Currently, we are working with Maharashtra Government’s PWD ministry for capacity building. GRIHA has partnered with the ministry to create ‘GRIHA trained certified green professionals: Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council. Although building codes and standards remain voluntary, many states and ULBs have either mandated or incentivised green buildings in order to spur the market forward.
Amongst the many challenges being faced is that green buildings continue to be projected and perceived as expensive by the developers. This deters the consumers from investing in them. The biggest stakeholder in this set up is the consumer, and ironically the biggest challenge affecting the growth of the green building sector is lack of
“At GRIHA we evaluate various types of buildings – existing, new, affordable housing, small, and large developments. As the first step towards acquiring a GRIHA rating, a feasibility study is conducted right at the design stage.” It’s easy to claim to have constructed a green building, but the larger question is how to go about
“The Summit will be an excellent venue for not only understanding the market opportunity for green buildings but also developing strategies and forging alliances,” says Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council. The 10th edition of GRIHA Summit, scheduled to begin from December 11 to 13 in New Delhi, will focus on ‘Fostering Partnership for Sustainable Habitat’.
The GRIHA Council has launched the GRIHA rating for existing buildings in its aim to double the green footprint in the country from 35 million sft to 70 million sft in next three years. “The distinctive aspect about GRIHA is that it is not only about the final product but also about the process of