As per various reports of the United Nations Environment Programme, buildings use about 40% of global energy, 25% of global water, 40% of global resources. Buildings emit approximately 1/3 of all GHG emissions and produces up to 40% of annual solid waste.
With this background, CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) defines “a Green Building as one which uses less water, optimises energy usage, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants as compared to a conventional building.” IGBC rated buildings offer tremendous savings in terms of energy (up to 20 – 30% over baselines) and water consumption (up to 50% over baselines) and also numerous intangible benefits like fresher air quality with primary focus on the health and productivity of the occupants.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) was formed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2001. The council is based out of the CII Green Business Centre, Hyderabad which is India’s 1st Platinum rated green building. IGBC is the country's premier body for green building services related to certification, capacity building, professional accreditation, etc. With the support of stakeholders like you, IGBC is leading the green building movement in the country and is making constant efforts towards wider adoption of sustainability concepts in construction.
In line with our vision to have sustainable built environment for all by 2025, IGBC has launched
(till date) 22 different green building rating systems for all types of construction projects – residential, commercial, industrial, educational, etc. These IGBC ratings have been indigenously developed keeping in mind India’s climatic conditions and bye-laws.
The green building movement stands tall in the country today with over 4,550 green building projects having adopted IGBC Ratings equivalent to a footprint of approximately 5.30 billion sq ft. These projects are coming up in both the government and private sectors in all parts of the country. Over the past eighteen years, CII - IGBC has developed an unmatched in-house robust infrastructure required to handhold, audit and certify green structures in the built environment.
In order to meet the growing demand of service providers and facilitators to handle green building projects, IGBC conducts regular professional capacity building exercises. Till date, IGBC has trained over 30,000 professionals.
Topics to be covered during the training
This training programme by the CII - Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) would broadly cover various approaches and strategies, to create a sustainable built environment. The programme would also include introduction to the Green Building Movement in India, sharing of illustration and successful case studies of projects across the country.
IGBC AP Examination is a credential offered by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and is specially designed to test the knowledge of students and professionals on green building design, construction, operation and maintenance. The examination has the following four sections:
Section I : Green Building Design & Construction
Section II : Building Standards & Codes
Section III : IGBC Resources and Processes
Section IV : Green Design Strategies & Impacts
The main objective of this exam is to meet the growing demand for qualified Green building professionals with holistic understanding of green building concepts. The examination is designed for stakeholders from various backgrounds, primarily Architects, Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineers, Contractors, Builders, Facility Managers, HVAC & MEP Engineers, etc.
We are pleased to inform you that, as on date, India has over 2,900 IGBC APs who are involved in conceptualization and design of various IGBC rated Green building projects across the country. IGBC estimates that by 2020, India would require over 10,000 APs to handhold various green building projects in the country. Hence, there is a growing need to have IGBC Accredited Professionals in the country.