INDIA — Use of Glass in Green Buildings Expected to Grow
May 16, 2012

The use of glass in both green buildings and the solar photovoltaic industry is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, according to a new report from the All India Glass Manufacturers' Federation, which is based in New Delhi.

"The use of glass has increased lately as new buildings seek to bring energy savings," writes the group. "Its usage has become integral part of new buildings as opposed to conventional approach to construction where brick and cement were mainly used and glass usage was relatively low."

Sanjay Ganjoo, chief operating officer of Asahi India Glass Ltd. and vice president of the federation, says the growing use of glass complements the nation's government strategy and its prime minister's mission to encourage energy conservation.

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