Knowledge Centre – Passive Strategies


Advancing Net Zero

Advancing Net Zero is WorldGBC’s global project which aims to promote and...

IGBC has launched the Rating System for Net Zero Energy Buildings in India

The Indian Green Building Council has come out with Net Zero Energy...

ECBC 2017 will prepare the future building stock to achieve net zero energy goals

The major update to the Energy Conservation Building Code of India (ECBC)...

USGBC Launches LEED Zero, to Address Net Zero Carbon Operations and Resources in LEED Green Building Projects

LEED Zero complements LEED to verify the achievement of net zero goals...

A report by the New Buildings Institute shows the overlap between LEED certification and zero energy

Green building rating systems such as LEED have become stringent over time...

Montreal Protocol extended to global warming HFC gases

Montreal Protocol was amended to completely phase out HFCs by 2047. This can prevent global temperature rise by 0.5 ºC. HFCs do not deplete the ozone layer but can cause greater global warming than carbon dioxide. Targets for reducing HFC use is different for developed and developing countries. Developed countries like US have committed to reducing HFC use to 85% of 2011 levels. Baseline year for India and few other developing nations like Iran, Pakistan is 2024, while the reduction target of 85% and milestone year of 2047 remain the same. More than 190 countries gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, in October 2016 to sign the amendment during the 28th Meeting of Parties to Montreal Protocol. Read more..

Zero Energy Building at National Singapore University

Construction for School of Design and Environment at National Singapore University, designed to be a net zero energy building, has started. Energy savings measures like natural ventilation and daylight access are coupled with a roof top solar PV plant to push this building to net zero. Serie Architects and Multiply Architects collaborated to develop the design.
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Environmental Audits for Delhi Government Buildings

National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi Development Authority to conduct environmental audits in all government buildings in Delhi as a measure to against rising air pollution checks in Delhi. The audits will include solid waste collection and disposal, sewage and indoor air quality systems. NGT has also specified that guidelines to curb pollution emitted from government buildings shall be issued by Central Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) shortly. Read more..

Green Buildings Exhibition at China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) 2016

Theme of the Green Building Exhibition, held from 16th to 21st November, was “Green Homes”. Several units with green technologies and materials were installed for demonstration. Other manufacturers of building envelopes, HVAC, thermal insulation, smart building controls technologies, participated in the Green Buildings Exhibition at the 18th CHTF. Read more..

IGBC to introduce Net Zero Energy Building Certification in India

IGBC is expected to launch a net zero energy certification by mid-2017....