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IGBC Green Homes

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Homes is the first rating programme developed in India, exclusively for the residential sector. It is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between known established practices and emerging concepts. The system is designed to be comprehensive in scope, yet simple in operation

IGBC Green Homes® Rating System is a voluntary and consensus based programme. The rating system has been developed based on materials and technologies that are presently available.

The objective of IGBC Green Homes® is to facilitate the effective use of site resources, water conservation, energy efficiency, handling of house-hold waste, optimum material utilization and design for healthy, comfortable & environmentally friendly homes.

The rating system evaluates certain mandatory requirements & credit points using a prescriptive approach and others on a performance based approach. The rating system is evolved so as to be comprehensive and at the same time user-friendly. The programme is fundamentally designed to address national priorities and the quality of life for occupants. The rating programme uses well accepted National standards and wherever local or National standards are not available, appropriate international benchmarks have been considered.



A Green Home can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The immediate and most tangible benefit is in the reduction in water and operating energy costs right from day one, during the entire life cycle of the building.

Tangible Benefits:

       - Energy savings : 20 - 30%
       - Water savings : 30 - 50%

Intangible Benefits:

       - Enhanced air quality
       - Excellent day lighting
       - Health & wellbeing of the occupants
       - Conservation of scarce national resources
       - Enhance marketability for the project



The project team can evaluate all the possible points to apply under the rating system using a suitable checklist. The project can apply for IGBC Green Homes® certification if it can meet all mandatory requirements and achieve the minimum required points. The guidelines detailed under each mandatory requirement & credit enables the design and construction of green homes of all sizes and types.

IGBC Green Homes® rating system addresses green features under the following categories:

       - Site Selection and Planning
       - Water Conservation
       - Energy Efficiency
       - Materials & Resources
       - Indoor Environmental Quality
       - Innovation & Design Process



IGBC Green Homes® Rating System is a measurement system designed for rating new and major renovation of residential buildings which are broadly classified into two construction types:

       - Individual residential unit
       - Multi-dwelling residential units
               o Gated communities.
               o High-rise residential apartments.
               o Hostels, Service apartments, Resorts, Motels and Guest houses.

IGBC Green Homes® is designed primarily for new residential buildings. However, it is also applicable for existing buildings designed in accordance with the IGBC Green Homes® criteria.

When to use IGBC Green Homes®

The project team can evaluate all the possible points to apply under the rating system using a suitable checklist. The project can apply for IGBC Green Homes®


Certification Levels

Different levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total credits earned. However, every Green Home should meet certain mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable.

The threshold criteria for certification/pre-certification levels are as under:

Certification Level Individual Units Multi-dwelling Units Recognition
Certified 38 - 44 50 - 59 Best Practices
Silver 45 - 51 60 - 69 Outstanding Performance
Gold 52 - 59 70 - 79 National Excellence
Platinum 60 - 75 80 - 89 Global Leadership

Validity of Precertification: Kindly note that pre-certified projects need to re-validate the rating and provide us details of the project status once in 6 months, till the final rating is awarded. IGBC may carry site visit anytime during its construction till Certification. The precertification rating is valid for 3 years from the date of precertification.


Fee Structure (effective from 1 January 2016)

Individual Dwelling Unit Fee

Net Living Space Registration Fee (Rs.) Certification Fee (Rs.)
Less than 120 sq.m 10,000 15,000
121 sq.m to 350 sq.m 10,000 25,000
351 sq.m to 700 sq.m 10,000 Rs.85 per sq.m
701 sq.m to 1400 sq.m 15,000 Rs.100 per sq.m
More than 1401 sq.m 20,000 1,80,000

Multi-dwelling Units Fee

Registration Fee (Rs.) Precertification Fee (Rs.)
IGBC Members 25,000 1,50,000
Non members 30,000 1,85,000

Certification Fee (Rs.)

Certification Fee 5,000 sq.m & below 5,001 sq.m to 50,000 sq.m 50,001 sq.m & above
Fixed rate Based on sq.m Fixed rate
Founding Members 1,40,000 Rs. 1,40,000 plus Rs. 10 per additional sq.m over & above 5,001 sq.m 5,90,000
Annual Members 1,50,000 Rs. 1,50,000 plus Rs. 10.50 per additional sq.m over & above 5,001 sq.m 6,25,000
Non-members 1,60,000 Rs. 1,60,000 plus Rs. 10.50 per additional sq.m over & above 5,001 sq.m 6,35,000

* Parking areas need not be considered as part of the built-up area 
* Fee is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
* Registration, Precertification and Certification fee are non-refundable
* Membership discounts can be availed only if the Project Owner or Developer is a
  member of IGBC
Payment Details:

* Payment can be done either through Online and Offline options. Online payment mode includes Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking. Offline payment mode includes Demand Draft and Cheque.
* In case, the payment is through Cheque / Demand Draft, the Cheque / Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of 'Confederation of Indian Industry' payable at Hyderabad and couriered it to the following address:

M Raghu
Confederation of Indian Industry
CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
Survey No. 64, Kothaguda Post, Near Hi-tech City
Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad - 500 084
Tel: +91 (40) 44185132 / 133
Mobile: +91 9789087697

* For RTGS transactions, our bank account details are appended below:

Account Holder Name: Confederation of Indian Industry
Bank Name: ICICI Bank Ltd
Beneficiary Bank Account Number: 004005011896
Branch Code: 0040
MICR Code: 500229003
IFS/NEFT Code: ICIC0000040


Contact Us

For more details, please contact:

Ritabrata Sen (Mr)
Email Id: ritabrata.sen@cii.in
Phone number: +91(40) 4418 5231

Praveen Kumar Soma
Senior Counsellor
Email Id: praveen.soma@cii.in
Phone number: +91(40) 4418 5121


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