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Green Building Congress 2016 in October focuses on ‘Sustainable built environment for all’r

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Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)’s flagship event – Green Building Congress – plays a catalytic role in taking forward the green building movement in India. IGBC, part of CII, was formed in the year 2001and the Green Building Congress is India’s largest conference & exhibition on green buildings & built-environment. It has been evoking excellent response from the stakeholders. As on July 2016, India has over 3.84billion sqft of green building footprint.

Over 3800 projects are adopting IGBC Green Building Rating Standards. The council has launched 14 green building rating system to suit various building types.

This year, 14th edition of Green Building Congress is scheduled on 6 – 8, October 2016 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Green Building Congress would feature a 3-day international conference and exhibition. The theme for this year’s edition is- Sustainable Built Environment for All. Over 150 leading National and International experts will converge at the 3-day event to share their thoughts and perspectives on how to promote sustainable built environment for all.

The Focus:

  • Green Cities
  • Affordable Housing
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Green Schools, Interiors
  • Green Metros, Apartments
  • Commercial buildings
  • Smart cities
  • Green Residential Societies
  • Performance monitoring of green buildings

Event schedule covers International Conference on Green Buildings (October 6-7), International Exhibition on Green products & Technologies (October 6-8) & Concurrent Sessions (October 8) on Green Homes, Green Schools, Green Existing Buildings, Green Residential Societies, Green Hospitals and Renewable Energy.

Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, IGBC highlighted that, with several States offering incentives to green building projects, IGBC’s green building rating system has emerged as a National rating. Today, IGBC rating system has become National by choice and global in performance and is evoking excellent response from the stakeholders, he underlined. In days to come, IGBC will play a more important role in building a greener and healthier India, added Dr Jain.

V Suresh, Chair, IGBC Policy & Advocacy Committee said that excellent support from both the Central and State Government is going a long way in further accelerating the green building movement in the country. He said that Mahrashtra Public Works Department (PWD) in a recent notification has informed that its departments will adopt IGBC green building rating system. This augurs well to the green building movement, he underlined.

Gurmit Singh Arora, Co-chair, IGBC Mumbai Chapter underlined that, State of Maharashtra and city of Mumbai in particular has a very important role in accelerating the adoption & promotion of green buildings and built-environment across the country. Mr Arora said that the need of the hour is to demonstrate the manifold benefits of green buildings to the stakeholders. This is what Green Building Congress 2016 aims to achieve, he said.

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