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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO PROMOTE GREEN BUILDINGS; WILL OFFER FURTHER INCENTIVES: RAJASTHAN CHIEF SECRETARY
  • Government of Rajasthan to offer continued support to CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
  • Awards presented to young mind for their inspiring and futuristic green ideas
  • IGBC Green Rating Systems for affordable housing and existing cities launched
  • Concurrent sessions on Affordable Housing, Green Schools and Green Hospitals
  • The 15th edition of CII- IGBC Green Building Congress 2017 evokes excellent response

Jaipur, 7 October: Government of Rajasthan will offer all the possible support and cooperation in further accelerating the growth and spread of green buildings in the State, said Mr. Ashok Jain, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan at the concluding day of the CII-IGBC Green Building Congress 2017. A stronger framework of incentives will be created through stakeholder consultations, he added. Presently the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is offering a 5% FAR for Green Building projects.

He further added, "Green buildings have gained fast momentum, indicating significant interest and demand. To further facilitate the growth, there is a need for architects and consultants to advise the developers on the long-term benefits of implementing green building concepts. The government will extend all possible support to the stakeholders in promoting green buildings."

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Malhotra, IAS, Principal Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Rajasthan said that the Energy Department has taken up numerous initiatives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the State.

IGBC in its continued efforts to inspire young minds and encourage them to come up with innovative and futuristic green ideas, annually conducts Green Your School contest supported by Carrier-Toshiba. CII-IGBC also organizes the annual Architectural Design Competition supported by Daikin. These programs have been evoking excellent response from the students community across the country.

The following schools received the Green Your School contest award 2017:
  • Innovation Category: Kendriya Vidyalaya; IIT Kanpur
  • Education and Awareness Category: Bharitya Vidya Bhawan Public School, Hyderabad
  • Benefits to School and Society Category: PSBB Senior Secondary School, Chennai

Each winning school will receive Rs. 2.5 lakhs to implement the proposed green features in their respective schools.

The winners of IGBC Green Design Competition 2017 include the following:
  • Joint Winners (1st prize): Mr. Rishabh Jain, MNIT, Jaipur & Mr. Shivjeet Potdar, RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru.
  • 3rd Prize: Mr. Akhil Akash & Mr. Mrinal Kumar Das, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijaywada

Highlighting the country's achievements of through the Green Building Movement, Mr. V Suresh, Chairman, Policy & Advocacy Committee, IGBC highlighted the need of smart cities and AMRUT cities adopting green building concepts. He also requested the Government to convert exiting government buildings into green buildings. He also underlined that the green building concept with the support of local IGBC chapters is spreading beyond metros to Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 billion sq. ft. of green building footprint by 2022.

Mr. Jaimni Uberoi, Chairman IGBC (Jaipur) Chapter also spoke on the occasion.

Speaking at the sidelines of the event, Mr. ParasuRaman R, Chairman, Green Products & Services Council & Founding Chairman, IGBC said that Indian ready mix concrete industry is embracing green concepts. This will reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 1.5 lakh tons per year. He added CII along with Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturing Association, Quality Council of India and International Finance Corporation is developing GreenPro Certification for ready mix concrete.

The inaugural session was also marked by the launch of India's first rating system for Greening of Existing Cities - IGBC Green Cities Rating (for Existing Cities). A Rating system for Green Affordable Housing, Green New Building (Version 3.0) and Green Interiors Rating System were also launched.

Today's conference also featured concurrent sessions on Affordable Housing, Green Schools and Green Hospitals. The session on Green Hospitals aimed at highlighting the importance and benefits of incorporating green features in hospitals which would result in faster recovery, energy management and less generation of waste.

Jaipur
7 October 2017

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