Developing countries should switch from unsustainable building practices to using alternative low-carbon building materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new UN report highlighted. The world adds buildings equivalent to the size of Paris every five days, states the report — Building Materials and The Climate: Constructing A New Future — by the UNEP, and the Yale Center for Ecosystems and Architecture.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Dutta Vs State of West Bengal dated 09/11/2021.

The matter related to the operation of two hot mix plants in Palmer Bazar Road and Goragacha Road, Kolkata.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bandhua Mukti Morcha Vs Rajeev Kumar & Others dated 08/10/2021.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action against pollution arising out of illegal business of building material and use of heavy machinery like cranes, earth movers, trucks, dumpers, trailers and tractors at plot no. 1 in the village and P.S. Pul Pehlad Pur, South-East district, New Delhi and Badarpur market, main Mathura Road, near Tughlakabad Metro Station, Badarpur, New Delhi.

Reply by Roads & Buildings Department, Telangana in the matter of Anumula Revanth Reddy Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/04/2021.

The matter related to allegations of flouting of environmental norms while demolishing the old secretariat building, Telangana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurinder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/11/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arjun Singh Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 07/07/2020. Grievance in this application is that M/s RDC Concrete India Pvt. Ltd., Faridabad is operating in violation of environmental norms. Ground water is also being extracted without requisite permission. Such operation is adversely affecting the environment. No action has been taken by the authorities.

Appreciating the decision of NGT (National Green Tribunal) of imposing Rs 2 crore fine on Gammon Construction and other Companies for dumping muck in Tawi River and polluting it, former MLA & P

Notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (erstwhile Ministry of Environment & Forests) S.O.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/11/2018 regarding management of fly ash generated by the Thermal Power Plants (TPP).

Cool materials with higher solar reflectance compared with conventional materials of the same color are widely used to maintain cooler urban fabrics when exposed to solar irradiation and to mitigate the Urban Heat Island (UHI). Photo-catalytic coatings are also useful to reduce air pollutants. Many studies related to these topics have been carried out during the past few years, although the lighting implication of reflective coatings have hardly been explored.