The Indian Green Building Council today announced three rating systems to cover schools, metro rail projects and new buildings.
Announcing the launching of the three systems at the CII Green Building Congress 2014, Prem C Jain, Chairman of IGBC, said the New Building Rating System comes in the backdrop of IGBC and US Green Building Council parting ways on the Leed certification programme.
“All these years, the US Leed certification was followed in rating new buildings. However, we have decided now to part ways and decided to have our own rating system for new buildings. We have adopted this approach as we believe India could become a next big Green Building base in the world,” he said.
A portal has also been created to facilitate online interface on green building rating systems.
India now has a registered green building base of over 2.2 billion sq.ft , which has been achieved in about 10 years. And now IGBC is aiming to have a registered base of about 10 billion sq.ft by 2022, when India would be 75 years after Independence, he said.
Andrew McAllister, British Deputy High Commissioner, Hyderabad, said that the UK was committed to partnering with India in various initiatives in the energy and low carbon development.
He declared that the UK wants to be India’s partner of choice.
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