IGBC Green Homes

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Homes is the first rating programme developed in India, exclusively for the residential 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

IGBC Green Homes® Rating System is a voluntary and consensus based programme. The rating system has been developed based on materials and technologies that are presently available.

The objective of IGBC Green Homes® is to facilitate the effective use of site resources, water conservation, energy efficiency, handling of house-hold waste, optimum material utilization and design for healthy, comfortable & environmentally friendly homes.

The rating system evaluates certain mandatory requirements & credit points using a prescriptive approach and others 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 the quality of life for occupants. The rating programme uses well accepted National standards and wherever local or National standards are not available, appropriate international benchmarks have been considered.


A Green Home can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The immediate and most tangible benefit is in the reduction in water and operating energy costs right from day one, during the entire life cycle of the building.

Tangible benefits:
  • Energy savings : 20 - 30%
  • Water savings : 30 - 50%
Intangible Benefits:
  • Enhanced air quality
  • Excellent day lighting
  • Health & wellbeing of the occupants
  • Conservation of scarce national resources
  • Enhance marketability for the project


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 Green Homes® certification if it can meet all mandatory requirements and achieve the minimum required points. The guidelines detailed under each mandatory requirement & credit enables the design and construction of green homes of all sizes and types.

IGBC Green Homes® rating system addresses green features under the following categories:

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


IGBC Green Homes® Rating System is a measurement system designed for rating new and major renovation of residential buildings which are broadly classified into two construction types:

  • Individual residential unit
  • Multi-dwelling residential units
    • Gated communities.
    • High-rise residential apartments.
    • Hostels, Service apartments, Resorts, Motels and Guest houses.

IGBC Green Homes® is designed primarily for new residential buildings. However, it is also applicable for existing buildings designed in accordance with the IGBC Green Homes® criteria.

When to use IGBC Green Homes®

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 Green Homes®

Certification Levels

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

The threshold criteria for certification/pre-certification levels are as under:
Certification Level Multi-dwelling Residential Unit Recognition
Certified 50 - 59 Best Practices
Silver 60 - 69 Outstanding Performance
Gold 70 - 79 National Excellence
Platinum 80 - 100 Global Leadership

Validity of Precertification: Kindly note that pre-certified projects need to re-validate the rating and provide us details of the project status once in 6 months, till the final rating is awarded. IGBC may carry site visit anytime during its construction till Certification. The precertification rating is valid for 3 years from the date of precertification.

Fee Structure

Individual Dwelling Unit Fee (applicable for upcoming and existing projects)
Registration Fee (Rs.) Certification Fee (Rs.) Remarks
300 sq.m & below 10,000 15,000 Cost of Plaque would be extra
301 sq.m to 1,500 sq.m 15,000 15,000 plus Rs. 50 per additional sq.m over & above 300 sq.m
More than 1,500 sq.m 20,000 75,000
Multi-Dwelling Unit Fee (applicable for upcoming projects)
Registration Fee (Rs)
IGBC Founding Member 25,000
IGBC Annual Member 25,000
Non-Member 30,000
Precertification Fee Structure in Rs
2,500 sq.m & below 2,501 sq.m to 10,000 sq.m 10,000 sq.m to 50,000 sq.m 50,000 sq.m & above
Fixed rate Fixed rate Fixed rate Fixed rate
IGBC Founding Member 85,000 1,00,000 1,75,000 2,25,000
IGBC Annual Member 90,000 1,05,000 2,00,000 2,50,000
IGBC Non-Members 95,000 1,10,000 2,25,000 2,75,000

Note: Fee is excluding all taxes*

Certification Fee(Rs)
2,500 sq.m & below 2,501 sq.m to 10,000 sq.m 10,001 sq.m to 50,000 sq.m 50,001 sq.m & above
Fixed rate Fixed rate Based on sq.m Fixed rate
IGBC Founding Member 1,00,000 1,10,000 2,50,000 plus Rs 11.75 per additional sq.m over & above 10,001 sq.m 7,20,000
IGBC Annual Member 1,05,000 1,15,000 2,60,000 plus Rs 12 per additional sq.m over & above 10,001 sq.m 7,40,000
Non-Member 1,10,000 1,20,000 2,70,000 plus Rs 12 per additional sq.m over & above 10,001 sq.m 7,50,000
  • Parking areas need not be considered as part of the built-up area
  • Fee is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Registration, Precertification 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.

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