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IGBC Green New Buildings

The building sector in India is growing at a rapid pace and contributing immensely to the growth of the economy. This augurs well for the country and now there is an imminent need to introduce green concepts and techniques in this sector, which can aid growth in a sustainable manner.

The green concepts and techniques in the building sector can help address national issues like water efficiency, energy efficiency, reduction in fossil fuel use in commuting, handling of consumer waste and conserving natural resources. Most importantly, these concepts can enhance occupant health, happiness and well-being.

Against this background, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has launched IGBC Green New Buildings rating system to address the National priorities. This rating programme is a tool which enables the designer to apply green concepts and reduce environmental impacts that are measurable. The rating programme covers methodologies to cover diverse climatic zones and changing lifestyles.

IGBC has set up the Green New Buildings Core Committee under the leadership of Ar. Raghavendran, to develop the rating programme. This committee comprised of key stakeholders including architects, builders, consultants, developers, owners, institutions, manufacturers and industry representatives. The committee, with a diverse background and knowledge has enriched the rating system, both in its content and process.


Green New buildings can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The most tangible benefits are the reduction in water and energy consumption right from day one of occupancy. The energy savings could range from 20 - 30 % and water savings around 30 - 50%. The intangible benefits of green new buildings include enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health & well-being of the occupants, safety benefits and conservation of scarce national resources.



IGBC Green New Buildings rating systemŽ addresses green features under the following categories:

       - Sustainable Architecture and Design
       - Site Selection and Planning
       - Water Conservation
       - Energy Efficiency
       - Building Materials and Resources
       - Indoor Environmental Quality
       - Innovation and Development

The guidelines detailed under each mandatory requirement & credit enables the design and construction of new buildings of all sizes and types (as defined in scope). Different levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total credits earned. However, every green new building should meet certain mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable.



IGBC Green New Buildings rating systemŽ is designed primarily for new buildings. New Buildings include (but are not limited to) offices, IT parks, banks, shopping malls, hotels, airports, stadiums, convention centers, libraries, museums, etc., Building types such as residential, factory buildings, schools will be covered under other IGBC rating programmes. IGBC Green New Buildings rating system is broadly classified into two types:

  1. Owner-occupied buildings are those wherein 51% or more of the building's built-up area is occupied by the owner.

  2. Tenant-occupied buildings are those wherein 51% or more of the building's built-up area is occupied by the tenants.
Based on the scope of work, projects can choose any of the above options.

The project team can evaluate all the possible points to apply under the rating system using a suitable checklist (Owner-occupied buildings and Tenant-occupied buildings). The project can apply for IGBC Green New Buildings rating systemŽ certification, if it can meet all mandatory requirements and achieve the minimum required points.


Certification Levels

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

Certification Level Owner-occupied Buildings Tenant-occupied Buildings Recognition
Certified 40 - 49 40 - 49 Best Practices
Silver 50 - 59 50 - 59 Outstanding Performance
Gold 60 - 74 60 - 74 National Excellence
Platinum 75 - 100 75 - 100 Global Leadership

IGBC will recognise Green New Buildings that achieve one of the rating levels with a formal letter of certification and a mountable plaque.

Fee Structure (effective from 1 January 2016)

Registration Fee

*The fee structure is applicable to both Owner-occupied and Tenant-occupied projects.

Category Registration Fee (Rs)
IGBC Members 25,000
Non Members 30,000

Precertification/ Provisional Certification Fee

Category Precertification/ Provisional Certification Fee (Rs)
IGBC Members 150,000
Non Members 185,000

Certification Fee

Category 5,000 sq.m & below Fixed rate 5,001 sq.m to 50,000 sq.m Based on sq.m 50,001 sq.m & above Fixed rate
Founding Members 140,000 Rs. 140,000 plus Rs. 10 per additional sq.m over & above 5,001 sq.m 590,000
Annual members 150,000 Rs. 150,000 plus Rs. 10.50 per additional sq.m over & above 5,001 sq.m 625,000
Non-members 160,000 Rs. 160,000 plus Rs. 10.50 per additional sq.m over & above 5,001 sq.m 635,000

* Parking areas need not be considered as part of the built-up area
* Fee is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
* Registration, Precertification, Provisional Certification 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/ 225

Sampath Kumar Kabothu
Email Id:  sampath.kumar@cii.in
Phone number: +91 (40) 4418 5117

Mr Amith M C
Email Id:  amith.mc@cii.in
Phone number : +91(40) 4418 5136

Ms Vaishnavi Paturu
Email Id:  vaishnavi.paturu@cii.in
Phone number : +91(40) 4418 5205


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