More than 100 innovative green technologies to be showcased at green building meet
Event to promote smart cities and give a push to the green building movement
Over 100 innovative green technologies that are ecologically superior and economically viable will be showcased at the Green Building Congress 2015 to be held from November 19 to 21 in Gandhinagar this year.
The event will act as a major catalyst for prime minister’s vision of developing 100 smart cities across the country.
The event is being organised by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of CII, in its efforts to further advance the green building movement.
Ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation, government of India; forest and environment department, government of Gujarat and Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) are supporting the congress.
Dr Prem C Jain, chairman, IGBC, underlined that sustainable buildings have been the way of life in India for centuries. All the ancient structures were skillfully built, using locally available resources and incorporating features which were in harmony with nature. Going the greener way is intrinsically imbibed and is part of our ethos, he says.
The need of the hour is to design all the upcoming buildings and cities which are a blend of ancient practices and modern state-of-the-art technological innovations. This will go a long way in promoting greener and healthier cities. Dr Jain informed that presentations and discussions at the Green Building Congress 2015 would focus on how to take forward the national agenda of green, smart and healthy cities. The event will also discuss how emerging growth opportunities are to be tapped, he says.
Green Building Congress 2015 aims to involve and engage all the stakeholders into the smart and green movement. National and international experts will share their thoughts and per- spectives on the theme. This in turn will greatly enrich the delegates, he says.
Arun Bhatia, chair man, IGBC – Delhi Chapter, was of the opinion that stakeholders are convinced that green buildings make good business sense and in the process are embracing green buildings as a way of life.
(L tp R) S Raghupathy, ED, CII, Godrej GBC; Dr Prem C Jain, chairman IGBC and Arun Bhatia, chairman, IGBC releasing details of the November conference