• 30/08/2007

Growth of Indian building sector and growth of glitz

Experts today believe that buildings account for a sixth of the world's fresh water withdrawals, a quarter of its wood harvest, and two-fifths of its material and energy flows. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (ipcc) report, Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change, estimates that the growth of direct emissions from buildings was 26 per cent between 1970 and 1990. The report reckons that adoption of energy efficiency measures could lead to a 30 per cent fall in the building sector's green house gas (ghg) emissions by 2003. Buildings thus offer a great chance to reduce