Newsletter | September 2019
  To meet future energy demands, India is promising a push toward sustainability

Home to more than 1 billion people, India is a huge economic, political and cultural force and when it comes to renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has ambitious plans.
In June 2019, Anand Kumar, the secretary of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said the country planned to have 500 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
Mr. Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council is quoted saying " We are working towards pushing the boundaries to make sure that the buildings that come up in the future should be more efficient than the ones we have as of now, or have been built in the past”.

  GRIHA Four Star Provisional Rating awarded to Construction of New Government Medical College, Balasore

The project has demonstrated 7o% reduction in energy consumption compared to GRIHA benchmark. 53.82% of building water demand has been reduced by installing low flow plumbing fixtures and 47.28% of water savings was achieved in landscape water requirement through native species. Furthermore Solar Photovoltaic system of capacity 16.75 kWp is installed on-site in the project

  New products have been enlisted in the GRIHA product catalogue in this month.
Company name:Kool Pack and Allied Industries
Product name:Aphony Fibrette
Product typology:False ceiling
Company name:Ambani Vitrified Private Limited
Product typology:Flooring tiles
  GRIHA Training Programs in the upcoming quarter
Event Venue Date
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme Pune 16th - 18th September, 2019
One day Training Programme on SVAGRIHA Indore 23rd September, 2019

  GRIHA Certified Professional & Evaluator Exams in the upcoming months
Exam Date
Certified Professional 20th September, 2019
Evaluator 16th September, 2019

  Editor's choice
Carbon Balance
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a binding agreement that commits the signatories to develop and execute national programmes to reduce greenhouse gases. In this article, Deepa Parekh discusses the urgency to meet the climate-mitigation targets and explains the different mechanisms that can be deployed to carry out such changes.
Jolted by water shortage, Chitlapakkam RWA takes up roadside rainwater harvesting.
Chennai had a severely deficient monsoon in 2018 with 40% less rain than normal. Since then, the city has been bracing itself for a water crisis. But clearly not enough had been done and the severe water scarcity this summer has been a wake-up call for people, highlighting the urgency of finding ways to use their water resources better.

Managing Solar PV waste in India: EPR and more
What after 25 years?
Solar energy is one of the encouraging trends in the global efforts on mitigating climate change. The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that global solar photovoltaic installed capacity is set to increase beyond 1,600 Gigawatts (GW) by 2030. India, too, has a lofty target to install 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022, while the current numbers read 20 GW. The volume of solar module waste in India will rise to 1.8 million tons by 2050, and it has neither policy guidelines nor the operational infrastructure required to ensure its recycling (Bridge To India, 2019).

  GRIHA training and awareness program organized
One Day GRIHA Awareness Programme, Mumbai
Date: 6th August, 2019
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme at Jaipur
Date: 28th-30th August, 2019
3-Day GRIHA V 2015 Training Programme at Hyderabad
Date: 28th-30th August, 2019
One day GRIHA awareness programme for students at Ghaziabad
Date: 31st August, 2019
  The 11th GRIHA Summit 2019, “Approach to integrated sustainability”

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