Tata Housing Development Co. Ltd., India’s fastest growing real estate development company is proud to be acknowledged by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its contribution to eco-friendly construction. Tata Housing was recently facilitated, at the GreenCO Summit 2013 organized by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII – Western Chapter) at Suzlon One Earth in Pune.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India presented the award to Tata Housing at the ceremony. Tata Housing is one of the major contributors in achieving the 1.51 Billion sq.ft of IGCB certified green footprint in the country. They have over 55.4 million sq.ft of registered green building footprint of which 8.8 million sq.ft. have been certified.
Speaking on the achievement Mr. Brotin Banerjee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tata Housing, said, “At Tata Housing, it is our constant endeavour to create eco-friendly homes. We maximise the open green spaces in the communities that we design and provide over 80 per cent open spaces which allows natural lighting and other natural components in most of our projects. As a responsible corporate citizen and following the ethos of a Tata group company, all projects of Tata Housing are sustainable green developments under the guidelines of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).”
Dr. Prem C Jain, Chairman of the Indian Green Building Council said, ”Committed and passionate champions like Tata Housing have contributed to all these achievements. I would like to thank you for all your efforts and for being such a great supporter of IGBC’s initiatives.”
IGBC Green Homes is the first rating programme developed in India exclusively for the residential sector and is based on the accepted energy environmental principles and strikes a balance between known established practices and emerging concepts. The evaluation process of the IGBC certification is based on parameters such as site selection and planning, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials, internal environment quality and innovation and design process; and we are glad to have accomplished several projects based on these tenets.
IGBC is a consensus driven not-for profit council representing the building industry, consisting of more than 500 committed members. The council encourages builders, developers and owners to build green to enhance the economic and environmental performance of buildings. The Green Building Movement in India has been spearheaded by IGBC since 2001, by creating national awareness. The council’s activities have enabled a market transformation with regard to Green Building concepts, materials and technologies. IGBC continuously works to provide tools that facilitate the adoption of green building practices in India. The development of IGBC Green Homes Rating System is another important step in this direction.