Private sector developers to adopt Green Building
Private sector including real estate builders will take a pledge to adopt green buildings in their future constructions and help the nation in mitigating the green house gasses emissions, said Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy. He was speaking at the National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitats, in New Delhi.
Dr. Abdullah said that he would be meeting the leading developers to seek their cooperation in achieving energy security and ecological security of this country through green and sustainable construction activities.
Dr Abdullah said that his Ministry is committed to make renewable energy competitive with fossil fuel-based energy, which is a challenge where buildings play a great role in reducing the energy demand and increasing the adoption of off-grid renewable energy technologies.
Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, informed that so far 85 projects have already been registered for GRIHA rating certification with 3.95 sq. m built up area and out of which 70 projects from various government departments, PSUs and educational institutes including AIIMS with a total 2.70 million square meter.
He said that his Ministry if promoting the green buildings by providing incentives for registration and professional guidance to ADaRSH, an independent society created for this purpose.
GRIHA is India’s National Rating System for Green buildings which has been developed by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) and is endorsed by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.