Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium becomes India’s first CII- IGBC rated Green cricket stadium


The CII-Indian Green Building Council has rated New Sardar Patel Gujarat Cricket Stadium (Motera) at Ahmedabad with Gold Green Rating. The stadium is set to host US President Donald J Trump for a gala event on 24 February Monday today.

“The Gold Rating to Motera Stadium is another successful intervention of CII-IGBC in helping different types of buildings go green. With over 7 billion square feet of green space and almost 6,000 green registered projects, CII-IGBC carries forward the nation’s mission of sustainability and environment management. We are proud that Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Donald Trump, President of the US, will be the first guests of the stadium,” said Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII.

Sameer Sinha, Chairman, CII-IGBC Ahmedabad Chapter and Jayesh Hariyani, Co-Chair, CII – IGBC, Ahmedabad Chapter, presented IGBC plaque to Parimal Nathwani, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Jay Shah, Secretary, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and President, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) at a programme organised at Gujarat Cricket Association recently.

Some of the green features incorporated in the stadium include the following:

  • 11 acres of vegetation to enhance biodiversity.
  • High performance air conditioning systems and 100% LED lighting to reduce energy consumption. Energy savings of over 12lLakh units annually.
  • Potable water saving of 12 lakh litres every year.
  • Rainwater harvesting capacity of 32 lakh litres per day.
  • Onsite sewage treatment plant of 1 MLD capacity to treat and reuse 100% wastewater for landscaping & flushing requirements.
    3,400 tonnes of construction waste diverted from being sent to landfills.

V Suresh, Chairman, CII-IGBC stated that IGBC aspires for every form of built environment to go the green way. The Motera Stadium shows that that the place where we play can certainly become green and sustainable.

CII-IGBC has facilitated over 5,700 green building projects including homes, infrastructure projects, railway stations, hospitals, schools, and airports in going the green way, he informed. IGBC rated green building projects not only address ecological issues but also significantly enhance the health & wellbeing of the occupants, he added. IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 billion sq.ft of green building footprint by 2022, he underlined.


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