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Hyderabad to become Greener and Healthier
32 real estate developers register their projects with CII's- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
World Green Building Week 2018 celebrated

Adding a new page in the 21st century green building movement is the registration of 32 real estate projects, amounting to about 18 Million sq.ft of green building footprint under IGBC green building rating system. As on date, a total of 300+ projects, amounting to over 130 Million sq.ft are adopting IGBC green building standards in the State of Telangana.

This milestone was created today when IGBC awarded project registration certificate to 32 developers for taking the inspiring green buildings path. This event coincides with World Green Building Week 2018, where the theme for this year is "Home Green Home".

Green practices adopted in residential buildings can substantially reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts. As an added benefit, green homes reduce operating costs, provide plenty of treated recycled water for gardening, enhance marketability in case of residential apartments, and ensure far better health of occupants resulting from enhanced indoor air quality and abundant day light in all parts of the home.

Terming this group registrations as an landmark achievement in the annals of green building movement in India, Mr C Shekar Reddy, Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Chapter, underlined that the State of Telangana in general and Hyderabad in particular has always been in the forefront in adopting and promoting green building practices and approaches which are ecologically superior and economically viable. This clear reflects the passion and commitment of the building community in Hyderabad to make a difference to Planet Earth, he added. We are sure, this milestone will encourage other developers/ builders in the country tread the same green path, he highlighted.

Green Homes are more marketable and makes good business sense, underlined Mr Reddy. The incremental cost of a green home has come down to about 2 to 3 % over conventional building, he informed. The need of the hour is to design and construct Green Homes and communicate the benefits of a green home to the buyer. Going the green way is good to the planet earth and also to economy, he underlined.

Mr S Srinivas, Principal Adviser, CII- Godrej GBC said that the city of Hyderabad takes pride in housing CII-Godrej GBC- India?s first platinum rated green building and this demonstration green building in many ways triggered the green building movement in India. IGBC has facilitated India in becoming the second country in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint, he added. IGBC aspires that the place we live, work, study, play, commute will all go the green way and in the process facilitate in building a greener and healthier India, he underlined.

27 September 2018

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