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Green roofs offer a series of benefits to buildings and to the urban environment. Their use in dry climates requires optimizing the choice of their components (i.e., vegetation, substrate and drainage layer) for the specific local climatic conditions, in order to minimize irrigations needs while preserving the attributes of the roof. In this study, we calibrated and validated an existing hydrological model—IHMORS—for the simulation of the hydrological performance of green roofs.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Global investors, policymakers and experts will converge in Nairobi mid-March to discuss opportunities in the green buildings sector across Sub-Saharan Africa, the forum organiz

Environment ministry bats for real estate exemption

The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) is an auction-based pay-for-performance mechanism that was originally developed by the World Bank to attract investment to projects that reduce methane emissions. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the PAF climate auction model could be translated effectively to the residential new building sector.

Amid concerns about unscientific construction practises, the Kerala government is considering promoting a 'green habitat' concept giving thrust to eco-friendly and reusable building materials, natu

Developing countries can meet climate targets promised in the landmark Paris Agreement by catalyzing trillions of dollars in private investments through a combination of smart policy reforms and innovative business models, according to Creating Markets for Climate Business, a new report by IFC.

Unified bylaws make solar power essential for large mansions & public spaces across Rajasthan

As part of the Centre’s initiative to ‘Make India Energy Efficient’, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) — a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings and the Union Power Ministry — wil

Green certified buildings in India deliver an additional health and climate benefit of USD 12 for every dollar in energy savings, a recent survey said.

JAIPUR: Government of Rajasthan will offer all possible support and cooperation in further accelerating the growth and spread of green buildings in the state, said Ashok Jain, IAS, chief secretary,

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