At the heart of IGBC’s endeavor lies the belief that encouraging green buildings goes beyond mere construction; it fosters an entire ecosystem of sustainability where allied industries such as renewable energy, sustainable materials manufacturing, and green technology development thrive.

In collaboration with CREDAI, IGBC’s initiative is poised to pave the way for millions to find purposeful work in a greener, more sustainable future, aligning closely with IGBC’s mission while celebrating CREDAI’s 25 years anniversary.

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IGBC’s E3 Event at Chennai saw a gathering of industry leaders, policymakers, and advocates namely, Chief Guest G S Sameeran, IAS, Joint Commissioner (Works), Greater Chennai Corporation; Guest of Honor Sridharan Swaminathan, National VP, South Zone, CREDAI; Dr. T Arul, Executive Committee, CREDAI, Chennai; Ar. C N Raghavendran, Managing Director, CRN & Past Chairman IGBC – Chennai Chapter; Ajit Kumar Chordia, Chairman, IGBC – Chennai Chapter; Mahesh Anand, Co-Chairman, IGBC – Chennai Chapter; Sampath Kumar, Senior Counsellor, CII – IGBC, and K V Sreedatta, Associate Counsellor, IGBC Secretariat, who discussed Chennai’s journey towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Sridharan Swaminathan, National VP, South Zone, CREDAI, emphasized, “Green buildings foster an ecosystem of sustainability, and is not just about its construction. They catalyse allied industries like renewable energy and green technology, creating job opportunities in various roles. CREDAI’s initiative, aligned with IGBC, aims to create a more sustainable future, celebrating CREDAI’s 25 years anniversary and registering projects that integrate these norms.”

G S Sameeran, IAS, Joint Commissioner (Works), Greater Chennai Corporation, said, “Green buildings, not only reduce environmental impact but also benefit communities, emphasizing the need for society-wide integration of sustainable practices beyond government mandates. This holistic approach ensures buildings serve both their immediate purpose and contribute positively to the environment and society in the long term.”

He also highlighted the importance of optimizing space and prolonging building lifespans in today’s urban landscape and stressed the significance of local context in green building initiatives, advocating for flexible designs and functionality.

Mahindra World City received a Platinum plaque for its exemplary commitment to green practices, under the IGBC Green Township Rating System. Urbanrise, a Founding Member of IGBC, was recognized for joining the Green Building Movement and dedication to sustainable development.

The event held sessions on themes such as Addressing the Urban Heat Island Effect & Urban Landscaping and Planning, Exploring Sustainable Architectural Planning & Low-carbon Design Materials for Enhanced Daylighting & Ventilation, Understanding IGBC Standards, Energy Saving Methodologies, and the Transition to Net Zero.

As Chennai progresses towards a sustainable future, IGBC remains at the forefront, championing green development and paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.