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Hyderabad to host India’s First Exclusive IGBC Green Property Show

Hyderabad, July 13, 2023: The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a part of the CII, with the support of Government of Telangana, in its efforts to further advance the Green Building Movement in the country, announced first ever IGBC Green Property Show. 

The press conference was attended by  C Shekar Reddy, Ar. Srinivasa Murthy G, Co-Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Chapter in the presence of  M Anand, Deputy Executive Director, IGBC and other stakeholders.

The 1st edition of IGBC Green Property Show will take place between July 28-30, 2023, at the HITEX Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Government of Telangana is the Partner State for this event. This three-day expo will showcase green residential properties, along with building products and services, facilitating meaningful connections between developers and environmentally conscious property buyers.

Speaking on the occasion, C Shekar ReddyChairman, CII Telangana & Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Chapter stated that “Participation in the IGBC Green Property Show, Hyderabad provides an excellent platform for developers to showcase their green-rated projects, demonstrating their leadership and commitment to green buildings and the built environment. The key objective of the event is to bring in greater awareness among the general populace on the importance of choosing green-rated projects over conventional offerings, the immense benefits this will provide them with, and how they can contribute to sustainability, conserving natural resources and reduce environmental impacts.

Ar. Srinivasa Murthy GCo-Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Chapter added that “It is more important today than ever before that prospective home buyers choose their homes with climate change phenomenon in mind. Conservation of natural resources like biodiversity, green cover and water resources is of key importance. By making environmentally conscious choices for their home such as choosing IGBC rated Green Homes, property owners and occupants can enjoy tangible benefits such as reduced maintenance costs, energy and water consumption, as well as intangible benefits like improved occupant well-being and a healthier lifestyle, aligning with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).”

M Anand, Deputy Executive Director, IGBC presented the key highlights of the event and elaborate on the focus areas ranging from Climate Change and its impact on homeowners, to Green products, technologies, materials and wellbeing for occupants.

He stated that “We are glad to mention that Telangana is a significant contributor to India’s green building sector and is as a role model for other States. As on date, more than 700 projects in Telangana are going green with IGBC, amounting to about 1.12 billion sq. ft. of green building footprint.

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IGBC Green Property Show will be a great platform to showcase some of the best sustainable and eco-friendly living spaces that Hyderabad has to offer so that residents can explore and invest in smart and resilient choices while contributing to a greener tomorrow, not just for themselves but for future generations to come.”

According to  K S Venkatagiri Executive Director, CII – IGBC, “Today, the building sector is at the forefront of adopting and promoting green practices and technologies. This will go long way in addressing ecological issues in a holistic manner. Stakeholders are warmly embracing sustainable building practices. India has over 10.27 Billion Sq. ft of Green Building Footprint covering over 11,000 Projects, making India one of the top 3 countries in terms of the green building footprint. There is growing evidence that green buildings not only conserve resources but will also enhance the health & well-being of the occupants. The spotlight is therefore shifting to people and their wellness along with Net Zero. IGBC is working with several stakeholders such as the state and central governments, NGOs, and bilateral, and multilateral agencies including World GBC on this mission. Playing a catalytic role in spearheading the green building movement in the country is IGBC, part of CII, the IGBC Green Property Show, the first of its kind is aimed to further advance the movement and bring awareness amongst citizens about making greener choices.”

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