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  • 9 natural DIY tips to cool your home this summer Apr 02, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    9 natural DIY tips to cool your home this summer

    “ACs and coolers are fine, but nothing evokes my memories of childhood summers like a ‘khus ki tatti‘,” says Gurgaon-based businessman, Avinash Arora. Confused? Arora spent his summer vacations in a little town named &#82

  • World Water Day: Wastewater management can tackle water scarcity Mar 22, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    World Water Day: Wastewater management can tackle water scarcity

    Global population growth, urbanisation, land use change, industrialisation, food production practices, increased living standards and poor water use practices, mean that the world today is facing a water quality crisis. India‘s urban areas generate &#82

  • World Water Day: Make every drop count! Mar 22, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    World Water Day: Make every drop count!

    More than two-thirds of the earth‘s surface is covered by water. However, very little of this is potable (safe to drink). Moreover, the available usable water, is not enough to meet the needs of &#82

  • India’s real estate sector must now promote green buildings Dec 12, 2016 09:00 AM IST

    India’s real estate sector must now promote green buildings

    India, in October 2015, pledged to cut its carbon emissions by 33%-35%, by 2030. Considering that the construction activities also contribute to pollution in various ways, while harnessing natural resources, there is a significant &#82

  • Transform your home into a green haven with Urban Farming Nov 29, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    Transform your home into a green haven with Urban Farming

    Q: What is one simple way of achieving a green home? A: With growing environmental consciousness, the trend of green homes is catching up. One simple way of achieving this is through growing plants &#82

  • Building homes, the natural way Nov 20, 2016 04:00 AM IST

    Building homes, the natural way

    Bangalore-based architect, Chitra Vishwanath, has been a pioneer in green living for over 25 years and has used her experience, to design ecological spaces that conserve and use natural resources judiciously. Her firm, BIOME &#82

  • Is your dream home really a ‘green‘ home? Jul 19, 2016 12:59 PM IST

    Is your dream home really a ‘green‘ home?

    Of late, home seekers have become increasingly aware of the short-term costs versus the long-term benefits of living in green buildings. Although green building concepts in the residential segment are more prevalent in super-luxury &#82

  • Water harvesting: The best way to end water shortages Jun 24, 2016 04:24 PM IST

    Water harvesting: The best way to end water shortages

    Global warming, climatic changes, increasing population, construction activities, industrialisation, etc. – all of these are likely to worsen the water shortage that we already face today.

  • Transform your home into a ‘green‘ space Jun 21, 2016 02:22 PM IST

    Transform your home into a ‘green‘ space

    Every now and then, home owners may need to make modifications to their properties. Such occasions could be an ideal time to incorporate eco-friendly changes that conserve water and improve energy efficiency. There are …

  • Bengaluru‘s ‘Rain Man‘: Why Rainwater Harvesting is the future of water conservation Jun 16, 2016 12:01 PM IST

    Bengaluru‘s ‘Rain Man‘: Why Rainwater Harvesting is the future of water conservation

    AR Shivakumar, a resident of Bengaluru, has not paid a penny for his family‘s water needs for the last 20 years. A pioneer in water harvesting techniques, he believes in the mantra, ‘be the …

  • How green buildings in Chennai and Delhi have fared Oct 21, 2013 09:09 AM IST

    How green buildings in Chennai and Delhi have fared

    Sulekha.com gives out an overview of performances of green buildings in Chennai and Delhi.

  • Here is why you should opt for green homes Aug 31, 2013 06:43 PM IST

    Here is why you should opt for green homes

    Kishor Pate of Amit Enterprises Housing elaborates on the need to go for green homes in the country. He stresses that such houses not only have higher resale values, but also reduces damage to the environment.

  • Pune`s new `Green Living` communities May 16, 2013 04:06 PM IST

    Pune`s new `Green Living` communities

    Over the last decade, lifestyle has evolved as an important and often decisive factor in the Indian real estate industry.

  • Why should you choose a 'Green' home in Pune Apr 30, 2013 11:53 AM IST

    Why should you choose a 'Green' home in Pune

    We have used science and technology to improve the quality of our lives, but the very progress that we are so proud is also proving to be a major danger to the planet.

  • Total architecture: Different kind of builders Apr 29, 2011 09:35 AM IST

    Total architecture: Different kind of builders

    Shibanee and Kamal Sagar showed that green homes can exist even in today's metros. Now it’s time for economics to catch up with aesthetics

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