Bengaluru Smart City Limited and CII’s – Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) have signed an MoU for giving a boost to the Green Building Movement & Sustainable Development in the city of Bengaluru and to facilitate Greening of the City as per IGBC’s Green Cities (Existing) Rating System.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in a special session during the Municipalika 2020, which had many leaders from Government, Smart City Councils, Municipal Corporations, Architects, Industry, media and academia present. Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, IAS, Managing Director, Bengaluru Smart City Limited; V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC and Syed Mohamed Beary, Chairman, IGBC Bengaluru Chapter exchanged the MoU in the august presence of Kunal Kumar, IAS, Joint Secretary & Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
It may be noted that IGBC with the support of all the stakeholders has launched an exclusive Green Cities Rating System for Existing Cities that will not only optimize resources but will also facilitate in enhancing the quality, health & wellbeing of the occupants. IGBC Green Cities Rating System will also facilitate in better land use; increase in ground water table; increase in the city landscape cover; better parking management strategies; enhanced waste management practices, etc., As part of the MoU, Bengaluru Smart City Limited and IGBC will work together in the areas of feasibility studies, skill development, awareness & outreach programmes.
On the occasion, V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC said that the MoU will go a long way in setting new global benchmarks in resource conservation, energy and environmental management and in the process facilitate India consolidate its leadership position in the global green buildings map. IGBC will work closely team with team Bengaluru Smart City Limited in facilitating build a Smarter, Greener and a Healthier city.