CII and IGBC Collaborate to Launch 'IGBC Nest'

In a joint effort, on 15th Nov, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) have introduced 'IGBC Nest' for individual housing units.

  • The initiative is strategically aligned to control and curtail carbon emissions, contributing to India's ambitious net-zero target by 2070.

Key Points

  • Tailored Framework: IGBC has unveiled a specialized framework designed for residential units, focusing on constructing environmentally conscious homes that effectively manage and restrict carbon emissions.
  • 'IGBC Nest': This pioneering framework and certification, termed 'IGBC Nest,' are crafted to generate awareness and motivate individual homeowners to construct sustainable residences without incurring significant additional costs.
  • Green Measures: The initiative encourages homeowners to adopt simple yet impactful green measures that contribute to resource efficiency and enhance occupant health and well-being.
  • Sustainable Objectives: The mission behind 'IGBC Nest' is to transform every building in India into a green structure, elevating homeowners' economic status while simultaneously enhancing life expectancy through improved health benefits.
  • Energy and Water Efficiency: The framework highlights key aspects of water and energy efficiency, along with the integration of solar energy solutions.
  • Homeowners are expected to reduce energy costs by 20-30% and decrease water requirements by 30-50%.
  • Future Impact: IGBC anticipates the 'IGBC Nest' initiative to play a pivotal role in establishing a sustainable and green India, not just for the current generation but also for future generations.
  • Upcoming Event: IGBC announced the 'IGBC Green Building Congress 2023,' supported by the World Green Building Council.
  • The event, scheduled from November 23, will revolve around the theme, "Advancing Net Zero through Decarbonization."
  • It aims to bring industry leaders, policymakers, and technology providers together to discuss sustainable building practices.