Swati Puchalapalli is the Director of Terra Viridis, a green building consulting firm located in Hyderabad, India. She has been interested in sustainability since she was a child, and this interest grew into her career.

In 2008 Swati got the opportunity to work on a new home for Aarti Home, an organization that serves as a safe haven for children who are victims of neglect and abuse. She took this project as a “chance to create a low-cost community that was not only net-zero, but also comfortable, healthy, and highly sensitive for the local ecosystem,” she explains.

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