One of the most significant types of benefits provided by green buildings is to our climate and natural surroundings. Green buildings not only minimize or eliminate negative environmental consequences by using less water, energy, or natural resources, but they can also have a positive environmental impact (at the building or city sizes) by generating their own energy or boosting biodiversity. To discuss this issue, The Policy Times with Council of Architecture (COA), GRC India, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), GRIHA, NAREDCO, SEPC, CREDAI, Alumni Association of JNU (AAJ), BRICS-CCI, IAAPC, ELFI jointly organized Webinar on Current Environment Legislation & Regulations W.R.T Building & Construction/Township Sector for Sustainable & Self-Reliant India (SRI)” on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.
Hon’ble Justice Mr. Sheo Kumar Singh, Judicial Member, National Green Tribunal, GoI spoke on various projects containing green credentials. He also talked about how sustainable design reduces the negative impact on the environment by improving building performance especially given importance to reducing consumption of non-reliable resources and creating a healthy effective environment.
WEBINAR LINK: https://fb.watch/9SLWWgVodz/
Dr. Sujith Kr Bajpayee, Joint Secretary, MoEF&CC, highlighted the liberal policies to the building sector in India and for environmental clearances. “At the village level we need to have a policy. The next step is the capacity of the area which event involves the social and intangible aspects”.
The main root is to develop the villages with infrastructure and other aspects to improve quality livelihood. He also stated that when it comes to the environment, we only talk about planting, but we should move toward ESG which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance.
“A development we are trying to put forward that is environment friendly, ecologically appropriate, energy-saving in a very large way and we should try to see how this can be looked after to deal with this particular and this is why the most important framework of revolution beyond the safety parameters to get into this environment”, stated Shri. V Suresh, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council.
Bringing the policies of sustainability and self-reliance and its implementation, AR. Khan Habeeb Ahmed, President, Council of Architecture said, “the problem is not the cities or the migration, but the base root is the migration from the rural areas. Policies should even be looked at”.
He mainly focuses on the issues of sustainability and self-reliance. sustainable living for self-reliable India through perfect policies. He stressed further, “A lot of investigation as an architect is a must. This supports the cause of not only sustainability but also making a comprehensive documentation of the construction techniques before globalization”.
Mr. Sanjay Seth, Sr. Director, Sustainable Habitat TERI & CEO GRIHA Council, stated that development should be made but should never affect the environment. He focused on consumers’ needs as it is the most important entity as they take the …….