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Source: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Thursday, November 24, 2011 06:42 PM IST (01:12 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, Environment; Business: Business services, Energy companies, Media & entertainment
CREDAI Joins Hands with ADaRSH to Promote Green Buildings in India under the GRIHA Rating System
Dr. RK Pachauri Director General, TERI and Mr. Lalit Kumar Jain, National President CREDAI, jointly sign the MoU and announce the partnership
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, November 24, 2011 -- (Business Wire India) -- In an endeavor to strengthen the green building movement in India and promotion of GRIHA with the members and associates of CREDAI, the Association for Development and Research on Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH) and Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) signed a memorandum of understanding today in New Delhi declaring that both shall cross-market & facilitate wherever appropriate, each other's services to promote and accept the GRIHA Rating system as the reference standard for determining incentives, educating and promoting green buildings in India.
Both CREDAI and ADaRSH would jointly approach municipal bodies to come up with incentives for green buildings and accept GRIHA as the reference standard for determining the incentives. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has already set an example by announcing mandatory compliance of their future government projects with GRIHA, and soon other municipal bodies are also expected to join the movement.
GRIHA - (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is India's national rating system for sustainable habitats. It is an indigenous system designed and developed by the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) in collaboration with TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). ADaRSH has trained over 10,000 professionals, students, and government officials in various capacities on green habitats in the Indian context. ADaRSH firmly believes in equipping professionals and the real estate industry with the requisite skills to design and build sustainable habitats, such that dependency on a handful of green building professionals is minimized.
ADaRSH- (Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats) is an independent society, registered under the Societies Act, 1860 for the interaction on scientific and administrative issues related to sustainable habitats in the Indian context. It was founded jointly by MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi) along with a handful of experts in the fields related to sustainability of built environment from across the country. ADaRSH promotes GRIHA - The National Rating System (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) as a design and evaluation tool for green buildings and habitats.
About: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
From microbiology to global climate change, from smoke-filled rural kitchens to plush corporate boardrooms, from schoolchildren to heads of state-no sphere of human endeavor is unfamiliar to TERI. Headed by world-renowned economist and Head of the Nobel Prize winning UN Climate panel, Dr. R K Pachauri, TERI is best described as an independent, not-for-profit research institute focused on energy, environment, and sustainable development and devoted to efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.
A dynamic and flexible organization established in 1974, all activities in TERI move from formulating local and national level strategies to suggesting global solutions to critical energy and environment-related issues. Headquartered in New Delhi, TERI has established regional offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Guwahati and Mukhteshwer in the Himalaya's and International centers in Japan, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Washington DC, London and Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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