Divya Trivedi

Ahmedabad, June 29 Betting big on the profitability of

The study focuses on the context of the scope of different strategies for carbon emission reduction from existing and new R&D technologies in the residential and commercial building sector of the developing countries. In order to do that it highlights the range of technologies and goods which could be applied in the residential and commercial building sector for reduction of carbon emissions.

MUMBAI: In an attempt to tackle the city's growing water shortage problem, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to pass a proposal making it mandatory for all new buildings to install water recycling systems. Here, grey water (household non-toxic water) is disinfected and then reused for non-potable purposes (see box).

Mandatory For New Buildings To Undertake Energy-Efficiency Measures
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THE unfortunate incident of the boy who fell to his death from the terrace of his apartment, after being scared by a pet dog at the Indian Airlines staff quarters recently, brings into focus the need for proper parapet walls in all flats in the city.

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Pre-cast or pre-fabricated building components have long been established in the developed world as a means of achieving efficiency, economy and quality in the construction sector. In India, the

Pune, September 05 Kumar Sublime, a project by Kumar Builders at Kondhwa, received the prestigious five-star eco-housing rating certificate from Municipal Commissioner at a function held recently. Arun Nigvekar and Prashant were among those presenton the occasion.
The certification has been initiated for the first time in the city. For the 5 star eco housing rating, the minimum criteria is 800 points. This is an interim certification till the completion of the project, said a press release.

Despite being located in the seismically highly vulnerable region, Uttarakhand shows an elaborate tradition of constructing multistoried houses. Both the local dialects of the region (Kumaoni and Garhwali) have unique words for identifying four different floors of a building. This suggests common occurrence of multistoried structures in the region. Rajgarhi area, Uttarkashi District has a large number of intact multistoried