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Maharashtra tops USGBC list of India’s top 10 states for LEED

Maharashtra bagged the top slot in the second edition of the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list of India’s top ten states that have maximum number of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green buildings. LEED is a widely used green building rating system. Maharashtra has 334 LEED-certified green buildings, while Karnataka and ..

Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council releases a rating tool ‘GRIHA for Existing Day Schools’

In a bid to evaluate the environmental performance of existing schools across India, the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council has recently released a rating tool ‘GRIHA for Existing Day Schools’. The rating tool will work as an integrated tool to evaluate performance and provide solutions for enhanced energy and water efficiencies, increased ..

World Earth Day observed on 22nd April

On 22nd April 2009 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the ‘International Mother Earth Day’. The theme of 2019 World Earth Day is ‘Protect Our Species’. It will mainly focus on saving species which are on the verge of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, pollution and illegal poaching. ..

First-ever global coalition launched for clean cooling

The 1st ever of global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement in Copenhagen, Denmark. This coalition is aim to identify solutions and mobilise action to accelerate progress towards clean and efficient cooling. Global Cool coalition was supported by the UN, ..

Ministry of Power launches ECO Niwas Samhita 2018

On the occasion of 2018 National Energy Conservation Day (NECD), the Ministry of Power has launched the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018 – an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R) – to promote energy efficiency in home construction. It’s purpose is to benefit the occupants and the environment by promoting energy efficiency in design ..

PM Modi inaugurats World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018

The World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018 has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on February 16, which has been organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to discuss frameworks to resolve climate change crises in developing countries. The theme of the 2018 Summit is – Partnerships for ..

India to host World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018

The World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018 will be held in New Delhi on February 16. The summit will address a wide variety of issues, including combating land degradation and air pollution, effective waste management and create financial mechanisms to enable effective climate change mitigation. The theme of the 2018 Summit is – Partnerships for ..