Across the world, the buildings we reside in and manage our businesses out of, consume electricity, water, energy and other natural resources. Our buildings are known to consume almost 35% to 40% of the energy around us, a large chunk of it during the construction stage. The building industry produces some of the largest amounts of ‘demolition waste’ that can have an adverse impact on our environment and ecological life cycles. The construction and operation of buildings and cities as vital as may be, also implies the inevitable and slow destruction and depletion of our forests, ground cover, water, and energy. While the expansion and development of our communities are unavoidable, the design, construction, and operation of our buildings can certainly help reduce the overall impact of man-made construction on human health and the natural environment.Read More..
With an eye on the impending election to the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in February 2017, the Devendra Fadnavis led BJP government in Maharashtra is in the midst of launching several infrastructure projects amounting to almost Rs 1 Lakh Crore (USD $15 billion). This list of projects will focus on the development of infrastructure in Mumbai to include water reuse and recycling, solid waste management, expansion of the Mumbai Metro line, development of the Mumbai coastal road and the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, construction of ports and jetties, and roads.Read More..