India: Delhi’s Thyagraj Stadium Is Country’s First Green Stadium

New Delhi: Adding a major impetus to Delhi’s initiatives of Greening the National Capital, today Thyagaraj Stadium has earned the unique distinction of being the first Green stadium in the country to be awarded with CII-Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) Gold Rating.

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi received the CII-IGBC-Gold rated Plaque & Certificate from Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, IGBC and Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII at a special Felicitation Programme organised at Delhi Secretariat.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister in her special address said that this remarkable achievement has consolidated Delhi’s leadership role in its efforts in Greening the country. This would encourage other States in the country go the Greener way, she added.

The need of the hour is to focus on promoting energy efficiency,  water management,  waste recycling and waste management. Green buildings would address all these environmental issues and concerns, underlined, Smt. Sheila Dikshit. Hon’ble Chief Minister congratulated the entire team of CPWD for constructing and designing Thyagaraj Stadium as a Green stadium.

Lauding the efforts of CII-IGBC in spearheading the green building movement in the country, Smt. Sheila Dikshit  underlined that Govt. of NCT of Delhi would be keen to work more closely with CII-IGBC in taking forward the Green Building movement in the country.

Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, IGBC highlighted that, today, 2,159 Green Building projects amounting to over 1.52 Billion sq.ft of green building footprint are registered with CII-IGBC, making India one of the top three countries with largest green building footprint in the world. The vision of the Council is ‘to enable sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in sustainable built environment by 2025’, informed Dr Prem C Jain.

Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII underlined that CII-IGBC with the support of all the stakeholders has demonstrated business case for Green Buildings. Today, constructing Green Buildings are technically feasible and economically viable, he added.

Some of the key green features incorporated in the Stadium include: 2.5 MW CNG powered turbine to generate electricity, grid interactive 1 MW solar energy, 200 KLD Capacity effluent treatment plant, use of recycled water for flushing and horticulture, glazing with double insulated glass, etc.,

CII-IGBC felicitated CPWD for their significant contribution in increasing the green building footprint in the country.

Source: IndiaEducationDiary


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