Architecture (post-1947): India

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Some of the better public buildings constructed in Delhi after 1947; Graphic courtesy: The Times of India, November 2, 2015

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2015: Smart Building Awards

The Times of India, Dec 13 2015

The ten smart buildings that won the Times of India-Honeywell Smart Building Awards, 2015; Graphic courtesy: The Times of India, December 13, 2015

Delhi, Mumbai airports bag TOI-Honeywell awards

Delhi and Mumbai international airports were adjudged India's smartest airport buildings at the Times of India-Honeywell Smart Building Awards, 2015. Eight other buildings in New Delhi, Mohali, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gurgaon and Bangalore were named the smartest building in various segments like hospitals, schools, hotels, retail, commercial multi-tenant offices, single-tenant offices, residential facilities and public sector buildings. Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi bagged the highest score in terms of power consumption control, use of natural resources, worker safety, personal protection and indoor environment quality .Chhatrapati Shiva j i Airport, Mumbai, was the highest scorer in use of energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, uninterrupted power supply , fire detection and notification, surveillance and intrusion. Around 2,000 buildings were assessed across eight cities.What's interesting is that while most buildings tilt towards green, not all focus on safety . `Green' adds to bottomline, `safe' does not,“ said AnantMaheshwari, president, Honeywell India. In the backdrop of the government launching its ambitious project to develop 100 smart cities, the Honeywell Smart Building Score, a first-of-its-kind global assessment, was used to evaluate buildings based on their use of technologies to offer a green, safe, and productive environment.

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