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Telangana among top 5 states in green building projects

Telangana has catapulted to the top five states to incorporate green building principles in the construction sector. 475 projects from Telangana are registered under the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which is leading the green building movement throughout the nation. This translates to 320 million square feet of commercial, apartment, and villa space where  93 of these have previously been certified. In Hyderabad alone, 405 IGBC-registered projects total 292 million square feet of green space. There are as many as 86 IGBC-certified projects. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka are the other four states.

The green building movement began in Hyderabad with the CII-Godrej GBC building at Hitec City. This building became India’s first Platinum rated green building in the year 2004.

Green buildings aim to save water and energy, enhance material efficiency and also enhance indoor air quality among others. The incremental cost for using green materials now is about five per cent more than the traditional building materials. This was about 20 per cent more in the initial days when the green movement started around in 2003.

Some of the products and technologies available include glass and glazing system for reducing the air-conditioning load, ultra-low flow and flush fixture to reduce water consumption, people-friendly finishing products like paints, adhesives, sealants, Internet-based smart lighting system and smart energy and water metering systems.

CIIs Indian Green Building Council is hosting the 19th edition of a virtual expo termed Green Building Congress (GBC21) from November 18-21, on the CII HIVE platform, the conference is being attended by participants from 10 countries. The expo will display building technologies, about 500 products, and services and is said to run for a month.

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