VISAKHAPATNAM: “Over 3 billion square feet of green space has adopted IGBC Green Building Standards, which enables India to be recognised in international map of green building,” said Prem C Jain, chairman of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
MP K Haribabu launched six student chapters of the IGBC as part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in the city on Monday.
In his address, Haribabu emphasized the need for embracing Green Building principles by all, including schools, to conserve natural resources. He appreciated IGBC Student Chapter in GITAM University which was awarded the Best Student’s Chapter at the national level. “The IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 billion square feet of registered green building footprint by 2022,” said Dr Jain.
“Twenty more student chapters will be launched to sensitise students in playing a catalytic role in the design of Green Buildings,” said Dr S Vijaya Kumar, chairman of IGBC Visakhapatnam Chapter.
Addressing the students, CII deputy executive director, Godrej GBC S Srinivas said, “There is no dearth of jobs for the youngsters, as it is the students who will play key role in bringing up green buildings.” Over 400 students participated in the awareness programme on Green Buildings. Five sets books on IGBC green building rating system were given to the six colleges.