What is IGBC?
Formed in 2001, IGBC is a non-profit organisation with various stakeholders including architects, developers and academia agencies. The council aims to promote a green building movement in India to facilitate the country to become one of the global leaders in green buildings.
Where have you heard about IGBC?
The IGBC made the news recently after it was announced that green buildings in India are predicted to grow from 1.7 billion square feet to 3 billion square feet by 2020. The demand for green buildings in India is expected to continue growing.
What you need to know about IGBC.
Launched in 2001, IGBC stands for Indian Green Building Council and is part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Initially, it sets out to promote green building, referring to a building that consumes less water, generates less waste, practices energy efficiency, conserves natural resources and provides healthier spaces for occupants compared to other, more conventional buildings. The council is member-driven and committee-based, working closely with several state governments and the World Green Building Council to enable a sustainable built environment for everybody in India.
Find out more about IGBC.
Learn more about IGBC by reading our definitions of green building and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).