Newsletter | August 2019
  GRIHA Four Star Provisional Rating awarded to High Rise Multi-storied Office Building in Unit-V, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

The project has demonstrated 78% reduction in energy consumption compared to GRIHA benchmark. 56.69% of building water demand has been reduced by installing low flow plumbing fixtures and 60.60% of water savings was achieved in landscape water requirement through native species. Furthermore Solar Photovoltaic system of capacity 5 kWp is installed on-site in the project.

  New products have been enlisted in the GRIHA product catalogue
Company name:Oriental Power Cables Limited
Product typology:Fly-ash bricks/AAC Blocks
Company name:Oriental Power Cables Limited
Product name:AAC PANEL
Product typology:Fly ash bricks/AAC blocks
Company name:EXICOM Tele Systems Ltd.
Product typology:Innovation products
Company name:Ecorain Systems India Pvt.Ltd.
Product typology:Grass pavers
Company name:Ecorain Systems India Pvt.Ltd.
Product typology:Rainwater harvesting system
  GRIHA Training Programs in the upcoming quarter
Event Venue Date
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme Jaipur 28th - 30 th August, 2019
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme Hyderabad 28th -30 th August, 2019
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme Pune 16th -18 th August, 2019
One day Training Programme on SVAGRIHA Indore 23rd September, 2019

  GRIHA Certified Professional & Evaluator Exams in the upcoming months
Exam Date
Certified Professional 23rd August, 2019
Evaluator 31th August, 2019

  Editor's choice
These Chennai Folks Are Doing Roadside Rainwater Harvesting to Recharge Groundwater!
Two days later, the authorities gave them permission to set up the structure on the Pugazhendhi street and on July 14 it was ready to store the rainwater.
These efforts taken by the citizens were fruitful as the city received rainfall only a few days after the roadside rainwater harvesting system was erected.
The idea behind installing the roadside harvesting system was not to resolve immediate water issues of the people. In fact, the objective of the structure is long term, which is to sufficiently recharge the groundwater tables so that the city does not run out of water in the future.
A for AC, B for Building, C for Cool Roof
If the State Govt has its way, this could well be the next urban alphabet song. With ambitious targets seeking to make the entire state of Telangana a ‘cool’ one, we speak with Prof. Vishal Garg about the implications of the State’s proposed Cool Roof policy, related research from IIIT-H’s Building Science Research Centre and the upcoming world conference on countermeasures to urban heat islands.
Hyderabad has been experiencing one of its harshest summers in recent times. In fact media reports were agog with news of the city being the hottest on earth on a particular Sunday this May (“Hyderabad is hotter than the Thar Desert”!).
When not paying your electricity bills is good
It has been over a year since Surat-based Dipak Patil, 39, last paid his electricity bill. But Patil is not a defaulter, he is a beneficiary of the solar campaign in his city, under which more than 6,000 rooftop solar plants were installed as of May 2019. The government also offered subsidies to encourage homeowners to install the systems. “I had a 2KW rooftop solar system installed, and since then, I haven’t had to pay my electricity bill," said Patil, who is an electrical engineer.

  GRIHA training and awareness program organized
One Day GRIHA Awareness Programme for members of Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter, New Delhi
Date: 6th July, 2019
One Day SVAGRIHA Training Programme, Pune
Date: 26th July, 2019
  National awards for excellence in architecture thesis on sustainable architecture design-2019
GRIHA Council in collaboration with Council of Architecture invites students of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program to participate in ‘National Awards for Excellence in Architecture Thesis on Sustainable Architecture Design’ by submitting their thesis projects. The joint awards program is an effort to spread awareness about sustainability in design among the future architects of the country. Last date for submission is 1700 hours (IST), 14th August 2019. You may contact at for any clarification.
  Inviting Request for Proposal (RFP) for empanelment of consultant for evaluating existing government buildings in Maharashtra
GRIHA Council is inviting RFP from the eligible consultant for providing green building consultancy and rating services for the existing government buildings, owned and/or operated by Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra. Last Date for Submission of Expression of Interest (EoI), 1500 hours (IST) on 15th August 2019.You may contact Ar. Namrata Randive, Manager- Business Development, Rating Review & Trainings, Western Zone GRIHA Council, for any clarification.

  Inviting articles for Shashwat - The Annual GRIHA Magazine
The Annual Magazine of GRIHA Council "Shashwat - Let Nature Be", is released at The GRIHA Summit. Its previous issues had themes such as, 'Cities of Future', 'High Performance Habitat', and ‘Transforming Habitats’, ‘Sustainable is Affordable ‘and’ Fostering Partnerships for Sustainable Habitats.
It encompasses articles, interviews and testimonials from experts with diverse backgrounds who have significantly contributed in new areas of research in the domain of Sustainability.
This year, GRIHA Council extends an invitation to you for contributing an article in the 6th edition of the magazine, with the theme - 'Approach to Integrated Sustainability.'
  The 11th GRIHA Summit 2019, “Approach to integrated sustainability”

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