From being water and energy-efficient to maintaining indoor air quality and using local materials, Encube Ethicals in Goa has it all. Encube Ethicals, a Goa-based pharmaceutical company, wanted to develop its corporate office along with a plant on its campus in Madkaim.
While the smart and green approach continues to be the way forward for most of India, the country has been rejecting the Montreal Protocol´s move of the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases. The reasons: concerns over cost and availability of technology.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as a part of their commitment to completely phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2030 in India, have organised several national level workshops on implementing energy-efficiency and phasing out HCFCs in the building sector.