After achieving 1 million sft of green space in 2011, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has set another ambitious target of creating 10 billion sft of green building space by 2022. India is the second largest in the world in terms of its green footprint.
At the same time, IGBC chairman, Prem C Jain and Visakhapatnam MP K. Haribabu, had just launched six student chapters in the city, namely Andhra University College of Engineering, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences, Chaitanya Engineering College, Gayatri Parishad College of Degree and PG Courses, Technical Campus and Pydah College of Engineering and Technology.
Mr. Haribabu also recalled that the launch of the IGBC student chapters was part of turning the schools into greener schools by spreading awareness about green buildings and having the youth on board.
K Leela Prasad, IGBC Visakhapatnam Chapter Co-Chairman added that they will launch a total of 20 student chapters this year.