ITT India, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, today signed an MoU with Selecto Systems Pvt Ltd to help make GreenSpaces, the most energy-efficient commercial building in the world.

With environmental issues becoming a major predicament in recent decades JD Birla Institute Department of Home Science, Commerce and Management geared up to organise a one day seminar on Saturday.

In a cityscape dotted by energy guzzling high-rises, the municipal corporation has decided to set the precedent for going green.

Spurred by environmental concerns, the West Bengal Government is set to make it mandatory to have rainwater harvesting and solar power facilities in buildings. "Global warming and climate change are threatening us. We must, therefore, have greenhouse concepts like solar power and rainwater harvesting in new buildings. I am talking to my urban development minister to include these in the Municipal Act so that it becomes mandatory for all,' Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said today. Inaugurating the 'Realty Expo 2008' of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), he described paucity of housing as a national problem and said his government was stressing on construction of housing projects both by the government, private players and through public-private partnership (PPP). With the PPP model having been successfully implemented in the state's housing sector, the government now wanted the private players to take up construction of related infrastructure like roads, bridges and flyovers, he said. Pointing out that Rs 15 crore had been collected towards construction workers' welfare after the government made it mandatory for real estate developers to contribute to it, the Chief Minister appealed to private developers for greater contribution towards the welfare fund.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has been announcing various benefits for execution of eco-housing program

In a collaborative effort to streamline energy building codes, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)and the Union Power Ministry's Bureau of Energy Efficiency have decided to provide energy conservation building code Tip Sheets and Technology Atlas to those associated with construction sector. These Tip Sheets and Technology Atlas would be distributed to architects, developers, engineers and building energy efficiency professionals to help them improve energy efficiency and to meet India's energy conservation goals.

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Meinhard Von Gerkan, a partner in the German architectural firm GMP, was in Delhi recently to prospect for ventures in India, particularly in light of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 in New

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