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Green Evolution Architects' Design and Retrofit Homes To Make Them Eco-Friendly


Green Evolution Architecture Firm helps retrofit homes with sustainable and eco-friendly solutions.

Product or concept

The architects use design knowledge and technological developments to renovate homes or apartment buildings with eco-friendly and sustainable functions

Problem being solved

Reduce energy demands, materials use and resource intensive practises during constructing a house.

Process or technology involved

Applying sustainable architecture principles along with locally sourced materials, processes and strategies called “SEARCH” that involves the following:

  • Scope out client requirements with a series of discovery sessions
  • Evolve a functional and aesthetic design based on the client needs and the site’s ecology
  • Adopt effective passive and active green technologies to minimize ecological footprint
  • Restore and renew natural resources
  • Create healthy and cheerful spaces for occupants
  • Harmonize the built environment with its surrounding natural setting

Sustainability benefits

  • Ensure optimal resource utilisation in terms of water, energy and materials used to construct the home.
  • Ensures a good quality of indoor air is maintained.
  • Their designs and processes do not further deteriorate the home’s surrounding natural environment.
  • In retrofitting existent buildings, they use salvaged materials such as repurposed wood etc.

User segments that will benefit

  • Residential Home Owners
  • Housing Developers

People or organizations involved

Anupama Mohanram, Jaideep Vivekanand

Green Evolution

Innovations or USPs

Retrofitting residentials paces with active and passive principles of sustainable architecture for Indian conditions.

Developed the SEARCH process to ensure long term cost savings for clients.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Architecture
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Urban Planning

Other interesting highlights

Ar. Anupama Mohamram writes features related to Sustainable Homes in The Hindu newspaper.

Office located at:

Besant Nagar


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Anupama Mohanram | The Hindu : Anupama Mohanram is the principal architect of Green Evolution and also contributes to a column on green building and sustainable housing in The Hindu newspaper.

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Green Evolution : For more information regarding the company and various projects they have completed, you can contact them through the website.

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Benny Kuriakose : Benny Kuriakose is a sustainable architect in the field of Sustainable Architecture in India.

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10 Ways to Make your Home Eco-Friendly : The article lists 10 low costs measures to implement that make your house sustainable.

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Thinking about a sustainable retrofit? Here are three things to consider : The article identifies different factors to think about when retrofitting existing homes in a sustainable manner.

How to make old homes energy efficient? : The article talks about the impact energy efficient measures have on sustainable retrofitted homes.

Retrofitting Existing Buildings To Improve Sustainability And Energy Performance : The article talks about the importance of data to factor in as a building owner when sustainably retrofitting your building.

This old house: Why fixing up old homes is greener than building new ones : The article talks about how profitable sustainable retrofitting of older building are in the longer run.

New tricks for old bricks: How an eco-refurbishment scheme helped convert a Victorian terrace into a green flagship : The article presents a case study of a home in the UK that underwent sustainable renovation.