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M:OFA Unveils Air-Filtering Green Office for the Delhi Pollution Control Committee

M:OFA Unveils Air-Filtering Green Office for the Delhi Pollution Control Committee

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee's design brief for their new building called for an affirmation of the organization’s purpose, which is to improve environmental quality through sustainability.

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Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

There are few things more disappointing than reaching into your refrigerator for a nice fresh piece of produce only to be greeted by a slimy, stinking glob of mush in a bag. While you could have sworn you

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

According to a report by the international Renewable Energy Industry Institute based in Germany, the total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year at 34 billion tons.

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its

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Striking Heritage School With Stone Walls and Curved Roofs Mimics the Rolling Green Hills of India

Striking Heritage School With Stone Walls and Curved Roofs Mimics the Rolling Green Hills of India

Situated on a lovely green ten acre plot, the Heritage School constructed within the confines of a tight budget was designed with great respect for the land. The curved roofs blend into the hills while

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The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

Located in the city of Bhopal, the SunCarrier Omega Building is the first net-zero energy building in India. The building features sun-tracking solar photovoltaic generators integrated with large

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McDonalds to Open All-Vegetarian Location in India

McDonalds to Open All-Vegetarian Location in India

A Big Mac may be the international sign for McDonald's, but not in India. The fast-food giant will open its very first all-vegetarian location in the South-Asian country next year, as part of a move to

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Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Activewear giant Puma opened its first “sustainable” store in a suburb of Bangalore, India on Thursday. The 8,600-square-foot building is entirely solar powered, and more than 90 percent of

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The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategies In India

The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategies In India

With this summer seeing record scorching temperatures and blackouts in India, the Courtyard House seems prepared to deal with the high temperatures. Designed by Mumbai-based Sanjay Puri Architects, the

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350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

India suffered one of its worst blackouts in a decade this Monday morning when high demand for electricity cut off power to seven northern states and over 360 million people.  India's electricity demand

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Himalayan Village: A Charming Mountain Resort Made of Local Materials in Northern India

Himalayan Village: A Charming Mountain Resort Made of Local Materials in Northern India

The Himalayan Village is located in northern India's Parvati Valley, which has become a destination for backpackers, rock climbers and nature lovers in recent years because of the area's pristine

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Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer used to be a household name for Aspirin, but now the multinational corporation will be known for developing the first building in the world to receive as many as 64 out of 69 possible points from

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Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

The French nuclear engineering company Areva was awarded a contract this week by Indian power company Reliance Power Ltd. to build the largest concentrated solar power installation in Asia, which

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India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

Any building destined for Antarctica's frigid frontier has to be really tough so Bof Architekten built India's massive Bharathi Research Station out of 134 rugged, prefab containers. Restricted by extreme

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The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

Designed by architect Nagesh H D, the Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, Karnataka, India, is a spectacular collection of eco-spaces set in the valley facing the Nilgiris Mountains. The

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Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Blind people have been long overlooked when it comes to social advancement and technological innovation, and Moallem's labeler offers a simple, affordable solution that will have its largest impact in the

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Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

The new cultural centre is located in the capital city of the Punjab state and is situated on a 75-acre site overlooking the town. Divided into two sections that straddle a ravine, the memorial is joined

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Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

The very mention of India all too often evokes images of mundane, densely-populated streets, which is exactly the stereotype Adin Design meant to shake off with this beautiful rainbow-hued facade.

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Sarvajal’s Solar Powered Water ATM Franchises Provide Clean Water in India

Sarvajal’s Solar Powered Water ATM Franchises Provide Clean Water in India

Sarvajal, which is run by Piramal Water Private, was started back in 2008 and is a limited for-profit social enterprise with the mission of providing affordable, accessible and pure water for all. The

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Urban Renewal Initiative Revitalizes Three Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

Urban Renewal Initiative Revitalizes Three Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

The Urban Renewal Initiative in New Delhi, India, is a program that promotes the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in the Muslim World. The restoration and

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Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

The curvilinear building extensively makes use of locally sourced, recycled, and natural building materials like bamboo, fly ash, recycled wood, scraps metal, and stone. Built surrounding the Lotus Pond,

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The Farm Art Hotel Delights Guests With Recycled Art and Farm Fresh Food

The Farm Art Hotel Delights Guests With Recycled Art and Farm Fresh Food

The Farm features work by artists both emerging and established, and focuses on those who use recycled or repurposed materials. Each of the six rooms has its own character and décor, and each either

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LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies India have unveiled the world's first 60-watt equivalent LED lightbulb for under $15! We all know how much electricity LED bulbs save, but up until now, cost

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Terra Cotta-Colored Lupin Research Center Merges Western Tech with Eastern Philosophy

Terra Cotta-Colored Lupin Research Center Merges Western Tech with Eastern Philosophy

The head of the mandala is comprised of the administrative complex on the top of the hill while the main research center travels from south to north and wraps around a central courtyard. Attracted to the

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GMS Grande Palladium: Insane Mumbai Office Looks Like It’s Straight Out of Star Wars

GMS Grande Palladium: Insane Mumbai Office Looks Like It’s Straight Out of Star Wars

The GMS Grande Palladium is hoisted 8 meters above the ground to create a landscaped courtyard that is more interconnected with the street level. The main lobby of the building is located here as well as

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The Capital: James Law’s Shiny New Commercial Complex Will Have a “Digital Eye”

The Capital: James Law’s Shiny New Commercial Complex Will Have a “Digital Eye”

Cybertecture, which is what Law calls his philosophy, is a combination of innovation, technology and the urban fabric in a way that is environmentally conscious and sustainable. Law's goal is to create

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Chulha Stove Could Help Stop 1.6 Million Smoke Inhalation Deaths

Chulha Stove Could Help Stop 1.6 Million Smoke Inhalation Deaths

The Chulha is a low-tech stove for healthy indoor cooking designed through Phillip's Philanthropy By Design program. The stove has undergone many iterations since the project began and the project has

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Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry

Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry

Whether you grew up in the city or were a suburban-raised child, the issue of child labor was most likely outside of the realm of your understanding. Today, the labor exploitation of children is still a

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Solar-Powered Piezoelectric Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in India

Solar-Powered Piezoelectric Sports Stadium Breaks Ground in India

Each section, or ripple, contains a different sporting activity space. The “droplets” vary in size, design and purpose, but Studio Symbiosis unified each section by designing them to symbolize

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Spiretec’s 20 Storey Vertical Garden Is a Green Lung for Greater Noida, India

Spiretec’s 20 Storey Vertical Garden Is a Green Lung for Greater Noida, India

The double-layer outer skin is made with geometric patterns that reflect ancient Indian culture while also creating a ventilation space. This skin also controls how much sunlight enters the building,

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