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Leaders speak to Energetica India on Energy Positive Habitats

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Some of the key environmental and social challenges are associated with the building sector. Buildings consume large amounts energy and other resources and at the same time produce immense quantities of waste and pollution. Since buildings have a long life span; their effect on people and environment is long and continuing. This makes the building sector a critical issue in terms of sustainability. Higher energy efficiency and developing renewable energy resources are all desirable, but not adequate enough to make a substantial positive impact on  our environment. It is becoming clear that our energy needs have to be moderated through change in lifestyles, as well as the way we conceive and develop our habitats.
Based on the above thoughts; Auroville Green Practices is conducting a workshop called Energy Positive Habitats  from 30th August to 1st September 2012 at Auroville (near Pondicherry).
Energetica India spoke to the Leaders of the Industry to understand more on their thoughts on India's Sustainable Habitat scenario.  Facts from the discussion:
1. The Leaders believed that Indian developers have started looking at the space and there is still a long way to go 
2. The drivers for energy efficienct habitat in India are Energy Prices, Energy Shortage, Rapid Urbanization and Quest for Better Life
3. Lack of focussed policies and simple copy paste of foreign standards are considered as challenges for the industry, in addition to more public awareness
4. Energy Positive Buildings are expected to become maintstream in the long run
To learn more about the event, please visit  http://agp.aurovilleconsulting.com
Also first 15 Energetica India readers can avail of 10% Delegate Discount for the event.


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Sustainable Building | News published on 30 / 07 / 2012 by Bharat Vasandani

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