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Jul 03, 2020
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Indian Green Building Council A N N UA L R E V I E W : 2 01 8 - 2 01 9
IGBC spearheading the green building movement in India, since 2001
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.
Jamshyd N Godrej Chairman, CII- Godrej GBC
We often hear the impact of climate change as projections of the future. This may
not be true. We are already facing the climate crisis. The Cape Town water crisis
few years ago, forcing the Government to ‘Countdown to zero’ is a case in point.
Many Indian cities would most likely go this way, if we don’t treat and reuse waste
water. Paradoxically, we don’t have synthetic substitutes for water. Air quality in
Indian cities is going from bad to worse. There has been a lot of news about New
Delhi. It is not very different in other Indian cities. The loss of urban greenery,
since the 1960s is something which all of us have to be concerned.
Amidst the current and looming environmental challenges that are staring us,
solutions have to come from the civil society and industry in particular. I am very
pleased to witness how Indian industry is taking conscious and concerted efforts
in addressing ecological issues and converting challenges into new growth
opportunities. Indian building sector has been one of the early adopters of eco-
friendly practices and approaches across various forms of built environment. This
has been made possible largely due to the ‘Movement driven’ approach adopted
by CII, since 2001. This holistic approach in turn has facilitated India emerge as
one of the global leaders in green buildings.
Today, concerns like air quality, urban transportation, waste management, health
& wellbeing of occupants, livability in cities and other related issues are receiving
increased attention and it is pleasing to learn how innovative & futuristic
solutions are coming from industry. The need of the hour is to further accelerate
this new wave of green transformation and facilitate a greener and healthier
tomorrow. I heartily thank Mr V Suresh, Mr Gurmit Singh Arora, chairs and co-
chairs of IGBC local chapters and technical committee members for their
We look forward to your continued support and together, we shall make it
With best regards
from Chairman, CII - Godrej GBC
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), over a span of about 20 years has evolved
itself as an eminent Council to contribute to Country’s green growth. IGBC’s
approaches is aligned with National priorities and complements various
Government initiatives including the National Building Code (NBC); Energy
Conservation Building Code (ECBC); Smart Cities Mission; Swachh Bharat
Mission; AMRUT cities, PMAY. Further, in a small but significant way, IGBC is also
playing a catalytic role in realizing UN’s SDG goals.
We have today touched the 7 billion sq. ft of registered green building footprint.
We are inching closer to our cherished vision of facilitating 10 billion sq. ft of
green building footprint by 2022. As we see, with all your continued support, we
would reach the vision well before 2022. As we march ahead in greening various
forms of built environment, this target is well within our reach and we must take
the movement to the next level and further galvanize our efforts in facilitating
India emerge as one of the global leaders in green built environment by 2025.
The year 2018-2019 has been inspiring and exciting. Our aspiration to green
various forms of built environment received a major fillip, when we launched 3
new rating systems- Green Resorts, Net Zero and Hill Habitat, taking the total to
25. Our aspiration to facilitate in greening of various forms of built environment,
would continue in the years to come.
The support and guidance of various Government departments to our green
building mission has always been excellent and is paving way for offering more
incentives/ fast track approvals for IGBC projects. States of Haryana and Andhra
Pradesh have started offering incentives for IGBC projects, since the last one year.
Our partnership with Indian Railways has gained significant momentum and the
second phase of MoU signed on 13 September 2019 will further strengthen our
activities in greening of more railway stations, schools, homes, hospitals,
administrative blocks of Indian Railways.
Our IGBC local chapters have been in the forefront of percolating the green
building movement to the hinterlands of the Country. The launch of IGBC local
chapters in Nashik and Mangaluru will further catapult our movement in the
respective regions. We aspire to have our local chapters spread across tier-II and
tier-III cities. The target is to have 50 local chapters by 2025.
IGBC Green League (IGL) has consolidated itself as one of India’s premier green
quiz contest for young minds. It is growing in stature and reach. It is truly
from Chairman, IGBC
Vasudevan Suresh Chairman, IGBC
inspiring to witness how in our current 4th edition, we have reached over 400
participants (212 teams) in 14 cities.
The Green your School Contest for the past 12 years is as inspiring as it can be.
This year we had the largest participation from 785 schools, across the Country. 8
Schools have been selected for sponsorship support and implementation. The
Architectural Design Contest 2019 had the participation of 61 colleges (159
submissions) and theme was ‘Revitalizing Unorganized Settlements’. All these
initiatives are aimed at reaching the young minds and inspire them to embrace
Our MoU with CREDAI for further fostering and promoting green buildings will
further galvanize our concerted efforts in greening various forms of built
environment and reaching out to the real estate community. Green Building
Congress, now into its 17th edition has become the springboard to advance the
green building movement.
The icing on the cake is the award of IGBC Net Zero Energy Platinum rating to CII-
Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre- the headquarters of IGBC. In many ways,
this unique distinction has ushered in a new wave of Net Zero Energy building
movement in India. I am sure, in days to come, India will embrace Net Zero Energy
As you flip through these pages, you will find many inspiring and delightful
stories of a greener and healthier tomorrow. This was made possible only with all
your support and involvement. I just wanted to say a big thank you for being part
of this great green journey.
My colleague Gurmit Singh and my chapter chairs & co-chairs and technical
committee members are scripting new milestones and various success stories.
My profound thanks and gratitude to all the members.
I look forward to your continued support and involvement in building a greener
and healthier India.
With best regards
GREEN BUILDING MOVEMENT IN INDIA
THE GROWING NUMBERS
26 IGBC Chapters
+3,900 IGBC Accredited
+2,100 IGBC Member Organisations
(Foundation Members 164)
+800 GreenPro Certified Products
25 IGBC GREEN Building
7.0 Billion Sq.ft.
of Registered foot print07
5,400+ Green Building Projects
7 Billion sq ft are adopting IGBC GREEN Ratings
• Health & Wellbeing • Green Healthcare
• Data Center with LBNL
IGBC GREEN League (IGL) executed at 14 cities with 212 teams (424 participants) Green Waves - First B2C carbon neutral event in Bengaluru
Promotion of new subjects
Launch of new IGBC GREEN rating Systems: • Green Resorts • Net Zero Energy Building • Green Hill Habitat
GREEN BUILDING STATISTICS OF INDIA
14 Lakh Green Dwelling Units
250+ Green Factories
1,800+ Green Offices
48+ Green Townships
430+ Green Transit
24+ Green Villages
12+ Green Cities
IGBC GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS
IGBC Green Rating Systems
01 IGBC Green New Buildings
IGBC Green Existing Buildings
IGBC Green Interiors
IGBC Green Campus
IGBC Green Data Centres
IGBC Net Zero Energy Buildings
IGBC Green Resorts
IGBC Green Homes
IGBC Green Residential Society
IGBC Green Affordable Housing
IGBC Green MRTS