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Green building rating body misleading everyone, says CSE

Why is CII Godrej Green Business Centre, umbrella body for Indian Green Building Council, which was until recently responsible for LEED rating of buildings denying that several LEED rated IT buildings and office buildings are failing to meet the official benchmark for energy performance and misleading all by casting doubt on CSE analysis?

CSE warns against green buildings becoming ‘green wash’ with no real benefits. Demands stringent rules for design and monitoring of buildings

  • CSE review exposes the shocking fact that several green rated buildings are grossly underperforming and do not qualify for even one star of official star labeling programme   

Mumbai dialogue on green architecture

"Building sense: Beyond the green façade of sustainable habitat"

Venue: Studio-X Mumbai, 4th floor, Kitab Mahal, 192 D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai.

Date: October 11, 2014

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Date: October 11, 2014

Green rated buildings found to be energy guzzlers, says CSE study

Several LEED-rated buildings cannot qualify even for the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s star label programme

Green Building Professional Network in India

India is reaching a critical tipping point in terms of its environmental degradation. Everyday we read and hear about the need to manage our resources well in order to reduce the overall burden on our environment. However, a little is being done on ground to actually bring a change. Even after the introduction of green building rating programs, efficient appliance rating programs, policy instruments to deliver green, incentives and awareness programs, the situation is becoming even more alarming. This only raises concerns over the effectiveness of these systems to steer the focus towards reducing impact and increasing efficiency. Does this mean that the systems are hollow? Or that the stakeholders are non-receptive? Well the current situation certainly hints at both factors equally.

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Building Sense: Beyond the green facade of sustainable habitat

Date: September 22-23, 2014

Venue: Jacaranda Hall in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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Date: September 22-23, 2014

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