Green building certification
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.
Today all types of buildings are going the Greenway- Government, IT Parks, Offices, Residential, Banks, Airports, Convention Centre, Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels, Factories, SEZs, Townships, Schools, Metros etc.
There are 2 most popular green Building rating systems in India namely Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA).
IGBC promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability, based on the principles of five elements of nature (the Panchabutas viz. earth, water, fire (energy), air and sky) by recognizing performance in the following five key areas mainly Sustainable site development, Water savings, Energy efficiency, Materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.