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?

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?

Biogas…Gold Income Source For Reviving Economy!

The global biogas market size was USD 25.50 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 31.69 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.30% during the forecast period (2020-2027). The GOI is considering some firm decisions to increase energy production with all the strategic means like foreign investments. How can rural India and allied industries get the benefit and restructure the business models to convert this opportunity to financial income source?