“This is the first comprehensive study in Asia examining the opportunities for governments, businesses, NGOs and individuals to improve energy efficiency in the building sector. This wide-ranging work shows both market-based solutions and promising policy approaches to achieve the increasingly important goal of dramatically improved building energy efficiency. Global warming and climate change are amongst the most important issues that have to be faced and addressed by both the developed and the developing countries. Energy efficiency, water recycling and building materials have received very little attention so far. If we are to avoid a catastrophic climate change, we have to limit global warming within the 2° centigrade limit. If every building that is built or renovated can be a green building, certified to meet international standards, saving energy and water, then we can have a significant solution to global warming. Green buildings will be a major contributor to sustainable development.”

Jamshyd N. Godrej
Chairman & Managing Director
Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd., India