[Following is an official Jamia press release dated Sept. 3, 2013]
Students belonging to the Faculty of Architecture at Jamia Millia Islamia attended a Prestigious National Conference organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry titled “Green Buildings & Building Rating Systems”. The objective of the conference was to enhance the knowledge of building professionals about ‘Green Building’ concepts.
The conference was organized by the Environment Committee, PhD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.
The Conference raised important concerns about environmental issues related to building & construction industry.
Eminent professionals from the Industry, including Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Chairman Environment Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dr. A.K. Tripathi, Director, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Mr. M.K. Srivastava, Addl. Director, Petroleum Conversation Research Association, Dr. Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council and Mr. S.K. Gupta, Director, PHD Chamber addressed the students.
[Editor’s Note: The press release does not mention the date and venue of the conference, therefore in all likelihood the conference took place on the day the press release was sent out, which is Sept. 3, and it was most likely held at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry office in New Delhi.
Also, according to the PHD Chamber website: Progress Harmony Development (PHD) Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1905, a multi-State apex organisation, that works at the grass-root level with strong national and international linkages. The Chamber acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its research-based policy advocacy role, impacts the economic growth and development of the nation.]