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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Green Buildings. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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India ranks third among top 10 countries for LEED green buildings

India ranks third on the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the top 10 countries for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings. According to the survey by USGBC, the top 10 list highlights countries outside of the US that are using LEED and India, with… read more →

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PEER rating soon for green buildings in India

The US-based Green Building Council Inc (GBCI) will launch PEER, a system that evaluates power system performance in a building, in India by next year. The council is currently running the pilot here. Gopalakrishnan P, Managing Director – APAC and West Asia markets, GBCI, told BusinessLine that Performance… read more →

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EU Launches Tool to Embed Circularity, Sustainability into Built Environment

The European Commission has launched the pilot of a new framework for sustainable buildings in partnership the World Green Building Council. Developed as an EU-wide framework of core sustainability indicators for office and residential buildings, Level(s), an Assessment Framework Aiming to Transform… read more →

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Make green building code mandatory

A new version of India’s building code for energy efficiency — the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017 — has been launched. First introduced in 2007 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), this code was applicable only to large commercial buildings and was aimed at addressing growing… read more →

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Green housing boost: €112-million SUNREF India Programme launched

The National Housing Bank (NHB) has joined hands with the French Development Agency (FDA) and the European Union to launch the SUNREF Housing India programme as part of efforts aimed at scaling up green housing projects in India. SUNREF (Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance) Housing… read more →

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Indian builders pledge "green" homes in race to meet climate goals

India's top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, as the country looks to tap sectors other than renewable energy to meet its ambitious climate goals. The campaign is led by the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC) comprising… read more →

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Demand for green buildings grows as health, environmental concerns rise

Backed by environmental regulation and rising awareness, green buildings in India are expected to grow from the current 1.7 billion sq feet to 3 billion sq feet by 2020. New high-rise residential, schools, communities and mixed-use development are expected to be the top sectors driving the demand for… read more →

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A building as green as green can be

You are a visitor to Sierra ODC Pvt Ltd. As you reach the company gates, you will be surprised to see that the gates open automatically just wide enough for for your car or bike to enter. On arriving at the reception counter of this software company, a wall-mounted electronic machine greets you. You… read more →

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Power minister Piyush Goyal launches new Energy Conservation Building code

In a bid to increase energy savings by commercial buildings, minister of power, coal, mines and new & renewable energy Piyush Goyal on Monday launched the new Energy Conservation Building code (ECBC) 2017. The adoption of ECBC 2017 for new commercial building construction is estimated to achieve 50… read more →

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Cheaper loans, lower registration fee for green homes soon

The government is working on a scheme to promote energy efficient homes by offering cheaper loans and lower registration fee for green residential units as it ramps up efforts to mitigate climate change by moving towards a net zero-energy building regime. Government sources said the proposal is part… read more →

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