Press Release 

 India’s flagship event on Green Buildings to focus on ‘sustainable built environment for all’


 The city of Jaipur is fully gearing up to host the 15th annual edition of IGBC’s (Indian Green Building Council) Green Building Congress 2017 on 4 to 7 October 2017 at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. This is one such event for the stakeholders of construction industry to learn, share and explore new growth opportunities in the areas of green buildings and sustainable built environment. This was announced by the Chairman, IGBC Jaipur Chapter, Mr Jaimni Uberoi today at the Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur.

Mr Uberoi further underlined that, IGBC has facilitated India to stand no: 2 in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint.  IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 billion sq.ft of footprint by 2022, when India turns 75. He further said that the need of the hour is to demonstrate the manifold benefits of green buildings to the stakeholders. This is what Green Building Congress 2017 aims to achieve, he highlighted. In days to come, IGBC will play a more important role in building a greener and healthier India.

Mr Uberoi highlighted that Green Building Congress 2017 holds a special place. This year, IGBC is hosting the WorldGBC’s Board meeting and Annual Members Meet. CEOs, industry experts from over 25 to 30 Green Building Councils would attend the meetings, he added. IGBC is one of the early founding members of WolrdGBC, he informed.

 Mr V Suresh, Chair, IGBC Policy & Advocacy Committee said that excellent support from both the Central and State Government is going a long way in further accelerating the green building movement in the country. He said that Jaipur Development Authority is offering an additional 5% FAR (Floor Area Ratio) for projects which are rated Gold or above by IGBC. This augurs well for the green building movement, he added.

 Mr Anand Mishra, Co-Chair, IGBC Jaipur chapter underlined that, State of Rajasthan and city of Jaipur in particular has a very important role in accelerating the adoption & promotion of green buildings and built-environment across the Country. The place we live, work, study, play should all go the green way, added Mr Mishra.

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