Newsletter | December 2017
  Launch of GRIHA rating for Affordable Housing
GRIHA for Affordable Housing (AH) rating is a dedicated assessment cum rating tool to integrate sustainability in the affordable housing to be constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY). The rating system is designed with the underlining objectives, such as reducing costs, incorporation of cost effective sustainability measures attaining environmental impact reduction, simplicity in execution, alignment with the local and national goals.
  Debate on ‘Is Sustainable Affordable?’
As a prelude to the GRIHA summit, a panel of 6 eminent personalities including architects, real estate experts, environmentalist and developers, deliberated on "Is Sustainable Affordable?" Follow the video to know what the experts say.
  Strategic ties to promote GRIHA and sustainable development in the country
National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC)
Mr. Yogesh Sharma, Executive Director, NBCC signing the MoU with GRIHA Council.
National Housing Bank (NHB)
Mr. K Chakravarthy, General Manger, NHB signing the MoU with GRIHA Council.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
Mr. Santosh K Thakur, General Manger, EESL signing the MoU with TERI.
Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)
Mr. Vishal Kapur, National President, ISHRAE signing the MoU with GRIHA Council.
  GRIHA Four Star Provisional Rating awarded to Extension of Hostel 10 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  The project has demonstrated compliance with all the mandatory requirements of ECBC 2007 and the EPI of the project was simulated as 48.23kWh/m2/year, implying 51.77% reduction in EPI from the benchmark. 6.6% and 65% reduction in the embodied energy of the building structure and non-structural system respectively, was achieved by replacing energy intensive materials. The other salient features of the project were 41% reduction in building water consumption by installing low flow fixtures, 92% of total living area is day lit, installation of 6kWp solar PV system, 100% use of low energy materials in interiors and so on.
  GRIHA training program organized
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme at Aurangabad
Date: 11-13th December, 2017
GRIHA Awareness Programme for PCMC Officials
Date: 14th December, 2017
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme at Delhi
Date: 20-22nd December, 2017
  Upcoming GRIHA training program
Venue Dates
Ahmedabad 17th - 19th January 2018
Hyderabad 21st- 23rd February 2018
Kolkata 14th - 16th March 2018
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  Editor’s choice
8 ripple effects of the circular economy in 2017
According to a 2017 McKinsey report, implementing the circular economy could save up to $711 billion annually and bring $2.13 trillion in economic boons in Europe alone. New technologies are emerging, too, to help companies transform the way they do business and create value from the circular economy.
World’s first 100% solar-powered train launches in Australia
The world’s first 100% solar-powered train is now gliding down tracks in Byron Bay, Australia. The Byron Bay Railroad Company refurbished a three-kilometer, or almost two-mile, stretch of tracks and restored a heritage train, outfitting it with a 6.5 kilowatt (kW) solar array with flexible solar panels.
Wind is now India’s cheapest source of clean energy
Auctions conducted in Gujarat on December 21 discovered a record low tariff of Rs 2.43 a unit. That is nearly 8% cheaper than the previous low of Rs 2.64 that the industry saw in October. This tariff is also less than the lowest solar power tariff of Rs 2.44 that the country recorded in May this year.
  Shashwat Magazine- New edition
  Volume 3, Issue 4- ‘Sustainable is Affordable’
Shashwat is GRIHA' s annual magazine published along with the GRIHA Summit. This year, the magazine covers interviews by eminent personalities such as Ar. Rolf Disch, Professor Peter Head, and Ar. Eugene Pandala. Articles on varied topics such as environmental impact of SPV installations on UHIE, Transit Oriented Development, Skilling for green construction etc. have been featured .
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