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A new web site has been launched to provide information about the eco-housing concept while also updating partners and stakeholders about a new eco-housing partnership in India. IIEC, the principle implementing agency of the Eco-Housing Mainstreaming Partnership, recently launched a web site to provide information about the project. The web site provides users with project details, features the partners associated with the program and explains eco-housing concepts and the proposed project interventions. The site will also host a resource center and photo gallery on various aspects related to eco-housing and serve as a medium for updating program partners on ongoing project developments. Partners will be able to view project reports, presentations, timelines, meeting schedules and forthcoming events.


The program, which is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Global Development Alliance (GDA), commenced in October 2004 and aims to initiate a market development process and support the long- term sustainability of eco-housing practices in India. Initiated by the U.S. Asia Environment Partnership (USAEP) project of USAID, the partner agency representing this US-India bilateral program, the project will establish baselines for eco-housing practices; support the formation of eco-friendly financing packages; and showcase a model eco-housing project. Initially, the program will be focused in the western region of India and will include a business model for subsequent geographic extension.

 
IIEC is focusing on building partnerships and working together with stakeholders in different areas of expertise to institutionalize eco-housing practices in the country. With this objective in mind IIEC has already initiated a dialogue with key partners, including the Pune Municipal Corporation, which has offered land for demonstrating the development of Eco-Housing; associations of builders and architects in India; and leaders in housing finance products. The program will also develop a focused plan for training of target stakeholders and establish long-term capacity building partnerships with other organizations to support entrepreneurship in eco-housing.  For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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