India’s registered green building footprint, has risen to 3.86 billion sq ft, the second best globally after the United States, according to a statement by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
Data on state-wise green buildings released by IGBC, a part of CII, indicates that Maharashtra tops the list, with 1,124 green buildings, followed by Tamil Nadu (355), Karnataka (354), Uttar Pradesh (351), Telangana (253), Delhi (197) and Haryana (194).
With the 3.86 billion sq ft of green building footprint across the country, India has managed CO2 reduction by 50 million tons, ensured energy saving worth 50,000 GW per hour and water savings of 170 gigalitres. The IGBC has set an ambitious target, to facilitate 10 billion sq ft of registered green building footprint by 2022.
To realise its target of expanding the green buildings’ footprint in India, the IGBC, during the 14th edition of the Green Building Congress 2016 from October 5-8, will be adding six more rating systems, which will have specific IGBC green building guidelines for every type of building, as well as infrastructure project in the country. These include IGBC EB rating, which facilitates conversion of existing buildings into green buildings. Presently, there are 14 IGBC green building rating systems.