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CII’s IGBC Organised Seminar on Green Built Environment in Kolkata

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : On the occasion of World Environment Day 2023, a seminar on Green Built Environment was organised last evening at Park Hotel in Kolkata by CII’s Indian Green Building Council in association with CREDAI Bengal and Rotary Club of Calcutta Inner City to sensitise all the stakeholders from building and construction sector and for the other professionals. Aroop Biswas, Minister in Charge, Power, Housing, Youth Services & Sports, Government of West Bengal who could not attend due to the last-minute schedule change sent his message to the participants which was read at the venue. In his statement, he thanked IGBC to organise such awareness creations which are the need of the hour and advised him to work closely with his department by suggesting short-term and long-term visions for the state towards environmental sustainability. The members of Rotary Clubs, Sukanya Dasgupta and Ravindra Sehgal also addressed the gathering with their key insights and highlighted the importance of a sustainable and healthy

lifestyle. Apurva Salarpuria, Vice President, CREDAI Bengal also addressed the programme and highlighted many key contributors to the green building construction practices. He also mentioned the emerging trends and the transition from green buildings to net zero buildings are the future. Sushil Mohta, Chairman, IGBC Kolkata in his opening remarks highlighted several accomplishments of IGBC over the last two decades, and how Kolkata has emerged as the leading city in the country in terms of the number of green building projects going green. In his address, he mentioned IGBC efforts have resulted in India achieving 10.27 Billion Sq.ft of registered Green footprint from more than 10,900 projects across India. This has facilitated India in becoming the 2nd country in the world regarding the largest registered green building footprint. IGBC has demonstrated a clear business case for green buildings. Vivek Singh Rathore, Co-Chairman, IGBC Kolkata concluded the inaugural session of the seminar with the message of the 3Ps – Promote, Process and Protect which resembles the environment and Mother Earth.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu

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