MNRE to Host National Conference on Green Design: Buildings & Habitats

Griha India Green Building Conference

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in association with the Association for Development and Research on Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH) and The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) invites participants and exhibitors for a National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitats during January 7-8, 2011 at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003. The Conference is expected to attract participation from practioners, academicians, policy-makers, builders and experts from India and abroad from the field of Green Buildings.

The Conference will be inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy. The main objective of the Conference is to bring together experts, practitioners and stakeholders onto one platform, through paper presentations, seminars and exhibitions. It would facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships and networking among governments, academia, civil society organisations and professionals from different disciplines, like architecture, engineering and construction management. In short, the event would provide an excellent opportunity for participants to interact with a wide and diverse community working on the macro and micro aspects of green development.

The major sessions in the Conference will be as under:

  • Innovation strategies and technologies for green habitats
  • National rating system GRIHA, its implementation and capacity building
  • Green design for affordable housing
  • High Level Ministerial Session: Policy and imperatives for green building design
  • Power of integrated approach to design: Economics, environment and education
  • Green design for institutional buildings, campuses and townships
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy options in green building design

Key speakers at the Conference include Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Govt. of India, Prof. Federico Butera, Professor, Building & Environment Science & Technology (BEST) Politecnico di Milano, Milano and Ms. Anupama Kundoo, Architect & Asst. Professor, Parsons The New School for Design, New York.

Interested participants and exhibitors can click here to visit the Conference website or contact:

Shri Kamal Kishor
Tel: 011-24682100
Email: info(at)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Government of India
Block No. 14, CGO Complex
Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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