The Kochi chapter of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Kochi Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for elevating its six schools to the ‘Green School” status under the purview of the former. It is the first time that six schools under the same management had been registered at the same time to become green schools in the country.
Under the purview of IGBC these education centres will be converted into ‘Green Schools’ by retro-fitting them energy efficient LED lights and providing clean toilets and alternative energy sources. By using modern fittings, equipment and processes the schools will be made more energy efficient.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001 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.
Founded in 1938 by Dr. K. M Munshi, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan conducts classes from Kindergarten to post-graduate research and imparts education in subjects ranging from Carnatic Music to Computers, from Sanskrit to Business Management and from Yoga to Journalism. This is being accomplished through its centres spread all over the country and abroad, through its constituent institutions which today number over 120.