3 Day Building Better: Training Programme for Sustainable Buildings Policies and Practices

January 31- February 2, 2013

CSE orgainised a training programme for the students and young professionals from architecture, planning, engineering and environment backgrounds. The three day programme aimed to deepen the understanding of existing policies, their potential and constraints in promoting efficient use of resources and minimizing waste in buildings. The programme explored the scope of harmonising the policy-driven and market-driven approaches to accelerate the adoption of resource-efficient practices in buildings.

The programme brought together 14 young minds together to give an end-end vision of environmental standards of buildings and suggest ways for engaging students and professionals in transforming the building sector. The participants were also taken on guided tours to acclaimed green building IRRAD office building, Gurgaon.  Participants got to interacting with the owner of this building who explained the whole process. There was a classroom exercise which encouraged participants to identify issues with buildings around CSE and suggest possible solutions. Overall, the programme was highly appreciated and it was decided to repeat the programme in other regions.


Avikal Somvanshi
Research Associate, Sustainable Building Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi - 62
Phone: +91 (011) 29955124/125 (Ext. 250)
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879
Email: avikal@cseindia.org