Interview Archive

Fenestration industry has no dearth of growth: LGF Sysmac

With the recent influx of façade and window consultants growing in the country, we are positive that the industry will mature, and quality will prevail over cheap stick run of the mill products. Ashim Chugh, Director, LGF Sysmac India Pvt Ltd What’s your take on the performance of fenestration industry in India? As of now

“Building smart has become a necessity”

A well-designed building along the philosophy of green building design can be constructed at no or minor incremental cost. Dr. Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Energy efficiency is one of the important components of building design. What are the parameters to be considered for sustainable building design?

Riding the Wave of Smart Cities

Mala Singh, CMD, PEC Solutions Green Designs Pvt Ltd Feasible economic incentives, realistic and not idealistic planning schemes, visionary determination and leadership are the key drivers for development of Smart Cities in India. Mala Singh, a renowned green entrepreneur, has recently been appointed by the government bodies like CIDCO and Thane Municipal Corporation as an

Elevator technologies must for creating sustainable smart cities

Wolfgang Marzin, CEO, Messe Frankfurt GmbH Elevator technologies are key in ensuring sustainability in smart cities of the future. India is the second largest elevator market with expected growth of 16 per cent CAGR. How do you see this market growing? India is one of the biggest markets in the world. It is a market

IGBC: Committed to Green, Healthier India

IGBC has facilitated over 4.79 billion sq ft of registered green building footprint, thereby enabling India to have world’s second largest registered green building footprint. It also estimates the market potential for green materials & technologies to grow by $ 300 billion by 2025. Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council As per

Use of renewable energy: Way to energy efficient buildings

An efficient building is one which conserves energy, reduces unnecessary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and demand for non-renewable resources. Mala Singh, CMD,PEC Greening India The policy making authorities have recognised that demand side actions such as energy conservation and energy efficiency are imperative for India’s energy policy. Implementing a comprehensive approach in the direction

“Price will play a smaller role in decision making”

Going forward, it is essential for the industry to come and work together to create a fairer marketplace where products are evaluated in honesty on basis of their technological advancement. Anandita Kakkar, Deputy General Manager, Kryton Buildmat Co. Pvt. Ltd. The Indian construction chemical market is projected to reach $1,890 million by 2020. What opportunities

HIL redefining building materials industry

With Charminar Fortune, we are offering an alternate option to the customers for durable roofing solution, superior to metal sheets in every manner. Dhirup Roy Choudhary, Managing Director and CEO, HIL Limited HIL Limited, a CK Birla Group company, was established in 1946 and is one of the oldest building material companies in India. Today,

It takes an intention to build sustainable: Ar. Prem Nath

Most of the projects, today, aspire to be green, only to achieve green rating certificates, while there are developments which achieve ‘green’ and are then awarded green ratings & special citations. Ar. Prem Nath,Prem Nath and Associates Sustainable construction for today’s needs “Sustainable Construction, today, is an inevitable fact of life,” says Ar. Prem Nath

“Sustainability should be perceived as duty”

Sustainability, in my opinion, should be perceived as a duty of every citizen to adopt such norms for the sake of preservation of our resources for the next generation. Amol Prabhu, Partner,Shashi Prabhu & Associates (SPA) The most significant sustainable building SPA has built is the administrative building constructed over 8,700 sq. m. for IRICEN