India is the second country in the world to have over two billion square feet of green building footprint with projects spread across the five climatic zones of the country. Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of CII with the support of all the stakeholders is spearheading this green building movement in India, since 2001.
The vision of the Council is ‘To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in sustainable built environment by 2025’. The place we live, study, play, work, travel, etc., should go the green way and in the process significantly improve the quality of life. Building on the imperative of promoting a healthy & greener life, IGBC annually organizes- Green Building Congress, India’s flagship event on green buildings.
Green Building Congress is held in different cities every year with an aim to educate, inform, network and unite all the stakeholders to spearhead the green building movement in India. The 12th Green Building Congress 2014 is scheduled to be held on 4-6 September 2014 at HICC, Hyderabad. Through this event, IGBC aims to draw attention of various stakeholders including homemakers, student’s community, architects, etc. on how green buildings will facilitate a healthy, vibrant and robust India. The event also provides a platform to explore new growth opportunities and facilities in forging new partnership & collaborations. S Srinivas, Deputy Executive Director, CII Godrej GBC says, “The forthcoming exhibition cum seminar will see some new introductions such as exhibition on Green building products & technologies, Unsung heroes, Conference on how to make institutes like schools and hospitals green, Session addressed by Mumbai Dabbawala Association President on customer satisfaction & delight and sessions conducted by ISHRAE and IPA. The focus of the event will be on reinforcing the idea that – Green business makes business sense”.
Green Building Congress is an excellent opportunity for stakeholders of the construction sector to update themselves on the latest trends in green building practices across the globe. Leading national and international experts will share their thoughts and perspectives at the three-day event. “The case studies on existing Green buildings and presence pf eminent speakers like Jane Henley, CEO, World Green Building Council, Sean Foley, Fellow & Chairman of the Board The Samdhana Institute, Indonesia and Stan Cox, author of ‘Losing our Cool’ and former journalist for ‘Washington Post’ and ‘Los Angeles Times ’ are sure to provide impetus to the green building movement in the country.” adds, Srinivas.