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

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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

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