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Conference on Green Buildings on 1 & 2 August 2013 : Kolkata
HighLights
 
  •  At a time when environmental impacts are causing global warming, energy scarcity and water unavailability, experts made a fresh call to the Government to lead a vigorous Green Buildings Movement in India, including Eastern Region.
  • On the first of the two-day Conference on Green Buildings organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Eastern Region in Kolkata, the experts even demanded that the government adopt regulations to promote green townships.
  •  “The Government must lead by example by transforming Government Buildings into ‘Green’. They must set an example. If we are really serious about building a Green India, the Government must show the way and convince people of the need to conserve our finite resources,” said Prof Binoy Dutta, Chairman, West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB). Green buildings, he added, provide an excellent opportunity to optimise the use of natural resources and reduce operating costs from day one.
  • Prof Dutta lauded CII for striving hard and working closely with all stakeholders and supporting the cause of sustainability. “It is an imperative for a sustainable tomorrow, and I am sure that an event such as this will enable people to comprehend the importance of Green Buildings,” Prof Dutta said.
  • “Green Buildings will go a long run in addressing some national priorities –energy efficiency, water conservation, handling of house-hold waste, reduced use of fossil fuels, less dependence on use of virgin materials, health and wellbeing of citizens, etc.,” said Mr Pradeep Dhobale, Co-Chairman, CII National Committee on Environment, and Executive Director, ITC Ltd.
  • “Green building design, construction and operation should incorporate the latest innovative technologies, which are ecologically superior and can enhance occupants comfort,” added Mr Dhobale, in his Welcome Address.
  • Mr Dhobale also disclosed that the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has urged Calcutta High Court to ask pumps to stop selling fuel to the vehicles which cannot produce Pollution under Control (PUC) certificates. “This is one of the six measures that the board suggested to curb vehicular pollution in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA),” he said.
  • “CII would be pleased to work more closely with the Board and facilitate the promotion of Greener West Bengal,” Mr Dhabole added. 
  • On the first day, leading experts and industry stakeholders shared their thoughts and perspectives for a sustainable tomorrow.
  •  Ms Shakuntala Ghosh, Chairperson, Conference on Green Building & IGBC-Kolkata Chapter & Partner, Ghosh, Bose & Associates Architects, said Green Building is the only solution to the growing concerns over climate change and the associated hazards. In a detailed presentation, she made an impassioned call to strive to make the environment for all. “Only sustainable environment can ensure that,” said Ms Ghosh, warning that failure to do that will lead to catastrophic results for humans and Mother Earth.
  • Mr Dilip Chandra Chatterjee, Chairman, Indian Institute of Architects – West Bengal Chapter, called for synergies between stakeholders especially government agencies.
  • Also present at the Inaugural Session were Mr S Srinivas, Principal Counsellor, CII, and Dr Saugat Mukherjee, Regional Director, CII Eastern Region.
 
Description

IGBC-Kolkata chapter with the support of all the stakeholders in playing a catalytic role in spearheading the green building movement in the State. As on date, Kolkata has over 60 registered green building projects with a green building footprint of over 26 million sq.ft and 75 members to propagate this initiative.

In order to further facilitate the spread of the Green Building movement and provide new business opportunities in the State, IGBC organized a two-day Conference on Green Buildings on 1 & 2 August 2013 at Kolkata.


Objectives:

Create awareness on green building concepts
Expose the participants to the latest global trends in green buildings
Provide a platform for networking
Facilitate exploring new business opportunities

Who Attended?

Architects, Engineers, Interior designers, Builders & Energy modelers, International Agencies ,Developers , Electrical consultants, Landscape consultants, Corporate Green Building Facilitators, Lighting Consultants, Government Representatives, Plumbing consultants, Contractors Green Product / Equipment , Educational Institutions, Manufacturers, Consultants, Project Management, HVAC Consultants, Town Planners, etc.

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Knowledge Resources
You will get access to following Knowledge Resources by subscribing to the Digital Library of this event.
 
Mr Pradeep Dhobale, Executive Director, ITC Ltd at the Inaugural Session of the Green Building Conference
Ar Shakuntala Ghosh, Partner, Ghosh, Bose & Associates, Architects (GBA) at the Inaugural Session of the Green Building Conference
Prof Binay K Dutta, Chairman, West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Govt. of WB at the Inaugural Session of the Green Building Conference
Ar Dilip Chandra Chatterjee, Chairman, IIA West Bengal & Member – Technical Committee, West Bengal Building Code at the Inaugural Session of the Green Building Conference
Mr S Srinivas, Principal Counsellor CII - Godrej GBC at the Inaugural Session of the Green Building Conference
Ar Shakuntala Ghosh, Partner, Ghosh, Bose & Associates Architects (GBA) on “Sustainability: The Need and Future Trends”
Mr S Srinivas, Principal Counsellor, CII - Godrej GBC on “Sustainability: The Need and Future Trends”
Mr Laurent Fournier, Architectural Consultant, Fournier & Roy Architects on “Sustainability: The Need and Future Trends”
Mr K PS Ramesh, Principal Consultant & MD, Air Treatment Engineering Pvt Ltd on “Sustainability: The Need and Future Trends”
An open house discussion on “Sustainability: The Need and Future Trends”
Mr K S Venkatagiri, Principal Counsellor, CII-Godrej GBC on “Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy- The Future of Building Sustenance”
Building envelope protection : Sustainable Approach by Mr Nilesh Sonawane, Leader- Business Development, Owens Corning – Building Material Group
Geothermal Air-conditioning by Mr A Chandra Sekhar, Executive Director –Technical, Magus Energy Ltd
Net Zero Energy Building by Mr Ashish Jain, Sustainability Senior Consultant, Building Engineering – India, AECOM India
An open house discussion on “Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy- The Future of Building Sustenance”
Mr Anil Vaswani, Director, The Wesman Engg Co Pvt Ltd on “Green Urban Spaces & Green Equipment”
Urban Green spaces in India: Needs & Opportunities by Ms Anuradha Rathore, Principal Designer, Salient Design Studio
Innovative Technologies for Smart Cities by Mr Sreenath P Venkatesan, Country Leader - Smarter Planet, Solutions, IBM India Private Ltd
Trends & Technologies in Organic Waste Management by Mr Saurabh Shah, Head - OWC Business, Excel Industries Ltd
An open house discussion on “Green Urban Spaces & Green Equipment”
Ar Shakuntala Ghosh, Partner, Ghosh, Bose & Associates, rchitects (GBA) on “Codes, Standards & Case Studies”
ITC’s Experience in Greening Existing & New Buildings by Mr Niranjan Khatri, GM, ITC Ltd
Case Study- Siruseri- India’s Largest Green IT Park by Mr V Ravi, GM – IPD, TCS Ltd
IBECC- Knowledge web-portal for ECBC by Dr Vishal Garg, Head, Center for IT in Building, IIT Hyderabad
Mr P K Banerjee, President –Technical, Space Group on “Case Studies on Green Buildings”
Case Studies on Green Buildings & Cost Benefits by Mr Tanmay Tathagat, Director, Environmental Design Solutions
Case Studies on Green Buildings by Mr J P Agrawal, Architect, Agrawal & Agrawal
A Panel Discussion on “Green Building Legislation”
 
Charges to access Event
 
Participant TypeAmount (in Rs)
Member
2000
NonMember
3000