Posts Tagged carbon footprint

Real Estate Talks Green in New York

A green building summit I went to held by Bisnow here in New York pointed up how much the concept has picked up momentum in the business world and how the vocabulary of business and green in building and real estate is evolving as a necessary tool […]

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Emphasis on Green Maintenance in Green Buildings

Nice to see that the 2010 Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) convention will focus on maintenance as a core element of green building. In fact, what happens after the building is built and companies are occupying these buildings is at least equally important to the […]

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Merging Business Strategy and Green Building in India

This Live Mint article on Crisil’s new HQ in Hiranandani Gardens in Mumbai’s northern suburbs highlights how perceptions of green building are changing in rapidly growing developing cities like Mumbai, how a business merges its strategy with its environmental footprint and how green building projects are adapting […]

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Starchitect Gehry critiques LEED, supports government and grass roots initiatives for sustainability

PBS’ Need to Know show drew some elaboration from starchitect Frank Gehry on recent controversial comments about LEED. His feelings about sustainable building as something distinct from LEED certification underline growing concerns, not just in the US but abroad as well, about the certification’s shortcomings, among which […]

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Brainstorming with India’s Infrastructure Brain Trust

I was privileged to be invited by my friend Ritu to join the 3i Infrastructure Network’s brainstorming session for the annual India Infrastructure Report, whose theme for 2010’s tome is the transition to a low carbon economy and sustainability in infrastructure. This collection of some of India’s […]

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