Regional Dialogue on Agenda for Green Architecture and Energy Efficiency

Date: November 20, 2015

Timing: 10 am to 1 pm

Venue: Dr BV Rao Hall, Patrakar Bhavan, 193,
Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Pune

With great pleasure we extend our warm invitation to you to participate in our Regional dialogue on agenda for green architecture and energy efficiency at Pune on November 20, 2015. This is a gathering of selected target groups including architects, engineers, regulators, media professionals, academia, civil society groups and building industry who are working on sustainability of the building sector from Maharashtra. The objective is to help build a public dialogue and raise public awareness regarding the potential of architectural interventions to minimize environmental impact of built environment in our cities and reduce pressure on resources.

This event is a part of CSE’s initiative to promote good practices in the building construction sector and habitat management for resource efficiency and sufficiency in Indian cities. As a public interest organization we are seeking to build public discussion and policy debate on crucial issues of sustainability of the urbanscape. India has plunged into frenetic construction of buildings to meet the burgeoning demand for homes, offices, and shops. Building construction, occupation and lifestyle pressures have come under spotlight for its very strong linkage with energy use, resource depletion, natural habitat destruction and climate impacts. At the same time there is the larger challenge of meeting comfort and livability expectations in poor peoples’ homes and settlements. If the regulatory interventions are not designed well early and the idea of green building is not demystified it can have unintended consequences and the new built area can lock up enormous resource guzzling and waste.

The dialogue at Pune is part of our ongoing initiative to build a forum for sharing experiences and initiate engagement with the community of architects and building professionals who are leading the discourse on sustainability and affordability in the building sector. We have previously held similar dialogues at Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kolkata, Panchkula, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai and Delhi. 

We will appreciate if you are able to join us and share your insights. The event will be organized at the Dr BV Rao Hall, Patrakar Bhavan, 193, Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Pune on November 20, 2015. We look forward to your participation and support. The event is open to builders, architects, students, public interest organisations and building industry professionals. Due to limited seating capacity of the venue kindly RSVP your participation at your earliest.

For details contact:

Avikal Somvanshi
Programme Officer,
Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme,
Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi - 110062 
Office: +91-11-29955124, 29956110, 40616000 (222) 
Fax: +91-11-29955879
Mobile: +91-9871933410