IGBC has set up the Green Landscape Core Committee to develop the pilot rating programme. This committee comprised of key stakeholders including architects, landscape architects, builders, consultants, developers, horticulturist, academicians, botanist and industry representatives. The varied experience and professions of the committee members brings in a holistic perspective in the process of developing the rating programme.
The IGBC Green SEZ Rating System (Pilot version) is an extension of the Green SEZ guidelines. The Indian Green Building Council along with Ministry of Commerce & Industry has prepared the Green SEZ guidelines. The rating system encourages the projects to surpass the requirements of many codes and standards.
IGBC Green Townships rating system is a tool which enables the designer to apply green concepts and criteria, so as to reduce environmental impacts that are measurable. The rating system is designed to address large developments and it is mandatory to include residential development as part of the township.
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Factory Buildings is the first rating programme developed in India, exclusively for the industrial sector. It is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between known established practices and emerging concepts. The system is designed to be comprehensive in scope, yet simple in operation. This rating system would address the factory buildings and not the processes. It would be applicable to all sectors of industry and for all climatic zones of India.
IGBC set up the Green Schools Core Committee to develop a rating program to address school children from Kindergarten to Higher secondary (KG to + 2). The committee comprises of key stakeholders, including educationists, principals, school managements, industry representatives and architects. The committee, with a diverse background and knowledge has enriched the rating system, both in its content and process.
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Homes is the first rating programme developed in India, exclusively for the residential sector. It is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between known established practices and emerging concepts. The system is designed to be comprehensive in scope, yet simple in operation
The building sector in India is growing at a rapid pace and contributing immensely to the growth of the economy. This augurs well for the country and now there is an imminent need to introduce green concepts and techniques in this sector, which can aid growth in a sustainable manner.
‘GRIHA’ Rating System:
Criteria and their weightage
GRIHA is a guiding and performance-oriented system where points are earned for meeting the design and performance intent of the criteria. Each criterion has a number of points assigned to it. It means that a project intending to meet the criterion would qualify for the points.
Environmental Management System (EMS) at sites refers to the management of an organization's environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.
The Client, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited, in line with their policy of environmental awareness and social responsibility, wanted to preserve the existing trees on the site which was earmarked for their mall development at Amritsar.