IGBC (Indian Green Building Council)
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has a vision to “Enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.
High Cliff is a project with platinum certification, which is recognized as Global Leader under the category of Green Homes of Indian Green Building Council.
The IGBC Green New Buildings rating system addresses the most important national priorities which include water conservation, handling waste, energy efficiency, reduced use of fossil fuels, lesser dependence on the usage of virgin materials and health & well-being of occupants.
IGBC Green New Buildings rating system is a voluntary and consensus-based programme. The rating system has been developed based on materials and technologies. The objective of IGBC Green New Buildings rating system is to create environment-friendly buildings, through architectural design, water efficiency, effective handling of waste, energy efficiency, sustainable buildings, and focus on comfort and well-being of the occupants.
Benefits of Green Building–
Green New buildings have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The most tangible benefits are the reduction in water and energy consumption right from day one of occupancy.
The energy savings could range from 20 – 30 % and water savings around 30 – 50%. The intangible benefits of green new buildings include enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health & the well-being of the occupants, safety benefits and conservation of scarce national resources.