According to reports, as many as 20 residential projects will come up in Pune and Pimpri- Chinchwad areas developed on Green Buildings Concept under GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
He was speaking at a seminar organized by CREDAI Pune on the science of climate change, the impacts of continued greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions & mitigation technologies from the perspective of green buildings.
CREDAI-National has entered in to a MoU with GRIHA for wide campaigning on the Green Building Concept amongst the Member Developer throughout India.
Dr Pachauri added, “GRIHA” is India’s national rating system for sustainable habitats designed and developed by the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy), Government of India, in collaboration with TERI. At present, under ‘GRIHA’ 160 projects, both residential and commercial, are going on nationally, out of which 20 projects are in Pune.”
Adding further, Pachauri mentioned that within a year’s time, TERI would prepare a detailed report on their research on effect of climate change on Maharashtra, and the report will be presented to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
“It will also include various measures to stem global warming. Along with Maharashtra we are also working on the report of Gujarat, West Bengal, Rajasthan & Himachal Pradesh,” he said.
“To comply with Green building concept it is important for a project to utilize minimum water, install a solar system for saving at least 30 per cent electricity, treatment & re-usage of waste water, planting as many saplings/ trees. While contributing to India’s growth through this sector, one should not ignore the environment,” said Pachauri.