Newsletter | July 2017
Ms. Shabnam Bassi, Secretary, GRIHA Council speaks on ‘Green Materials for Sustainable Building Solutions’
A 3 day series of half day workshops on ‘Green Materials for Sustainable Building Solutions’ was organized in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai on 10th, 11th and 12th July, 2017
India is the world’s third-largest producer of electricity, after China and the US.
Even as demand grows some 10 per cent a year, the country is on track to produce more power than it consumes. Yet power outages are a way of life for the average Indian. Many Indians have limited or no access to electricity. Why?
Green building is cheap and efficient
The notion that green building is expensive is a fallacy. A well-designed green building can actually be cheaper to build than a conventional one. It all depends on design,” Mr Kevin Oduor, Principal Architect and CEO of Do Design Consultants (DDC Architects) told DN2 at the Panari Hotel in Nairobi, which he retrofitted a few years ago to make it more sustainable.
Wind power project auctions likely every month, but with a tab on prices
The ministry of new and renewable energy plans to auction wind power projects every month. It will monitor the bid prices to keep these at affordable levels, said Shri. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy.
Building blocks of a circular economy in India: the role of public policy
Paris or no Paris, it is our conviction that we have no right to snatch from our future generations, their right to have a clean and beautiful earth. It is part of our thinking and for that reason we do not believe in exploitation of the nature. We people do not have the right to take more than necessary from nature.” –Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi, at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, 2017.
Did you know about ‘Save Western Ghats March’??
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the remarkable but relatively little known ‘Save Western Ghats March’, a response to the socio-ecological challenges the area grappled with. A diverse set of people—scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, activists, journalists and local communities—marched together for 100 days along the length of ghats and met at a conference in Goa to discuss the issues.
New Products registered in GRIHA Catalogue:
6 new products from A.K. Panels have been added under the category of Internal partitions, Flooring, In-built furniture, False ceiling and Door/Window frames.
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Upcoming 3 Day training Programs
30 August – 1 September 2017

27-29 September 2017

25-27 October 2017

GRIHA 3 day training program was organized in Visakhapatnam from 28th to 30th June 2017
A three day intensive 'GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)' training program for evaluators and certified professionals was organized from June 28th to 30th , 2017 at Visakhapatnam to give a detailed understanding of GRIHA and also to identify evaluators and certified professionals for facilitating and promoting the rating system pan India.
SVAGRIHA one day training program was organized in Noida on 29th July, 2017
GRIHA Council organized a one day Training Programme on SVAGRIHA rating system along with a site visit to a 5 star SVAGRIHA rated building in Noida on July 29, 2017. Mr Ankit Bhalla, Project Officer, GRIHA Council began the programme with a brief introduction of GRIHA, followed by a detailed presentation on the SVAGRIHA rating system.
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