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All new construction from CPWD will be 3 star GRIHA compliant

Title: All new construction from CPWD will be 3 star GRIHA compliant


CPWD (Central Public Works Department), as a trend-setter has pioneered the initiative to make all its new construction at least 3 star GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) compliant and certified.


GRIHA is the National Rating System of India, and had been conceived by TERI and developed jointly with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. It is a green building 'design evaluation system', and is suitable for all kinds of buildings in different climatic zones of the country.


The latest technical publications of Central Public Works Department (CPWD) comprising green norms and features were released by Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Union Minister of Urban Development recently at in an event organized by the CPWD at Vigyan Bhawan. The publications have incorporated various green building norms required for GRIHA, ECBC  (Energy Conservation Building Code)  and NBC compliance, based on the recommendation of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), which  recently concluded a project on ‘Review and revision of CPWD documents to incorporate green parameters’ with CPWD teams.


The deliberations held shall go a long way in mainstreaming adoption of GRIHA, the indigenous green building rating system of India, in both public and private sector and help creation of Sustainable Habitats in the country.