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1.Changing people's mindset - policymakers, architects, builders - is my goal

CW presents the fourth of a series of interviews with women who have made their mark in the building sector. For Mili Majumdar, ‘green’ is not just a buzzword - it’s a way of life. Indeed, it is her life.


2.Open to Technology

One look at real-estate in today's urban space is enough to convince you that India has taken a leap in fenestration product technology.


3.Green Building Blocks

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) defines a green building as "one that uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, compared to a conventional building."


4.Saving Energy

Founded in 1942, Supreme Industries Ltd pioneered path-breaking plastics products by offering advanced solutions for various industries. Atul Khanna, General Manager, Thermal Insulation Division-The Supreme Industries Ltd


5.Glass: Getting it right

Against this backdrop, CW takes a closer look at glass as a building material to separate fact from fiction, and seeks to ascertain how glass can be sensibly and sustainably used in our structures.


6.HVAC is seen as a nation-building industry

When you look at a conventional building and determine what consumes energy the most, you point to the Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVACs). A building needs constant supply of fresh air and heat management and that´s what an HVAC


7.Sustainable Footsteps

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) is a ´Navratna´ public-sector enterprise and among India´s largest companies, with a Rs 16 crore consumer base and a well-entrenched operating presence across the country.


8.The maximum potential for saving electricity is in buildings

With the ever-increasing requirement of energy and power shortages in our country, came the need to identify a solution, which would work towards utilising power efficiently and saving energy.


9.Hyderabad forces code for energy conservation of buildings

Starting June, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will begin enforcing the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) to ensure efficient use of power.


10.Conditioned for Success

Things are heating up in certain segments of the HVAC market. ´We´re seeing 18-20 per cent growth in the residential and commercial segments of the HVAC market, albeit not so much in the industrial sector,´ says A Ravi, President-Ishrae Thane Chapter, Head Marketing (Projects Business), Domestic Projects Group, Voltas Ltd.