Posts Tagged existing building

Beirut’s Real Estate Boom and Its Heritage Buildings: Tragedy, Development or Both?

The Financial Times article “Property boom raises fears for Beirut heritage” points up the struggle going on in developing country cities all over the world. In the absence of a strategy to leverage heritage buildings into value for the city, residents and also developers, often these buildings […]

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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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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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Hyderabad’s Green Building Oasis Houses Business Interest in Green for Growth

The Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s most influential trade organization with over 7000 industry members, is working to leverage its reach and influence to promote sustainability, spearheading an industrial green movement in India. CII is also home to the CII Indian Green Building Center and the Indian […]

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Nehru Place: Core Urban Redevelopment Potential Not Yet Realized

Nehru Place is a commercial and business center located in South Delhi, strategically located among other residential and commercial neighborhoods. Nehru Place is also home to a brand new Delhi Metro station. We visited Nehru Place to evaluate the potential for centrally located, existing building stock in […]

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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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Clearing the Air at the Paharpur Business Center

Roopali Shahney, General Manager at Paharpur Business Center (PBC), and her team at the Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) are breaking new barriers in green building development. This PBC building, which provides business incubation spaces in the green retrofit of a 20-year old building in Nehru Place, will […]

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Putting Local Innovation into Green Cities and Green Schools: Gaurav Shorey at TERI

We found Gaurav Shorey in a crowd of schoolteachers, one after another approaching him to say how much they enjoyed his presentation on green schools. Grinning and gracious, chatting between bites of lunch, Gaurav believes in the connection between youth and environmentalism in India. Gaurav is now […]

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The Energy and Resource Institute’s (TERI) Push for Sustainable Buildings

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a homegrown think-tank aggressively pursuing solutions to global challenges and unsustainable patterns in energy and the environment. Their domestic GRIHA certification for green buildings is just one of a range of research and policy initiatives on almost every aspect of […]

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Getting on the India Ride: Arrival – Excitement – Reality Check

For the first few days in India (about Oct 30 – Nov 1), being in Delhi gave me the opportunity to run the SCA concept and mission past some old pals from the World Bank and take their sage counsel on prospects in India and elsewhere. One […]

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