Today, sustainability is not a matter of choice, but instead a need. India’s rising population and growing aspirations for better living, as well as working conditions increase more demand for sustainable projects. Hence, the Green Building Trend in India is experiencing major growth potential.
Given its modest beginnings, India’s tremendous number of green buildings have shown significant impacts, not just for the environment but also in terms of economic development.
Sundaresan Raghupathy, Executive Director of India Green Building Council, talks exclusively on green building trends and how the sector can leverage the economic and livability level of the Indian society.
More about Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 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 the sustainable built environment by 2025”.
The council is committee-based, member-driven and consensus-focused. All the stakeholders of construction industry comprising of architects, developers, product manufacturers, corporate, Government, academia and nodal agencies participate in the council activities through local chapters. The council also closely works with several State Governments, Central Government, World Green Building Council, bilateral multi-lateral agencies in promoting green building concepts in the country.
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