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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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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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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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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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Sanjay Prakash Talks about Real Green Projects and Local Capacity Building

Sanjay Prakash is pushing the edge of the envelope for the new generation of Indian cities. Having practiced architecture and city planning for over 30 years in India, his firm, Sanjay Prakash & Associates, a private architecture and design consulting firm, has offices in Delhi and projects […]

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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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