IGBC Green Factory Buildings

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Factory Buildings is the first rating programme developed in India, exclusively for the industrial sector. It is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between known established practices and emerging concepts. The system is designed to be comprehensive in scope, yet simple in operation. This rating system would address the factory buildings and not the processes. It would be applicable to all sectors of industry and for all climatic zones of India.

Features

IGBC Green Factory Building Rating System is a voluntary and consensus based programme. The rating system has been developed based on materials and technologies that are currently available. This rating system would facilitate the development of energy efficient, water efficient, healthy, more productive, environmentally friendly factories.

The rating system evaluates certain credit points using a prescriptive approach and other credits on a performance based approach. The rating system is evolved so as to be comprehensive and at the same time user-friendly. The programme is fundamentally designed to address national priorities and quality of life for factory workmen.

The rating programme uses well accepted national standards and wherever local or national standards are not available, appropriate international benchmarks have been considered.

Benefits

Green Existing Buildings can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible.
Tangible benefits:
  • Energy savings : 30 - 40%
  • Water savings : 20 - 30%
Intangible benefits:
  • Enhanced indoor air quality
  • Good day lighting
  • Health & wellbeing of the occupants
  • Safety of the workmen

Overview

The project team can evaluate all the possible points to apply under the rating system using a suitable checklist. The project can apply for IGBC Factory Buildings certification if it can meet all mandatory requirements and achieve the minimum required points.

IGBC Green Factory Buildings rating system addresses green features under the following categories:

  • Site Selection and Planning
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Materials Conservation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupational Health
  • Innovation & Design Process

Scope

IGBC Green Factory Building Rating System addresses both new and existing factory buildings. This rating system would address the factory buildings and not the processes. It would be applicable to all sectors of industry and for all climatic zones of India.

Certification Levels

Different levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total credits earned. However, every Green Existing Building should meet certain mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable.

The threshold criteria for certification/provisional levels are as under:
Certification Level Points Recognition
Certified 51 - 60 Best Practices
Silver 61 - 70 Outstanding Performance
Gold 71 - 80 National Excellence
Platinum 81-100 Global Leadership
Validity of Certification

IGBC Green Factory Buildings rating is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the certification. mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable

For recertification, the projects have to show compliance to the latest version of IGBC Green Factory Buildings rating prevailing at the time of recertification

Fee Structure (effective from 1 February 2018)

Registration Fee (Rs.)
Category Registration Fee (Rs)
IGBC Members 25,000
Non-Members 30,000
Provisional Certification Fee (Rs.)
Category Precertification / Provisional Fee (Rs)
IGBC Members 1,95,000
Non-Members 2,40,000
Certification Fee(INR)
Certification Fee 2,500 sq.m & below 2,501 sq.m to 50,000 sq.m 50,001 sq.m & above
Fixed rate Based on sq.m Fixed rate
Founding Members 1,70,000 Rs. 1,70,000 + Rs. 11.25 per additional sq.m over & above 2,500 sq.m 7,05,000
Annual members 1,80,000 Rs. 1,80,000 + Rs. 11.50 per additional sq.m over & above 2,500 sq.m 7,30,000
Non-members 1,90,000 Rs. 1,90,000 + Rs. 11.50 per additional sq.m over & above 2,500 sq.m 7,40,000
  • Parking areas need not be considered as part of the built-up area
  • Fee is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Registration, Provisional Certification and Certification fee are non-refundable
  • Membership discounts can be availed only if the Project Owner or Developer is a member of IGBC
Payment Details:
  • Payment can be done through Online options - Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking.

Resources

Abridged Reference Guide
IGBC Green Factory Building Rating System (Pilot Version)
IGBC Green Factory Building Version 2.0

Note: IGBC Green Factory Building Version 2.0 is effective from 01 June 2024. All the projects registering further to this date shall consider only Version 2.0 rating guideline.

For more details, please contact:

IGBC Marketing:
Anand Sundararajan
Associate Counsellor
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IGBC Technical:
Mr. Rishav Kumar
Architect, IGBC
rishav.kumar@cii.in
Mr. Venkata sasidhar
Associate Counsellor, IGBC
venkata.sasidhar@cii.in
Ar. Naveen Akkina
Senior Counsellor, IGBC
naveen.akkina@cii.in

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