Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BCIL – T-ZED Homes

In Bangalore, a new development called T-ZED ( Towards Zero Energy Development ) has been going on. It looks look amazing, as seen in the video. Technologies from ammonia chillers and geo-thermal heating  to the more clich├ęd solar cells have been implemented. I want to visit this place when I go to Bangalore for summer. I want to see how the delivery process was carried out to see the impact of it on the business end of things.

Also, BBC made a video on this . Check it out.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Making the Green Decision

Hi,

Do you want to start greening your house , office, any building ?

I know we have all have our own (mis)conceptions of how much each of these ‘green’ features might cost and its corresponding payback period. So this website gives us a heads up on all these information and lets us make a cost/benefit analysis. It gives us information like the percentage saved and the rate of return on green investments.

Link

In the news!

Got this from Bear Market Investments. Its a little selfish on my part( see the bold letters). Anyway looks like a light in the end of the tunnel to me.

Link

The 2009 economy and your wallet

Your strategy if you’re young: The U.S. economy is probably going to need fewer investment bankers and mortgage brokers for a long while. Younger people can invest in very different kinds of skills. If Obama’s New Deal 2.0 takes root, this would be a good time to be studying civil engineering or green building design. Health care and education were always relatively recession-proof; Obama’s plan would help to keep them that way.

Your strategy if you’re mid-career: Your way ahead is tougher. You can’t just quit your marketing job and start installing solar panels. But it certainly makes sense to look out for new kinds of business opportunities you can bring to your employer or perhaps new fields you can become the in-house expert on. For example, if you’re in finance, you might start learning about public works financing or what’s happening in the alternative-energy sector.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Useful links

My cousin sent me these links related to sustainability. Hope you find these useful.

http://www.hyperionpowergeneration.com/

https://www.openeco.org/

A video from TED:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

USGBC turns 15

The people behind the LEED game turns 15. They have put out a series of videos on green building and sustainability.Its pretty interesting with some LEED glorification, which I feel is absolutely warranted.

Watch it here:

http://in.youtube.com/user/wwwusgbc

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Calculate Your Footprint

Like most things in the world, you need to know or get convinced on why you need to go green.

So you need to audit yourself. Enter Carbon footprint calculator.

Take your footprint and see how much of impact you make to this world. Of course it might look exaggerated but its not!

http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/

Update:

This seems to be better:

http://www.myfootprint.org