Posts Tagged energy efficiency

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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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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ICF International: Promoting Energy Efficiency in India’s Buildings

Sanjay Dube is Senior Project Manager at the New Delhi office of ICF International, a leading global management, technology, and policy consultancy developing solutions and strategies for a range of development policy, energy and environmental issues. His office leads the consultancy’s energy efficiency and climate change policies […]

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Business and the City: Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce Tells Us How Both Work Together for Inclusive, Sustainable Development

Kamlesh Yagnik and Chetan Shah, Chairman of the IT and Telecom and NGO Committees and past President, respectively, of the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, Surat, were our gracious and tireless guides in Surat. Our friends from the Rockefeller Foundation’s ACCRN held Kamlesh and Chetan, as well […]

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K Raheja’s Big Bet on Green

Shabbir Kanchwala, Executive, Project Coordination, Prashant A. Rajhans, and their employer K. Raheja, had been mentioned in several previous conversations about green buildings, specifically about greening existing buildings in India. K Raheja wouldn’t normally be associated with green, though, as one of India’s most successful commercial and […]

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Spectral Services: Booming Services for Sustainable Building

Our meeting with Shreshth Nagpal, Assistant Manager at Spectral Sustainability Group at Spectral Services Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in Delhi, was a warm welcome because Shresht and I were in the same class at architecture school in Delhi. Shreshth has since worked as an environmental engineer in NYC […]

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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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