Environmental Impact Assessment in Buildings and Neighbourhood

India plans to build 700-900 million square meters of new residential and commercial space (McKinsey Global Institute, 2010). Government of India has taken several initiatives to guide the new development in order to meet the gap in resource demands and optimize resource use. Adoption of Sustainable Development Goals by NITI Aayog, Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Mission, Housing for All, Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2006, Model Building Bye Laws 2016, Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC), Liveability Index, National Energy Policy, Solar Cities Mission, etc. are some of the national initiatives to curb the resource and energy impact of the development. 

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an importantregulatory tool that ensures the new development triggered by the above mentioned initiatives has less to minimum impact on the environment and resources. It brings several checks and balances prior to, during and post the construction of buildings and townships. These checks form a set of compliance requirement that needs to reflect clearly and appropriately in the Terms of References, Environment Impact Assessment reports and Environment Management Plan to ensure consistency with the environmentally sustainable development and aid the decision making process. 

CSE has extensive advocacy around these compliance requirements and is working with states to ensure thebuildings do not underperform vis-a-vis their declared or mandated energy and environmental targets. This course is designed to inform developers, regulators, architects, environment planners, engineers and other professional of the built environment on compliance requirements and other implications of the EIA process for buildings and construction sector. 

The course will be offered at CSE’s Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI). It is an environmentally sustainable and ECBC compliant state-of-the-art facility. The campus has been selected by Global Environmental Facility, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and UNDP India as one of the 24 Model Energy Efficient Buildings of the country which will be monitored for their energy performance. AAETI is equipped with cost-effective and sustainable technologies such as passive design in buildings, decentralized waste-water treatment system (Nature-Based Solutions), rainwater harvesting, solid waste management, renewable energy,efficient HVAC system, etc. Participants get to experience these technologies and learn based on live demonstration during their stay. 


  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Environmental governance for built sector with focus on codes and impact assessment
  • Energy Conservation Building Codes(Commercial and Residential)
  • Emission modelling and risk assessment
  • Traffic management plan
  • Low-impact site planning
  • Energy and water balance in buildings and neighbourhood
  • Decentralised water and waste management
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Introduction to water and energy-efficient fixtures, controls, systems and techniques 

Course fee
Rs. 20,000
per participant. Partialsponsorship and GroupDiscounts available. (Coursefee includes tuition fee, externalexpert lecture sessions, trainingmaterials, Boarding and lodging,Transport from New Delhi toAAETI and back)

Course Duration
November 20th-22nd, 2018

Timing: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Anil Agarwal Environment TrainingInstitute, Nimli (nearAlwar), Tijara, Rajasthan

Application Deadline
November 12th, 2018

Training Methodology
Classroom lectures, case studies,classroom exercises, discussions and field visit

Who can Apply
State Pollution Control Board officials, urban local bodies, government regulators, architects, planners, engineers, academia and other professionals in the construction sector

For registration click here

For details contact:
Mitashi Singh, Senior Research Associate,
Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme, Centre for Science and Environment,
Core 6A, 4th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Ph: +91 11 24645334/335 (ext 117)
Mobile: +91 9999705515;
Email: mitashi.singh@cseindia.org