Govt to ease on green norms to make housing affordable

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI In its effort to make 'housing for all by 2022' a reality, the Centre has proposed to ease green norms for the building and construction sector where projects up to 50,000 sq metres will not require prior 'environmental clearance'. The environment ministry had last week issued a

GRIHA Summit will be co-hosted by University of New South Wales & GRIHA Council

By Accommodation Times Bureau MUMBAI The 10th edition of GRIHA Council’s annual flagship event “The GRIHA Summit” will be co-hosted by University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia & GRIHA Council in December 2018. In the past, the GRIHA Summit has played host to various technical sessions on sustainable building policies, tools & techniques

Punjab approves new building rules to boost construction industry

By Accommodation Times Bureau CHANDIGARH The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Saturday paved the way for easing of building rules to give a further boost to the construction industry while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet stamped its approval on the Punjab Urban

Property Tax Released for Eco-Friendly Societies in Pimpri Chinchwad

By Accommodation Times Bureau The civic administration's proposal for increasing concession in property tax of housing societies implementing environment conservation measures, got a clear nod from the standing committee of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Seema Savale, the Chairperson of the Standing Committee of PCMC, said, "The percentage of concession in the general tax component of property tax proposed by the

Green financing is not the only tool to unlock the potential of the green real estate sector: GRIHA

Accommodation Times Bureau   New Delhi, March 3, 2017: The second day of the 8th GRIHA Summit in the capital set the tone for the need for sustainability going hand in hand with ample financing for all the ideas and implementation for creating an ecosystem for sustainable habitat. With the recent predication of

GRIHA SPARSH platform bridges the gap between economic viability and resource efficiency for green building concept

  Accommodation Times Bureau.   New Delhi, February 27, 2017: As a build up to the upcoming 8th GRIHA Summit, the GRIHA team launched a green building mock-up - SPARSH, an integrated, life size model which endeavours to enhance user experience of a “Green Building” as part of its mandate to build awareness around