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Townships in India all set to go the 'Green' way Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka releases CII- IGBC Green Townships Rating System
Today Dr B S Yediyurappa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka released the CII-IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Green Townships (Pilot) Rating System at 'Municipalika 2011' organised at Bengaluru.

The IGBC Green Townships Rating System is designed to address the issues of urban sprawl, automobile dependency, social and environmental disconnect. This gives a unique opportunity to design townships and large developments in facilitating a low carbon growth path for India.

IGBC Green Townships will have benefits which include:

Efficient land use

Habitat preservation & restoration

Efficient transportation management

Proper waste management

Enhanced quality of life

Energy conservation

Water conservation

Mr V Suresh, Advisor Good Governance India Foundation & Former CMD HUDCO said this launch of IGBC Green Townships Rating Programme marks a new phase in the way large developments are designed & constructed. He also highlighted the pivotal role of IGBC which has been able to involve all the stakeholders of Indian construction industry since 2001.

Mr Syed Mohamed Beary, Chairman, IGBC - Bengaluru Chapter, said Karnataka is playing an important role in promoting green buildings. He also underlined that the State of Karnataka has the unique distinction of housing IGP Office at Gulbarga, India's first green building in the Government sector and many other landmark green buildings in the State.

Mr Syed Mohamed Beary also mentioned that IGBC is the first Council in India to develop multiple rating programmes to suit different types of buildings which include homes, factory buildings, commercial office spaces and Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Mr Beary also mentioned that township projects in India can register at www.igbc.in

27 January 2011,Bengaluru

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