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Builders can seek tax rebates: Urban department notifies ‘green building’ policy

By : editor_2, Nov 8, 2018

The state urban development department on Tuesday notified its ‘green building’ policy, under which, builders and housing societies obtaining the green building certificate can seek rebates on...

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In Pune, 300 govt buildings to become energy efficient in few months

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 23, 2017

Taking a leaf out of the newly inaugurated state-of-the-art Pune District Collectorate building, the public works department has decided to make around 300 government buildings in the district...

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EU Launches Tool to Embed Circularity, Sustainability into Built Environment

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 3, 2017

The European Commission has launched the pilot of a new framework for...

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Green housing boost: €112-million SUNREF India Programme launched

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 18, 2017

The National Housing Bank (NHB) has joined hands with the French Development Agency (FDA) and the European Union to launch the SUNREF Housing India programme as part of efforts aimed at scaling up green housing projects in India.

SUNREF (Sustainable Use of Natural...

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New solar-powered smart windows can help save energy costs in houses

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 3, 2017

Scientists have developed solar- powered smart windows with tunable glazing that can control the heat and light inside a home, saving up to 40 per cent in an average building's energy costs....

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Government eyes Rs 35,000 crore savings by making buildings green

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 22, 2017

The power ministry has set its sights on achieving an estimated Rs 35,000 crore annual savings by making all existing and future government as well as commercial buildings in the country energy...

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Power minister Piyush Goyal launches new Energy Conservation Building code

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 20, 2017

In a bid to increase energy savings by commercial buildings, minister of power, coal, mines and new & renewable energy Piyush Goyal on Monday launched the new Energy Conservation Building...

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Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) to help Amaravati have energy-efficient buildings

By : sustainabilityo..., May 3, 2017

Under the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP), a bilateral project between the Ministry of Power, Government of India, and the Government of Switzerland, the Project Management...

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Maharashtra mulls adopting ‘life cycle cost’ model to buy green products

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 10, 2017

 The Maharashtra government is thinking of procuring green products on the basis of its life cycle costs rather than through lowest bidder (L1) process, which is currently followed in...

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Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) mulls building norms - FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY STRUCTURES

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 27, 2017

Real estate norms are set to address issues of environment as well as concerns of the elderly and the disabled with the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) gearing up to draft and enforce...

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