Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment
Newsletter | August 2016
New micro-library's facade is clad with 2,000 recycled ice cream containers
We know that using recycled building materials not only saves people money, but is also good for the environment. But reclaimed materials can not only take the form of the usual wood and metal, but also more unusual things like plastic crates, beer cans and tires.
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ITC Grand Chola awarded final rating
It’s a GRIHA 5 star rated project in Chennai, Tamilnadu. The project has achieved final EPI of 71.52 KWh/m2/Year. The project meets the thermal comfort levels and lighting lux levels of NBC 2005. The water quality confirms with IS Code: 10500.  The outdoor noise levels are within acceptable limits as per CPCB and indoor noise levels are within acceptable limits as per NBC 2005.
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Swelling glacial lake threatens Sikkim’s heritage village
“Mosquitos and tourists!” Chokdup Lachenpa shouts at no one in particular as he takes a long sip of Tongba (hot beer) from his bamboo mug. As if on cue, the children chorus, “The first is because of climate change and the second is the cause of climate change,” causing much mirth and laughter among the customers.
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Victoria View, Kolkata awarded provisional rating
It’s a GRIHA 4 star provisionally rated project in Kolkata, West Bengal. The project has demonstrated 62.1% reduction in energy consumption below GRIHA base case and 51.5% reduction in building water use below GRIHA base case. The EPI is 73 KWh/m2/year.  15 kW rated capacity of solar PV has been installed on site.  92.
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How to Grow a Forest Really, Really Fast
A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. What if we could make the process happen ten times faster? Eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma’s figured out a way of growing native, self-sustaining forests anywhere in the world, with the efficiency of industrial processes. He tells us how.
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Kolkata's unique wetlands that treat sewage water are shrinking
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has proposed a green tax to promote “ecologically responsible behaviour”, reported The Hindu. The ministry has drawn up a draft policy that includes the new cess as well as suggestions to spread awareness and encourage the sustainable utilisation of wood.
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This 52-Year-Old Joined Hands with the Indian Army to Plant over 1 Lakh Fruit Trees in a Year
Radhika Anand, a 52-year-old resident of Delhi has planted over 1,10,000 fruit trees in the past 12 months. 
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This Man Is Helping Farmers Fight Both Dry Spells and Water Logging with a Unique RWH Technology
Prolonged dry spells and unseasonal rainfall result in drought-like situations or water-logging in many fields across India. This leads to the destruction of crops. Here’s how an Ahmedabad-based social enterprise is helping farmers with a unique water harvesting technology.
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New products added to the GRIHA catalogue
UltraTech Cement Limited- Xtralite AAC blocks , RB Mattress, Alstone-Wood Polymer Composite(WPC), Gorilla ceiling fans (1200mm sweep only)
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Haryana government: GRIHA Incentives
Revised Haryana building bye laws 2016 recognize green building measures by project and awards benefits of additional FAR upto 25% by getting his building/site/project certified from GRIHA Council and achieve GRIHA rating as per sub 4 or adopting either green norms specified in sub 3.
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3rd Edition Sustainable Smart Cities India 2016
GRIHA Council is knowledge partner in the 3rd Edition of Sustainable Smart Cities India 2016 at Bengaluru from 22nd to 23rd September 2016. . Urbanization has become a global phenomenon fuelled by the swelling population that flocks to the urban areas in search of better opportunities and living standards.  
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GRIHA Training Programmes
Proposed programs coming soon:
Venue Dates
Ahmedabad 22-24 August 2016
Kolkata 14-16 September 2016 
Gurgaon 19-21 October 2016
Lucknow 21-23 November 2016
Jaipur 14-16 December 2016
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SVAGRIHA Training Program at Ahmedabad on 2nd September 2016
GRIHA Council and TERI is organizing a one day training programme around SVAGRIHA tool on September 2nd, 2016 at Ahmedabad. 
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