The Indian Green Building Council(IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the council is, “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”.
An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) provides market leaders with the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by differentiating their products and adding value to the lives of their customers. EDGE brings speed, market intelligence and an investment focus to the next generation of green building certification in more than 170 countries. IFC created EDGE to respond to the need for a measurable and credible solution to prove the business case for building green and unlock financial investment. EDGE includes a EDGE App a cloud-based platform to calculate the cost of going green and utility savings.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by USGBC is a certification program for buildings and communities that meet design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability.
ASSOCHAM has taken a Green initiative to care for the Mother Earth and formed a Council for Green and Eco-friendly Movement (CGEM) that will govern the program “GEM Sustainability Certification Program” with an objective to promote environment friendly green building design and construction.
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