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Green Building Congress 2018 Evokes Excellent Response

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Playing a catalytic role in accelerating green building movement in India is CII-IGBC’s annual flagship event- ‘Green Building Congress’. This is one such annual event where national and international stakeholders from the construction industry converge to share & learn the latest and emerging green building technologies and forge new partnerships. The event has grown significantly in terms of content, outreach and participation, etc.

The 16th edition of Green Building Congress 2018 which was organised on 31 Oct-1 November 2018 at Hyderabad, evoked excellent response from the stakeholders and delegates. Broadly Green Building Congress 2018 featured- Conference and Exhibition and focused on the theme- Green Built Environment for People & the Planet’. Discussions, deliberations weaved around this theme.  Green Building Congress 2018 had the honour of Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India address at the inaugural session on 1 November 2018.

Appended are the highlights of Green Building Congress 2018:

  • Government of Telangana was the Partner State
  • Participation of Shailendra Kumar Joshi, IAS Chief Secretary and other senior Government officials from Government of Telangana
  • Hall of Fame award posthumously presented to Dr Prem C Jain
  • 2,750 national and international
  • delegates
  • 8,800 visitors to international ex-hibition
  • 125 National and international speakers
  • Concurrent sessions on green & smart cities, green hospitals, green landscapes & biodiversity, green homes & affordable housing, green products, materials & technologies
  • Presence of Ms Lisa Bate, Chair, WorldGBC; Ar Tai Lee Siang, Immediate Past Chair, WorldGBC; Mr Raymond Rufino, Chair, Philippine Green Building Council
  • Launch of 3 IGBC green building rating systems- Net Zero Energy Buildings, Hill Habitat and Resorts- taking the total number of rating systems launched by IGBC to 25
  • Launch of GreenPro Certification Standard for Lighting System
  • Launch of Green Building in India- Coffee Table Publication: Vol: 3
  • 158 projects awarded with IGBC green building rating. IGBC plaque and certificate presented
  • Awards presented to winners of Green your school contest and IGBC green design contest
  • Awards presented to winners of IGBC Green League quiz contest
  • Screening of eco-films for architectural and engineering students
  • Publishers corner for sale of books on environment

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