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Urgent need for painstaking management of C&D waste

India manages to recover and recycle only one per cent of its C&D waste.


Auto Scrappage Policy soon: Will CV market dynamics change?

The Policy is expected to oust polluting vehicles that are 15 years old.


Maharashtra bags investment proposals worth Rs 390 billion

These companies are reportedly exploring the acquisition of land around Panvel and Mangaon


Make use of solar rooftops mandatory for houses | CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has called for installation of solar rooftops to be made mandatory for all upcoming residential societies and has sought a ban on use of diesel generator sets in highly-polluted urban areas such as Delhi.


So cool - or Not!

A new study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) offers some cold, hard facts - it suggests that when the outdoor temperature increases to 40oC, a 5-star rated room air-conditioner (RAC) starts performing like a 2-star rated RAC; at above 45oC, it is worse than a 1-star RAC.


We hope to achieve a green footprint of 10 billion sq ft in the next eight years

Dr Prem C Jain is a business entrepreneur who founded Spectral Services Consultants (now an AECOM company) in 1980 with a mission to provide energy-efficient, fire-safe, fully coordinated mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) services design for all varieties of planned buildings in India.


5-star ACs are working like 2-star models

Efficient air-conditioners (ACs) may well be a misnomer, according to a recent study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). An AC with energy ratings of five-stars performs like one with two-stars when the temperature soars to 40ºC.


The country lacks institutions that can actually enforce laws

Environmentalist and activist Sunita Narain has been instrumental in raising environmental awareness and bringing about sustainable change in India. Honoured with the Padma Shri in 2005, she has chaired the Tiger Task Force, has been a member of the Prime Minister´s Council for Climate Change and t..


Waste to wealth

Solid waste management (SWM) is becoming an area of acute concern in India. A recent report submitted to the National Green Tribunal by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) revealed that nearly 76 per cent of all cities indiscriminately dump their solid waste in violat..


Waste to Resource

Today, the problem of construction and demolition (C&D) waste is becoming too hard to handle. It´s time for city corporations to take immediate action, developers and contractors to get more responsible


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