GRIHA, Indian Institute of Architects Ink MoU to Promote Green Buildings in India

As per the MoU signed, both the bodies aimed to spread awareness about the necessity of green and sustainable architecture along with the GRIHA rating tool to evaluate the performance of such buildings.

MoU signed

With an aim to spread awareness about green buildings in the country, green rating system GRIHA Council has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter (IIANC).

On the sidelines of ‘ARCH TALK’ event in New Delhi, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer, GRIHA Council and Ashish Gupta, Honorary Joint Secretary, IIANC.

For the first time, TERI and MNRE backed GRIHA Council has associated with a group of practicing architects, who are an integral part of the construction industry.

As per the MoU signed, both the bodies aimed to spread awareness about the necessity of green and sustainable architecture along with the GRIHA rating tool to evaluate the performance of such buildings.

Commenting on the MoU, GRIHA Council, CEO, Sanjay Seth said, “We welcome our collaboration with the Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter and are pleased to have inked this MoU. Both the GRIHA Council and Indian Institute of Architects intend to promote and work for transforming habitats towards sustainable development.”

Besides, this association will also be working towards promoting adoption of sustainable building materials and strategies to increase green building footprint in India, via awareness and training programmes for the members of IIANC in Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir region.

“Collaboration with the GRIHA Council is a step in the right direction for promotion of sustainable development practices through training and focused interactions amongst the members of the institute. We are sure that our Members shall lead the construction industry by adopting the current approaches to sustainable building practices in the future,” said Ashish Gupta, Honorary Joint Secretary, IIANC.

In order to promote and administer green buildings in the country, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council was jointly set up by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It is an independent, not-for-profit society.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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