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Naredco committed to green realty


The National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) has promised to take steps towards creating awareness and adoption of green buildings across the country.

During a webinar on ‘India’s Leadership Role in Advancing Green Buildings’, jointly organised by Naredco, CII and IGBC, the apex bodies noted that the industry body and its associated developers are firm believers of sustainable development.

Surendra Kumar BagdeAddressing the webinar, Surendra Kumar Bagde, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), stressed that a campaign should be run under the aegis of Naredco to spread awareness about the marginal cost difference between green and conventional buildings and the formers benefits.

He said all the required laws and regulations are in place to help developers construct green buildings. The official, however, noted that it needs to be seen whether cities in specific are adopting the norms to support growth of green buildings.

Rajeev Talwar, Chairman, NaredcoRajeev Talwar, Chairman of Naredco, spoke for more and more greenery in cities. “In many urban agglomerations it may not be possible, but the more vertical we go, the greater the chance that we can go green,” he said.

Responding to the call by Bagde for a campaign for green buildings, Rajan Bandelkar, Vice-President- West, Naredco, said the realtors’ body had already signed a MoU with IGBC.

V. SureshV. Suresh, Chairman, IGBC, underlined the significance of various policy interventions by the Government and exuded confidence that the journey from green buildings to green built-environment will help India shift gears in its journey of becoming a leader in the green building movement.