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.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Elko Properties And Developers Private Limited Vs The District Geologist, Department of Mining And Geology, Thrissur District & Others dated 04/04/2018 regarding refusal on the part of Department of Mining and Geology to accept the application of the Elko Properties for issuance of transit passes, so as to extract ordinary earth for building purposes citing the necessity of an environmental clearance certificate.

As urban overheating is increasing, there is a strong public interest towards mitigation strategies to enhance comfortable urban spaces, for their role in supporting urban metabolism and social life. The study presents an assessment of the existing thermal comfort and usage of San Silvestro Square in Rome during the summer, and performs the simulation of cooling strategies scenarios, to understand their mitigation potential for renovation projects.

Panaji: In an effort to tackle air pollution in towns and cities, the central government has set out to ensure that dust mitigation measures for construction and demolition activities are compulsor

CHENNAI: While the Tamil Nadu government spent hundreds of crores of taxpayer money to restore the Cooum river, miscreants have wreaked havoc on the project piling tonnes of construction and plasti

Cities could tackle the global problem of rising levels of waste and depleted resources by using organic waste, such as bananas, potatoes and maize as building materials, Arup predicts. Globally the construction industry is one of the largest users of raw materials; in the UK alone it accounts for 60 per cent of all raw materials consumed.

The present work is mainly focused on the Geotechnical properties of the areas in Gandhinagar district. The recent growth which is associated with urbanization in Gandhinagar -Ahmedabad Township calls for appropriate geotechnical investigations of soils of the area. Representative soil samples were collected from the Sabarmati River bed near Gandhinagar area and were investigated as per Indian standard for their index properties with a view to classifying for their use in infrastructural development.

Simple mud concrete bricks provide the most affordable and sustainable houses in the tropics, a Sri-Lankan study suggests.

The 2016 Rules supersede the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000 and expand the ambit of application to every urban local body, including outgrowths in urban agglomerations, census towns, areas under

CPCB has brought `Guidelines on Environmental Management of C&D Wastes' in compliance of Rule 10 sub-rule 1(a) of the C&D Waste Management Rules, 2016 and has attempted to address the issues pertaining to abatement of adverse environmental impacts arising from C&D waste management activities.

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