Review: Greening Asia by Nirmal Kishnani

Even five years ago, green buildings in Asia were an exotic concept. Now, one major real estate developer after another has converted to the green creed. Green building organizations have sprung up in most countries, trailing a gaggle of certifications in their wake. The U.S. Green Building Council’s platinum and gold ratings, or their local equivalents, are increasingly needed by building owners eager to attract the best tenants.

Nirmal Kishnani’s focus on buildings, therefore, is well-deserved…

This review was originally published in the Asian Review of Books. Can be accessed at