use of glass in buildings, Mr Senthil be flexible. Mr Srivastava added, “Shading is a remarks were made by Ms Minni Sastry.
Kumar shared that there is paradigm shift in key impact factor which is soon to be integrated
Mr Senthil Kumar, Business Head - AIS glass usage and it has become the most misused
building material, primarily due to ease of
Ms Mili Majumdar, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Habitat Division, availability, aesthetics, faster construction, cost
TERI effectiveness, and ease of application. ‘Fire safety
and energy efficiency’ is an area being worked
The panel discussion—‘Mainstreaming upon currently but now the consumer is looking
Energy Efficient Façades: Challenges & for payback right from day zero. Mr Manish
Solutions’ was chaired by Prof. Ashok Srivastava stated that till now the focus has been
B Lall. The session began with the first on material innovation but now we have to start
question by Prof. Lall to Ar Sonali Rastogi which looking at application innovation. But there
was, “How to get clients to accept sustainability- are challenges involved, such as architectural
based building designs?” to which she answered, design, material sustainability, real time energy
“Initially, green meant green rooftops but the efficiency, affordability, and material wastage.
client is convinced when the design is backed


SIDE EVENT II cited the example of TERI Retreat, Gurgaon, waste water management in small cities and company in this field, which includes producing
and it’s transformation from a barren lane to a villages where people use sewage water for water-efficient products and spreading awareness
Settintg The theme: Ms Hina Zia, Associate Director, CRSBS lush green area. irrigation purpose. among people on judicious use of water. He
mentioned water taps with control water flow
Mr S Vishwanath, Director, Biome Environmental Solutions Mr S Vishwanath delivered the keynote Mr Praveen Kumar Khurana, from Parryware, system. His note ended with a mention about a
address. He stated that the problems regarding talked about sustainability through use of Nukkad Natak presented on world toilet day to
Mr Praveen Kumar Khurana, National Sales Head (Institutions), water management are common knowledge and efficient water consuming products. He spoke create awareness among the people.
Parryware that the need of the hour is to find solutions. He briefly about Parryware’s business model and
talked about GRIHA and said that it describes explained the work being carried out by the
The session began with an address by a set of procedures to be followed to save and
Ms Hina Zia targeted towards setting recycle water. He mentioned River Chambal as
the theme of the event. Ms Zia spoke an example of a water resource that is still clean.
about the role of water in the economy He then talked about the development model
of any country. She further elucidated the that is responsible for spoiling the water quality.
necessity of water for agriculture, manufacturing, He said that technology can fix water-related
municipalities, domestic use as well as power problems but thought needs to be made to
generation, including renewables which are in reassess these polluting models of development.
focus presently for eco-friendly reasons. Ms Zia He further went on to talk about the solutions
also mentioned need to live in harmony with and said that most solutions are granular as
nature. She talked about the UN’s thoughts on each city or town has its own problems and the
the importance of water and the increasing water solutions for these problems are specific. Mr
stress in India. She spoke about the concept of Vishwanath went on to mention the ‘Friends
community-based water management. Lastly, of Lakes’ movement, which is an informal
Ms Zia spoke about solutions that can be lake group that joined hands for rejuvenating
implemented to solve the water problems. She Vidyaranyapura and Doddabommsandra lakes
in Bengaluru. He concluded by speaking on


TTEHCEHMNEIC1AL by the Central Pollution Control Board. own city, Bengaluru. He strongly believes that a Local situations,
Ms Neeta Sharma emphasized the need good partnership between community and the local context,
Chair: Mr Paritosh Tyagi, Ex-Chairman, CPCB government can lead to plausible solutions for local ways ... are
of efficient water fixtures in the buildings combating water scarcity. the best solutions.
Panellists: Ms Usha P Raghupathi, Professor, National and implementation of stricter norms for
Institute of Urban Affairs the same. She suggested incorporating new The event dwelled on key urban issues within S Vishwanath
innovative wastewater treatment technologies the built environment and explored fresh
Ms Neeta Sharma, Managing Director, International Association and emphasized implementation of Uniform perspectives through actual implementation of
of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Plumbing Code—India for optimum usage new ideas.
of water. She also highlighted the necessity of
Mr R K Jain, Chief Engineer (HQ), National Water Development separating ‘black water’ and ‘grey water’ at the
Agency design stage itself.

Mr Akash Hingorani, Principal Architect & Partner, Oasis Further, Mr Akash Hingorani brought
Designs Inc. attention to the looming water crisis and factors
that are leading to it, such as rapid urbanization.
The session was chaired by Mr Paritosh He explained how landslides and infiltration of
Tyagi. Ms Usha P Raghupathi initiated drains disrupt natural water flow patterns and
the discussion on urbanization in India possible solutions to mitigate this, such as slope
and how it is leading to water-stressed stabilization and incorporation of biological
cities. Concerns on depleting water quality were elements. He emphasized the need of designing
discussed and emphasis was made on the need with nature and not against it.
to adhere to quality norms of potable water set
Mr S Vishwanath talked about the past
lessons in planning in terms of piping systems
of the city. He discussed water problems of his



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