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Lt. Gov for 'Greening Delhi's Buildings Retrofit buildings for Greener Delhi: Lt.Gov
The Lt. Governor of Delhi, Mr Tejendra Khanna, today said that the Delhi Government might consider incentives for Green Buildings so as to encourage more and more energy-efficient buildings and homes.

"The suggestion on extra FAR (Floor Area Ratio) for Green Buildings is a timely suggestion as the mid-term review of the 2021 Delhi Master plan is currently underway, and we shall certainly consider it," he said. He was speaking at the ongoing 9th edition of Green Building Congress 2011, organised by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Pragati Maidan.

The Lt. Governor, however, said that IGBC and all stakeholders to also focus on ways and means of "Retrofitting the many existing buildings", adding that there was tremendous work to be done in this area. Any little bit would be an improvement, he said, especially referring to public buildings like hospitals and schools.

Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, IGBC, Mr Kamal Meattle, CEO, Paharpur Business Centre and Ar Vidur Bharadwaj, Chairman, IGBC-Delhi Chapter also spoke on the occasion.

The second day of the event also saw the signing of two MoUs ?? one between IGBC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) relating to green campuses and the other between IGBC, Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) and International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on plumbing standards and certifications.

New Delhi
21st October, 2011

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