GRIHA summit 2016: Paving way for a sustainable future
As a part of its commitment to sustainable and green development, Parryware with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have taken the initiative to power the “GRIHA Summit 2016”.
The theme of the four day summit is “Cities of the Future” where issues ranging from combating climate change by Indian cities to leading them into a sustainable future, will be discussed.
The annual summit serves as a knowledge sharing platform among governments, academia, civil society organizations and professionals from different disciplines like architecture, engineering and construction.
The 2016 summit, focuses on water distress in growing cities, curbing greenhouse emissions, turning waste into building blocks, social upliftment and income equality, censored habitats, unveiling the latest innovations and trends in the field of sustainability, post disaster resettlement of cities in a sustainable way and to attain Green sustainable lifestyle – to reduce the carbon footprint of individuals by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet.
“We were extremely pleased and honored to have partnered with the GRIHA Summit. It is one of the leading platforms that addresses the most vital topic of building a sustainable future. Parryware’s commitment to environment conservation and constant endeavor towards the development of technology solutions for saving water and energy has led to innovate, the eco-range of sustainable products. Our offerings include high efficiency flushing systems, sensor operated faucets, shower panels, waterless urinals, which help conserve water, a rapidly diminishing natural resource. These products are endorsed by GRIHA and can be used by the retail consumers. We are working on our footprint reduction projects – energy conservation, greenhouse gas reduction, water conservation and waste reduction. This accomplishment asserts the fact that our products are environmentally sustainable and meet the GRIHA parameters to support the cause of green buildings.” said Pau Abello Pellicer, MD, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd.
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI & President, GRIHA Council said, “The dovetailing between BEE and GRIHA’s works has led us to a process where we have an example of what good, clean and liveable buildings can be like. Considering that two-thirds of infrastructure to exist in 2030 is yet to be built, it presents us with a huge opportunity to ensure that all new buildings are green. With the strong support of MNRE, GRIHA provides a platform to both enable and ensure this green-ness.”