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 by 2025”.
The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programs, certification services and green building training programs. The council also organizes Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.
The student chapter membership provides RIT Roorkee certain unique reach and access to resources, thereby providing a competitive edge. By becoming a member of IGBC, RIT joins a community of professionals who charter the green building path for India. Moreover, the local chapter at RIT provides:
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.
Green Building Movement in India
The Green Building movement in India was triggered off when CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre building in Hyderabad was awarded with the first and the prestigious Platinum rated green building rating in India. Since then, Green Building movement in India has gained tremendous impetus over the years.
With a modest beginning of 20,000 sq.ft. green built-up area in the country in the year 2003, today (as on 31 Aug 2020) more than 6,055 Green Buildings projects coming up with a footprint of over 7.61 Billion sq.ft are registered with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), out of which 2,049 Green Building projects are certified and fully functional in India. This growth has been possible with the participation of all stakeholders in the green building movement.
Today all types of buildings are going the Green way- Government, IT Parks, Offices, Residential, Banks, Airports, Convention Centre, Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels, Factories, SEZs, Townships, Schools, Metros etc.,