Green Building Standards For Value Added Constructions

Two news articles caught my attention this January 2021. Kevadiya becomes the first railway station with green building certification in India. HDFC Ltd signed an MOU with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to promote green buildings. HDFC will work with IGBC to create awareness and provide finance for green buildings in the country. Can we hope that fair competition will create public awareness to demand standards along with other amenities?

Dignify Sanitation Workers with NAMO’s HANDS

Have you ever observed the work nature of the sanitation workers and felt the pain in your heart? Do you know who is the worker that cleans your society? Have you ever thought about their absence of services due to ill health? When PM cleaned the Mamallapuram beach with bare hands, beyond all other things, did we introspect? Mr. Sudheer Barve, an Engineer in the UK decided to design a product that will help minimize the risk of working with bare hands. Think about how we can work for the betterment of society and the nation within our capacity.

Fact-Based Worldview What Is That?

Would you like to challenge your worldview at the beginning of the decade? Refer to reliable real-world data turned into outstanding, interactive visualizations? What data stories can we tell when we can see the data come to life? How does one country compare to another? What are the impacts of global events on development factors? Is there any tool or organization that busts the common misconceptions? Here is a tool that will lead you to the fact-based worldview.

RENEW- ABLE? Meeting Expectations And Facing Challenges.

Installed renewable power generation capacity has gained pace over the past few years, posting a CAGR of 17.33% between FY16–20. The government is aiming to achieve 225 GW of renewable energy capacity (including 114 GW of solar capacity addition and 67 GW of wind power capacity) by 2022, more than its 175 GW target as per the Paris Agreement. The government plans to establish a renewable energy capacity of 500 GW by 2030. Is Indian business ready for meeting expectations? Will the diversification of the business model lead to the positive uplift of the sector?

Thinking Green Business? Think About GREENERY Everywhere!

Products with sustainability claim on-pack accounted for 16.6% of the market in 2018. They increased share from 14.3% in 2013, delivered nearly $114 billion in sales, up 29% from 2013. Most important, products marketed as sustainable grew 5.6 times faster than those that were not. In more than 90% of the CPG categories, sustainability-marketed products grew faster than their conventional counterparts. But is sustainability just limited to product manufacturing, marketing, and branding? Here are some key points.

Smart And Circular City..It’s A Bumpy Ride!

Cities across the world are looking into the circular economy concept, recognized as the driver for the much wanted green transition, simultaneously enabling high energy and material efficiency, lower pollution and GHG emissions, and job creation. Cities echo that it is time to accelerate the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra by rethinking the approach to development. With their high densities, cities hold the potential to adopt circular, restorative economies where we no longer consider anything to be wasted. Circular Cities, Smart Cities are we properly combining these terms while designing the future cities?