Mahindra Lifespaces & TERI Complete 5 Years of Research on Resource-Efficient Buildings
Mahindra Lifespaces, the real estate and infrastructure development arm of the Mahindra Group, and The Energy and Resources Institute (‘TERI’) published key findings from five years of research on resource-efficient buildings, materials and technologies tailored to Indian climates and conditions. Led by a team of experts at the Mahindra-TERI Center of Excellence (CoE), a first-of-its-kind joint research initiative between Mahindra Lifespaces and TERI, these findings comprise guidebooks and toolkits.
Mahindra Lifespaces and TERI also announced the commencement of Phase-2 of research efforts at the CoE, which will continue to focus on developing science-based solutions for India’s construction industry.
Arvind Subramanian, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, added, “With much of India’s future building stock yet to take shape, the real estate industry can play a critical role in meeting our country’s Net Zero goals and SDG commitments, while at the same time crafting buildings designed for superior user comfort and well-being. We are delighted to continue our partnership with TERI to support the widespread adoption of resource-efficient design and construction practices. The Mahindra-TERI Centre Excellence will continue to work towards bridging the gap in publicly available data, tools and guidelines to support the development of green buildings in India.”
Research at the Mahindra-TERI CoE is aligned to multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the United Nations – SDG 13 on climate action; SDG 7 on clean and sustainable energy; and SDG 6 on sustainable water use. The Mahindra-TERI CoE has generated interest from researchers, students, government institutions, academia, and industry globally. The University of New-South Wales, Sydney, has signed an agreement with TERI for testing the thermal properties of materials developed in its research lab at the CoE. Industry partners such as Asahi India Glass Ltd. (AIS) will help augment the testing capabilities of the Mahindra-TERI CoE with equipment for testing transparent materials such as glass.