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Your building not yet green? Think retrofit, Hyderabad tells IT cos

KV Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on July 09, 2014

Going green made easy. If you are an enterprise and have not factored in the green building norms at the time of construction, you can think of ‘retrofit’. Scores of IT buildings in the Hi-Tech City area of Hyderabad have just begun that.

Led by the IT Ministry of Telangana, the initiative is aimed at making the buildings and surroundings in areas along the IT parks green.

The Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC), in technical cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has brought the concept of retrofitting programme to make the tall IT buildings ecofriendly.

Retrofitting is about adding new green-friendly features to older systems. The five-point programme is taking roots in the country.

The five-point programme, led by the Telangana IT Ministry, aims at making the existing buildings into green buildings and and zero waste buildings. It would also include handling solidwaste management, e-waste management, cycle to work and increasing green cover in the industrial parks.

The CII's Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) estimates that of the 25 billion sq ft of existing building stock in the country, about 1.86 billion sq ft is going green with different initiatives. It pegged the retrofit opportunity in the country at $25 billion in India by 2025.

Published on July 09, 2014

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