Focuses on service buildings, will benefits of energy & water savings and health & well-being of occupant
CII – Indian Green Building Council has digitally launched the IGBC Green Service Buildings Rating System. The rating system is the 26th rating of the Indian Green Building Council. V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC and Gurmit Singh Arora, Vice Chairman, IGBC, launched the rating on digital platform.
The rating system is applicable to both new and existing buildings and majorly focuses 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).
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 and materials and Green measures cost analysis.
By adopting the Service buildings rating tool, the projects would achieve various tangible and intangible benefits including energy & water savings and health & well-being of occupants. The rating system also acknowledges and awards points to the projects which addresses health & hygiene and Covid19 aspects.
V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC said, “Understanding the challenges in implementing the green features by service buildings and small office buildings, the Council has developed and launched the rating system exclusively to address such building typologies.”
Gurmit Singh Arora, Vice Chairman, IGBC, has emphasized that, “the cost of certified green buildings is reducing year-on-year and presently the additional investment is only 1-2% higher than a conventional building, which is equally applicable for small buildings”.