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1.GRFG panels for the mass housing segment

IIT-Madras analyses thermal performance of GFRG demo building


2.Grundfos India eyes the Bangladesh market

CW reports from Denmark on the company’s business model and expansion plans


3.Will all sports stadiums in India adopt CIAL’s model of solarisation?

The Cochin International Airport (CIAL) model solar project should come up in all sports stadiums in India


4.20 per cent of India’s new homes to become green by 2022

A first-of-its-kind, voluntary, private sector-led initiative, the Sustainable Housing LeadershipConsortium (SHLC), is working towards mainstreaming green homes in India. The aim is for at least 20 per cent of India’s new housing developments to be green by 2022.


5.India needs indigenous solutions for smart cities

While countries are vying to associate themselves with India´s ambitious Smart Cities mission, a noted UN specialist has cautioned India, saying that it should look for indigenous solutions as it can not fall back on examples from other countries.


6.UN Montreal Protocol event

The United Nations 34th Montreal Protocol Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting was held on July 11-17, 2014 in Paris to discuss global efforts to phase down emissions of ozone depleting substances.


7.The possibility of Vijayawada being the new capital will definitely impact real estate.

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) handles various departments such as urban community development, city planning, department of engineering, horticulture and education. A compact city, there has been no expansion to Vijayawada´s limit since 1985. C Hari Kiran, Municipal Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation speaks to AHLAM


8.GVK receives Carbon Accreditation certificate

GVK received the Carbon Accreditation certificate on World Environment Day for its Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport project in Mumbai. This programme assesses the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions.


9.UN Urges POSCO to Halt Construction of plant

United Nations´ independent human rights experts have urged POSCO to immediately halt the construction of its steel plant in Odisha. POSCO has invested US$ 12 billion for this project.


10.UN raises concern on PPP projects in India

According to a report by the United Nations (UN), public private partnership (PPP) projects in India do not necessarily lead to improved disaster risk assessment and management, and they may underplay disaster risks or lead to their transfer as shared costs to the public sector or to city residents. The international agency said this in its Global Assessment Report (GAR) on disaster risk reduction. The 2013 GAR study on disaster risk reduction is the third biennial report coordinated by the UN's