CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu will soon be dotted with sustainable and environmentally-friendly buildings as the real estate developers have launched a campaign for making the buildings energy-efficient as well as to promote renewable energy integration in built environment.
The local Chennai chapter for the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) and the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for all LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects in India on Wednesday launched a joint campaign, “Construction for Change” by making it mandatory to have rainwater harvesting as well as comply with the Tamil Nadu Energy Conservation Building Code.
CREDAI intends to adopt LEED and EDGE ratings for upcoming buildings that shall comply with the norms that are key for resource conservation and sustainable development. The ratings will also look into sustainable site selection as per Urban Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (UDPFI) as well as waste management which includes a closed, non-polluting storage provision for solid waste within the development premises.
P Gopala Krishnan, Regional Director of GBCI, said that the campaign would pass on the legacy of sustainability to children and for the generations to come.