GRIHA, a rating system for green buildings developed by The Energy and Resources Institute ( TERI ), has been formalized as the first national rating system.
teri signed a memorandum of understanding with the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to this effect on November 1.
Mili Majumdar, area convenor, griha, says the rating system has been designed to suit Indian conditions and in particular for non air-conditioned buildings, unlike international rating systems like us -based Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is designed for energy efficiency measures in air-conditioned buildings only.But V Raghuraman, principal adviser and chief co-ordinator, energy environment and natural resources, Confederation of Indian Industry, says, " leed is far ahead of griha. A rating system is not just about energy consumption of a building but many other things like recycling and natural habitat. There are 30 buildings certified with leed under India."
Date: December 13, 2013 Venue: Crystal Hall, Hotel Mayfair Convention Centre, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Centre for Science and Environment is organizing “Regional Dialogue on Sustainable Buildings” in collaboration with the Bhubaneswar Urban Development Authority (BDA) in Bhubaneswar on December 13 at 9.30 am in Hotel Mayfair. This is an experience dialogue on the strategies on green buildings to improve energy and resource efficiency in building construction and usage.