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About the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

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Vijayawada Railway Station was awarded the ‘Green Railway Station’ certification with the highest rating of Platinum by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

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About the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC):

  • Formation: IGBC was established in 2001 and operates under the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • Premier Certification Body: It is recognized as India’s leading certification body for green buildings.
  • Services Offered: IGBC provides a range of services, including the development of new green building rating programs, certification services, and green building training programs.
  • Annual Event: The council hosts the Green Building Congress, its flagship annual event dedicated to green buildings.
  • Global Engagement: IGBC is one of five countries represented on the board of the World Green Building Council, participating in global discussions on issues like COP (Conference of the Parties) and similar international platforms.
  • Environmental Categories: IGBC’s building rating system is based on six environmental categories: sustainable station facility, health, hygiene, and sanitation, energy efficiency, water efficiency, smart and green initiatives, and innovation and development.
  • Headquarters: Located in Hyderabad.

-Source: The Hindu


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