Chandigarh, January 17
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in collaboration with the Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), organised a one-day symposium here today.

Addressing the meet, Vinay Parelkar, president of the IIA, said the world energy scenario showed that buildings and construction consumed the major share of the global energy. Thus, introduction to sustainable building design measures can make an important contribution to minimise the energy crisis. Buildings can be designed on passive heating and cooling concepts.

Surinder Bahga, chairman of the Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter of IIA, in his keynote address, claimed that a green building uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and was healthier as compared to a standard building.

Source: Tribune News Service