Pavitra Sriprakash

Becoming a connected citizen 

We are living in an age where our government is extensively engaging citizens through digital technologies.

28 Jan 2020

New decade, stronger eco-resolutions

The writer is an architect,  urban designer, dancer and  chief designer at Shilpa Architects

10 Jan 2020

A ‘Glass’y way to beat the heat

My past week was spent with the specifications for glass for windows in an apartment building.

17 Dec 2019

Go local, go green

Food accounts for 48 per cent of the environmental impacts on land and 70 per cent on water resources.

03 Dec 2019

Compost your waste to give back to Earth

Did you know that there are different types of composting? Aerobic composting and vermicomposting require ventilation.

26 Nov 2019

Breaking down the rules of composting 

Chennai has made segregation of waste mandatory for all homes.

20 Nov 2019

Becoming the agents of change 

I fondly recall listening to Bill Clinton at one of the Sustainability Conferences in Chicago talking about the influence children have on the overall sustainability pulse of a family.

12 Nov 2019

Not a simple question anymore

How much per square foot?” — not a day passes by in our architectural practice where this question is asked multiple times.

06 Nov 2019

Don’t be a ‘pest’ to the environment

We co-exist with other creatures.

30 Oct 2019

Waves of festivity

Chennai is a city of rivers, lakes and the sea.

01 Oct 2019

Maintain indoor plants to fight mold

Musty Madras” will be upon us in the coming months. During heavy rain and seasonal changes, some houses begin to emit a wet smell that can make the home environment oppressive.

12 Sep 2019

Get creative with your organic-lifestyle shift

The word organic lifestyle immediately conjures images of vegan hippies growing their food and living in simple ‘earthy’ homes.

29 Aug 2019

The will and way to use less plastic

We have been grossly underestimating our usage of plastic. Only 14 of India’s 35 regional Pollution Control Boards have filed information on plastic waste generation in 2017-18.

21 Aug 2019

Always watch your eco footprint

Always watch your eco-footprint — reduce consumption and don’t overshoot, every little step counts.

07 Aug 2019

Let’s play with lights sensibly

Any building with a well-lit façade makes an impression on the city skyline.

02 Aug 2019

How much plastic is in your shopping cart?

Bioplastics can be composed of starches, cellulose, biopolymers and a variety of other materials.

23 Jul 2019

Be aware of your rights to the city

World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 by the United Nations.

16 Jul 2019

Be compassionate, be sustainable

They have no rights or protection and are often left astray and susceptible to accidents quite frequently.

09 Jul 2019

How microplastics have entered our food chain

Every building site is first excavated for the foundation.

26 Jun 2019

Are bricks truly sustainable?

The foremost criteria for evaluating the sustainability of a wall or building envelope material is the thermal insulation.

28 May 2019

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