Work Overview

The current performance of cities is poor across key indicators of quality of life. A sector report by McKinsey (2010) indicates substantial shortfalls in clean water supply and management,solid waste management, public transportation and affordable and liveable housing supply. By 2030, 250 million people will be added to the urban population, who will require 700-900 million square meters of new residential and commercial space (Census 2011; McKinsey Global Institute, 2010.

On current trends, quality of habitat is going to deteriorate even further and the service gap will increase by three to four times.Further, the economic and environmental costs of such scenario are going to be extremely high.

SE’s programme on Sustainable Buildings and Habitat 

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video Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute is one of the greenest campuses in India

The Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute is one of the greenest campuses in India. It is located about three hours from Delhi, in a village called Neemli in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

video How to shade your windows for a cool home: Ep-0 1 New Vastu with Ashok B Lall

The window is your immediate connection to Su-Urja or good energy. It is the source of daylight, it is the source of fresh air and the breeze when the air outside is pleasant.

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CSE to help GNDU Amritsar set up a Centre for Sustainable Habitat

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has received a Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) grant, which will be utilised to establish a Centre for Sustainable Habitat (CSH). CSE, as part of its ongoing collaboration with the university, will help set up this Centre.

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India Cooling Action Plan

CSE contributed to drafting of India Cooling Action Plan in capacity of member to both technical and steering committees.

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Making a mark in architecture and planning education and practice

CSE is working with the nodal agencies that govern architecture and planning education in India.

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The Green Campus Initiative

CSE has begun an Initiative to bringtogether colleges and universities from across India to commit to greening their respective campuses.