Your experience of pioneering India’s first registered green home?
A lot of buildings going green, but it feels great to have a TERI Griha certification.
What is a ‘green house’?
A green building is one that has minimal impact on the environment: it uses recycled material, allows for clean air and natural light.
When did you get the idea of building green?
ITC’s Green Centre in Gurgaon, the first platinum-rated building in India by US-based Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, appealed to me.
How did you approach TERI?
I decided to approach it for a separate registration with Svagriha, that reduces the rating cost to Rs 1 lakh from the usual Rs 5-6 lakh.
It took you two years to build it....
Yes, since ours was an old house, every single material had to be reused and reclaimed.
What are your ideas on promoting green urban development?
Building green houses is...