Initial Incremental Capital Investment of 8-10% in Building’s Green Development can be recovered in 2-3 yrs: Report

By Accommodation Times Bureau While sustainability has been taught as the core of urban planning and architecture for years, its widespread adoption is yet to pick up in India. Urban planning in India needs to be a creative and scientific process to meet the enormous goals of upgrading the cities to

Construction sector to contribute 15% to Indian GDP  by 2030

By Accommodation Times Bureau MUMBAI: Recently, Global NICMARians hosted Construction Leadership Conclave where more than 400 construction and real estate professional participated in it. During the event Raghvendra Singh Bisen – Vice President (EPC) Head Project Controls and Project Management, Oberoi Realty said, the share of the construction sector to GDP is

Green Construction: The Biggest Change Maker in Real Estate

Arch. Rajendra Chandorkar, EVP, Architecture & Design, Oberoi Realty With a billion-plus population, India is the world’s 4th largest country in terms of carbon emissions. Rapid urbanisation has led to a harsh impact on the environment. To remain energy-positive and reduce our carbon footprint, we need to focus on propagating energy

Environment clearance for constructions to become easier

By Accommodation Times Bureau PUNE: By eliminating the complexity and hurdles in getting the permission for new constructions, the central government has paved way for granting permissions of environmental clearances at the local level. The realty industry has welcomed the move. “CREDAI Welcomes the Central Government’s move to delegate the decision making power

Etihad ESCO partners with Drydocks World to reduce energy consumption through retrofitting

The project to guarantee an annual energy savings of AED 1.4 million UAE: Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an energy performance contract with Drydocks World’s Dubai shipyard for the implementation of a range of energy conservation measures (ECM) aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the facility.

Green Buildings: ACC – ALCON may produce 5,000 blocks & 6,000 concrete products per day for development

By Accommodation Times Bureau GOA Reinforcing its commitment to sustainable construction and a greener future for India, ACC Limited, along with its long-term partner Alcon – Anil Counto Enterprises on October 21 inaugurated its newest state-of-the-art Green Building Centre (GBC) and Research & Development Centre, in Kundaim, Goa. The purpose of a Green Building Centre is to

Green buildings provides thermal comforts, visual comforts & more: Sanjay Seth

By Rohit Sharma MUMBAI Creating awareness of green buildings, the CEO of Green Council, Sanjay Seth on Thursday at curtain raiser event on the occasion of ‘8th Regional GRIHA summit’ he said, green buildings will provide the best thermal comforts, visual comforts, etc. They are healthier buildings to live in; everything is in better

Green Buildings in 2007 use to be 20% more expensive, but not now: Dr. Ajay Mathur

Chandrakant Patil, Minister of Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra was also present at the function By Rohit Sharma MUMBAI Green buildings today are of the cost as the conventional buildings, some people say slightly they are expensive 1 or 2 percent more expensive, Dr. Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council said. In a function

Re-Development of 7 govt colonies to increase Green Area Coverage by 3 times

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI The re-development of seven colonies will lead to increase the green area coverage by about 3 times from the existing green space area, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) said today. Seven colonies are Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Sriniwaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and

K Raheja Corp’s leads the way with U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification in India

By Accommodation Times Bureau K Raheja Corp, one of India’s leading real estate conglomerates has been ahead of the curve in building sustainable edifices, and have pioneered the industries’ responsibility towards contributing to a green society. Under a recent list released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India is ranked