AHMEDABAD, November 19: Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of CII and The Gujarat Institute of Housing & Estate Developers (GIHED) today pledged to have 10 million sq.ft. of green building footprint in the next three years in the state.
This pledge was made at the inaugural session of the 13th Edition of IGBC International Green Building Conference in Gandhinagar.
"As part of the pledge IGBC and GIHED aspires to facilitate construction of 10 million sq.ft. of Green Building footprint in next three years in Gujarat," IGBC Chairman Prem Jain was quoted as saying in a release issued by CII.
"It is expected that by the year 2025, market potential for green building products and technologies is estimated to be about $300 billion," he said.
"IGBC envisions to facilitate 10 Billion sq.ft of registered green building footprint by the year 2022. Green Building Movement has achieved significant milestone.
"With 3400 projects, amounting to registered green building footprint of over 3.14 Billion sq.ft, today, India is the second country in the world with largest registered green building footprint," he added.
"With rapid urbanisation, there is increased stress on resources. We should work together to create designs that in a way contribute towards creating a Green City. Green is about improving the quality of life," Punamchand Parmar, Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment Department, Gujarat said.
IGBC Green Rating Systems for Green Cities, Green Metros-Ver 1.0 and Green Residential Society was also launched at the function.