GRIHA Council and IIA to Spread Awareness about Green Building

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Ashish Gupta (right), honorary joint secretary, Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter and Sanjay Seth (left), CEO, GRIHA Council signed an MoU to spread awareness about the necessity of green and sustainable architecture and the GRIHA rating tool to evaluate the performance of such buildings.

 This is the first time that GRIHA Council is being associated with a group of practicing architects, who are an integral part of the construction industry. This association will promote adoption of sustainable building materials and strategies to increase the green building footprint in the country, through awareness and training programs. Both intend to promote and work for transforming habitats towards sustainable development.”

Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council is an independent, not- for -profit society jointly setup by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India to promote and administer green buildings in India. GRIHA has been acknowledged as a tool to evaluate reduction in emission intensity through habitats, as part of mitigation strategy for combating climate change in India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted to UNFCCC.

The Institute plays a major role in promoting the profession of architecture by organizing and uniting the Architects of India to promote aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession both in Practice and in Education.

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