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IGBC to help IT facility, admin managers gain ‘green’ advantage

Hyderabad | Updated on June 06, 2018 Published on June 06, 2018

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The CII-Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and IT–Facility & Admin Managers’ Network (IT-FAN) have signed an MoU to facilitate the latter gain new perspectives on the need and importance of going green.

The understanding aims to facilitate the implementation of an IGBC green building rating system in their projects, measure their impact and sustain the ‘green’ performance in the long run. The MoU signed on World Environment Day 2018, aims to provide a major impetus to the green building movement in the country.

Naresh Yadhav, President, IT-FAN, and C Shekar Reddy, Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Chapter, exchanged the MoU at the CII-Godrej GBC, Hyderabad.

C Shekar Reddy said Facility & Admin Managers have an important role in facilitating resource conservation and enhancing the quality of life and well-being of the occupants. As part of the MoU, IGBC and IT-FAN would jointly organise training and awareness programmes to facilitate capacity building for the stakeholders of IGBC and IT-FAN chapters.

Other activities include reaching out and information sharing, networking, promotion and participation at technical committees. IGBC, with the support of all the stakeholders, has launched a green building rating system, which is a blend of ancient architectural practices and modern technological innovations. As on date over 4,500 green building projects, amounting to over 5.30 billion sq.ft of registered green building footprint, are adopting IGBC green building standards.

IGBC has facilitated India’s emergence as a country with the second largest registered green building footprint, said Reddy. Yadhav said IT-FAN helps industry managers conduct self-audits on facilities and related matters and helps organisations build standard operating procedures.

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Published on June 06, 2018
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