Views, Interviews and Analysis

Role of Stakeholders in the Development of Green Buildings Market in India - Part II

By : Amresh Deshpande, Jun 11, 2012In this second installment of our three part series by the Energy Efficiency Influence Team at Schneider Electric India, the role of different stakeholders in the development of the market for... Read more..

What to expect on this World Environment Day?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Jun 5, 2012Its 5th of June and it’s the 40th anniversary of the World Environment Day (WED). This article provides an overview of what this year’s WED has in store for us. Its 5th of June and it’s the 40th... Read more..

What is the Square Footage per Accredited Professional for your Green Building Rating System?

By : Amresh Deshpande, Jun 4, 2012In this three part series, the Energy Efficiency Influence Team at Schneider Electric India will discuss possible bottlenecks impacting the growth of the green building market in India. In the first... Read more..

Financing models of energy efficiency project – an overview

By : Jyoti Deka, May 22, 2012As the market for energy efficiency evolves, new financing models involving third party lenders or investors are also emerging in order to address specific needs of the owners and service providers... Read more..

Shaping Sustainable Development to 2017

By : Ratnakar Gedam, May 17, 2012Upcoming GOI plans for sustainable habitat have a significant emphasis on plans/initiatives related to mass transit. Transportation and mobility infrastructure that India requires in this next... Read more..

Amidst investor demands, is a policy framework for Sustainability Reporting on the horizon?

By : Shradha Kapur, May 14, 2012Among the many activities and initiatives gaining steam in the run up to the Rio+20 summit in June 2012, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition is ramping up efforts to get UN member... Read more..

Post-Durban Climate Summit: What should be India’s Strategy?

By : Vijeta Rattani, May 11, 2012The article presents a synopsis of the discussions at the Durban COP, the potential implications for India’s position on climate change and stresses on the need for India to step up as a leader to... Read more..

E-Waste Rules rolled out, but is the Indian Industry Prepared?

By : Roselin Dey, May 2, 2012The E-waste Rules come into effect from May 2012, but the lack of binding targets and the unpreparedness of the Indian Industry paints a dismal picture for its meaningful adoption. ----In the past... Read more..
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Multiple sustainability standards make reporting an arduous task for India Inc.

By : Roselin Dey, Mar 22, 2012This article is a reflection piece on the lack of a true business case for companies to take up an even strenuous exercise of reporting under product specific or domain specific standards in the... Read more..

Indian Solar Sector – Shining or hiding behind the clouds?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Feb 3, 2012National Solar Mission’s second round of bidding for the remaining 350MW of Phase I that concluded in November’11 surprised industry veterans not only in India but across the globe with the price... Read more..

India on the Zero Carbon Index

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 3, 2012The article presents an insight into the RICS Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index which considers zero carbon in the built environment as a directional goal. For the past three years, Royal Institution... Read more..

Different Strokes: The sustainability journey of an energy industry consultant

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 3, 2012In this next piece in our series “Different Strokes”, we are presenting a snapshot of the career journey of a veteran energy industry professional Dr. J.C. Datta Roy, currently the CEO of Dalkia... Read more..
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Interview: “Nokia's environmental work is based on life cycle thinking"' says Head-Sustainability of Nokia-India

By : Pramita Sen, Dec 28, 2011Mr. Pranshu Singhal, Head-Sustainability at Nokia-India discusses what makes this world class corporate a sustainability icon. “Nokia's environmental work is based on life cycle thinking” – What are... Read more..
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Prefabrication – A stepping stone to sustainable development in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 23, 2011Revolutionary housing concepts like the ‘India Concept House’- a prefabricated building solution-can help achieve cost savings both in the short term and over the life of the structure. Given the... Read more..
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Wastewater woes: Learnings from Tirupur

By : Pranay Kumar, Dec 21, 2011In the following article, the authors discuss the waste water woes at the Tirupur textile hub. Testing of wastewater at Tirupur Textile UnitDyeing is a method, which imparts beauty to the textile by... Read more..
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