Today, building sector is in the forefront of adopting and promoting green practices and technologies. This is going a long way in addressing ecological issues in a holistic manner. Stakeholders are warmly embracing sustainable building practices. There is a growing evidence that green buildings not only conserve resources but will also enhance the quality of life of the occupants.The spotlight is therefore shifting to people and their wellness. Indian Green Building Council is working with several stakeholders such as state & central governments, NGOs, bilateral, multilateral agencies including WorldGBC in this mission.
Playing a catalytic role in spearheading the green building movement in the Country is IGBC, part of CII.
Today, over 7.61 Billion sq.ft of green spaces in India are going the IGBC way. This has facilitated India become one of the top 5 Countries in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint. IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 Billion sq. ft of registered green building footprint by 2022 (75th year of Independent India). To further advance green building movement in the country, the 18th edition of IGBC’s Green Building Congress is being held during 29, 30 & 31 October 2020 on the CII HIVE Virtual Events Platform. In line with the global spotlight on people and health, the theme for this year is: ’Hygiene, Health and Wellbeing’ in Green Built Environment. The annual Green Building Congress for this year has been conceptualised differently to pave way for new opportunities for the building sector, in view of the ongoing pandemic and the challenges ahead, The event is designed to be a platform to discover new ways of working for the sector.