Newsletter | June 2019
  The 10th Regional GRIHA Summit - Transformation strategies for built environment

The 10th Regional GRIHA Summit, with the theme 'Transformation strategies for built environment' is aligned to focus on the challenges and pragmatic approach of incorporating sustainability initiatives into functioning of public buildings. The one day summit will create an opportunity to embark on multi-stakeholder partnerships; serve as a platform for knowledge sharing among different domains of the green building industry and facilitate networking opportunities among individuals representing government, academia, civil society organizations, architecture, engineering, and construction management sector.

  Paryavaran Rakshak Contest
GRIHA Council and Environmental Education and Awareness, TERI jointly hosted a contest "Paryavaran Rakshak" from 27th March, 2019 to 12th April, 2019 wherein the schools showcased their work on aspects of sustainability. GRIHA Council also unveiled its variant "GRIHA for Existing Day Schools" version 2. This simple rating tool is designed to evaluate the environmental performance of existing schools across India. The rating familiarizes the students and teachers with the concepts of sustainability by involving students under the guidance of their teachers to evaluate the environmental impact of schools on the environment.
  GRIHA FiveStar Provisional Rating awarded to Titan New Corporate Campus
The project has demonstrated 30.39% reduction in energy consumption compared to GRIHA benchmark. 59.45% of building water demand has been reduced by installing low flow plumbing fixtures and 62% of water savings was achieved in landscape water requirement due to the use of drip and sprinkler irrigation system. Furthermore, 60.96% of the habitable spaces are day lit and meet the daylight factors prescribed by the National Building Code of India.
  New products have been enlisted in the GRIHA product catalogue
Company name:Dlite Blcoks Pvt. Ltd.
Product name:Dlite AACC Block
Product typology:Fly ash bricks/AAC blocks
Company name: JSW Paint Private Limited
Product name:Halo Majestic Interiors
                           Aurus Regal Interiors
                           Pixa Elegant Interiors
                           Pixa Joy Classic Interiors
                           Halo Aquaglo Majestic Gloss
                           Halo Aquaglo Majestic Satin
                           Aquaglo Wood Primer
                           Aquaglo Metal Primer
                           Wall Primer-Interior
Product typology: Low VOC interior paints
  GRIHA Certified Professional & Evaluator Exams in the upcoming months
Exam Date
Certified Professional 14th June, 2019
Evaluator 31st August, 2019

  GRIHA Training Programs in the upcoming quarter
Venue Date
Nagpur 10th- 12th June, 2019
Chandigarh 19th - 21st June, 2019

  Editor's choice
Demand for energy-efficient ACs rising
Higher power costs, declining price differential between ACs and inverter ACs spurring demand: report The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector is focusing on energy efficient product offerings to attract customers as well as to comply with energy efficiency norms.
At a trade fair in Mumbai, manufacturers showcased their latest products which, they claimed, were 3 to 10% more energy efficient compared with earlier offerings.
“Our new range of products for this year include light commercial systems, inverter split air conditioners, VRF systems and chillers which are not only energy efficient, quiet and green, but also have some unique features that will cater to the wide array of requirements of our customers, architects and HVAC consultants,” said Sunil Khatwani, business head, system air conditioning division, LG Electronics India.
Seeing the light: LEDs power India’s drive for household energy-efficiency
The project is backing Indian public-private venture Energy Efficiency Services Ltd to expand the market for LED domestic lighting and street lighting, while providing the expertise necessary to pilot new technologies such as energy-efficient ceiling fans, tri-generation technologies and smart metres.
In a ramshackle street in Keshav Puram in North Delhi, Raj and Mamta Bairwa are pioneering the switch to more efficient lighting. Within their low-income neighbourhood, electric cables and water pipes intertwine across rooftops and dangle over backyards. Here, the couple lives with their six children, aged two to twelve. They used to fit compact fluorescent light bulbs in their household but found the light quality to be dim and the lifespan short. Once they had tried the LED bulbs, there was no turning back.
The Changing Culture of Architecture in Modern India
The changing culture of architecture in modern India, both as a lifestyle and as a profession, has been eye-opening. In terms of lifestyle, we never predicted the extent to which architecture and design could affect us as well as the society and culture we live in, nor did we predict how deeply symbolic of our beliefs and attitudes they’d become. As a profession, the huge wave of development and technology that caused us to try and ape everything that didn’t belong to us, has made us question and search for our own identity and provoked us to revisit the solid traditional roots and foundation of Indian architecture.

  GRIHA training and awareness program organized
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme at Bengaluru
Date: May 29th - May 31th, 2019
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