IGBC introduces green service buildings rating system

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on May 26, 2020

The CII–Indian Green Building Council has launched the IGBC Green Service Buildings Rating System, it is the 26th rating system of the Council.

The new rating system is applicable to both new and existing buildings. The rating majorly focusses on service buildings such as petro stations, substations, police stations, fire stations and other small buildings such as offices, banks, retail and healthcare facilities (without in-patient services).

V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC and Gurmit Singh Arora, Vice-Chairman, IGBC, launched the rating on digital platform with over 400 participants from across the country recently.

Suresh in a statement said, “Understanding the challenges in implementing green features by service buildings and small office buildings, the Council has launched the rating system exclusively to address such building typologies.”

“The cost of certified green buildings is reducing year-on-year and presently the additional investment is only 1-2 per cent higher than a conventional building, which is equally applicable for small buildings,” Arora said.

Green concepts

Some of the unique green concepts addressed in the rating system are green procurement policy, green measures beyond the fence, passive architecture, use of alternative construction technologies &materials and green measures cost analysis.

By adopting the service buildings rating tool, the projects would achieve various tangible and intangible benefits including energy and water savings and health & well-being of occupants.

The rating system also acknowledges and awards points to the projects that addresses health and hygiene and Covid19 aspects.

Published on May 26, 2020

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