The building sector in India is rapidly emerging as a global center for green building construction.
Gender equality is key to sustainable development, so is no surprise that the subject is included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the relationship between environmental sustainability and women's empowerment has often been overlooked in practice—particularly in the construction industry.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an internationally accepted, verified and published report focusing on the ways in which a product affects the environment throughout its life cycle.
An EPD discloses the life cycle story of a product’s environmental impacts—from material extraction through production, shipping, consumption and disposal. EPDs do not act as product ratings; rather, they are informational resources that help architects, designers, specifiers and other purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental impacts.
GBCI is offering a two-day intensive workshop focused on the technical updates of the LEED v4 rating system. You can sign up to attend the workshop in Jaipur, Hyderabad or Chennai, India.
Jaipur I Sept. 8–9, 2017
Hyderabad I Sept. 22–23, 2017
Chennai I Oct. 13–14, 2017
The first annual Greenbuild India International Conference & Expo, will be taking place November 2–5, 2017, in Mumbai. Greenbuild India offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.
As the architectural and construction industries increasingly emphasize sustainability, more comprehensive methods are being developed to evaluate and reduce environmental impacts by buildings. Over the years, holistic environmental assessment of buildings, building components and building materials from has gained significant importance.
GBCI is a green business partner of the Sustainability in Design and Construction India (SICI) conference in Bengalaru, India. The eighth annual event brings together stakeholders in the building and construction industry in India to ensure a robust system certifying green credentials, as well as active participation by the government, builders and citizens to build structures that are both eco-friendly and responsive to citizen needs.
GBCI is launching "The Green Challenge"—a series on issues related to energy, the environment and sustainability for students in grades 6–8. The challenge will give teachers access to lessons from Learning Lab, an online platform for sustainability curriculum. For 2017, we have launched "Energy" as the theme under The Green Challenge Series, sponsored by UL.
Registration is now open for Greenbuild India. Held annually in the United States since 2002, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. This November, the award-winning event will be held for the first time in Mumbai, India.