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Designing a sustainable India

Designing a sustainable India

Sustainable development in India encompasses a variety of development schemes. A new generation of more robust, lighter, and more sustainable building materials can help solve many problems in the industry and push current practices toward being more sustainable. Sustainable architecture is a form of architecture that incorporates a design that is environmentally friendly and built to be sustainable.

The planet’s environmental impact is highly significant to all of us, and we all coexist with the entire system. Whatever building materials, technology, or substances we use, we must use elements that don’t impact the environment. Architects and interior designers undoubtedly play a significant role, perhaps on a tiny scale, but their impact is seen on a large scale. While discussing sustainability, Tushar Mistry, Principal Architect of TMDS,
states, “In terms of interior architecture, the first thing is to decrease waste, conserve and recycle water, use
clean renewable energy resources, and boost energy efficiency.” “Biophilic design” is a term that we use these
days. That signifies you to have a human connection to the outside world. So the five-element wall levels the light that is available on this planet, allowing you to make the best use of what is naturally available in renewable energy sources.

Making sustainable projects will lead us to a safe future, for which certain policies and certifications are a
must. Considering this, Dr. Mala Singh, Founder & Director of PEC Greening India, emphasises that “Certifications re always a well-defined tool for self-evaluation and selfintrospection in terms of design sustainability, green supply chain processes, construction management practises, and understanding your lifecycle cost assessment of your
materials and resources.” She elaborates further, citing water management, energy management, and waste management
methods, as well as other issues of indoor air quality, where she highlights the global standards, and the 17
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Every company in India, including those on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ list must disclose their SDG targets and responsibility reporting structure. As a green building certification, the certificates can be used by any company for their current facilities or by a developer for a new project. There is a requirement for monitoring and analysis to fulfil the needs of global standards, which are the SDGs.

When we analyse the data, it becomes much more credible to perform the disclosure in a very transparent manner.


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