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IGBC Green Affordable Housing

While rapid urbanisation, growing cities provide various opportunities, there are fallouts in terms of proliferation of slums, high prices of land and building materials which render houses unaffordable for the segment at the bottom of the pyramid. Therefore, the need for adequate housing for the low-income groups will substantially increase.

Most importantly, while we create housing for these sections of the society, they need to be green too. The principles of green and sustainability are fortunately or unfortunately community-agnostic, in the sense that they also need to handle wastages a bit more carefully, be thrifty in the usage of energy & water, handle waste in a hygienic manner to avoid outbreak of epidemics, reduced use of virgin materials and above all enhance their own quality of lives.

Housing that is appropriate to the needs of a household and within their means to pay along with being environment conscious. The means (or capacity) of a household to pay for their housing depends on three primary factors:

  • The income of the household;
  • The cost of appropriate housing; and
  • Other essential living costs to be met by the household, such as food and household goods, transport, education and healthcare.
The influencing parameters for such housing will take into consideration various design characteristics of the housing, alongside social, economic and cultural attributes of the household. With this background, IGBC has launched the Green Affordable Housing Rating. Some central indicators of green affordable housing would be:
  • Standard and quality of housing
  • Availability of basic amenities
  • Located close to the services, jobs and community facilities
  • Energy and water efficient
  • Cost efficient in maintenance & operations
The overarching objective of this rating would be to ensure a high degree of sustainability with no / meagre additional cost to the developer or the occupant. Therefore, the approach is to selectively adopt those measures that are simple and yet have profound impacts in conserving the environment.

To facilitate wider implementation, the rating system is made simple, practical and easily implementable. The economic payback periods for various measures have also been considered.

IGBC would strive to reach out the sustainability principles amongst the affordable housing community. This is a wonderful opportunity for the country to be a trend-setter amongst other countries in addressing such sections of the society.

Benefits

Green concepts and techniques in the affordable housing sector can help address the following:

  • Reduction in energy and water consumption
  • Improved health and hygiene
  • Better sanitation
  • Better ventilation and light in the dwellings
  • Fuel savings in transit of people to work places & associated pollution

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Overview

IGBC Green Affordable Housing rating system addresses green features under the following categories:

  • Site Measures
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Materials Conservation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation & Design Process
The guidelines detailed under each mandatory requirement & credit enables the design and construction of green affordable housing. However, every dwelling unit should meet certain mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable.

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Scope

The Green Affordable Housing Rating is applicable for housing projects designed with carpet-area less than or equal to 60 sq m per dwelling unit, which constitutes to atleast 70% of the total project built up area.

IGBC Green Affordable Housing Rating System is designed for rating New and Major renovation of affordable multi-dwelling residential buildings/ units.

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Certification Levels

The threshold criteria for certification/pre-certification levels are as under:

Certification Level Multi-dwelling Residential Unit Recognition
Certified 38 - 44 Best Practices
Silver 45 - 51 Outstanding Performance
Gold 52 - 59 National Excellence
Platinum 60 - 65 Global Leadership


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Fee Structure

Registration Fee

Category Registration Fee (Rs)
IGBC Members 25,000
Non Members 30,000






Precertification Fee

Category Precertification Fee (Rs)
IGBC Members 95,000
Non Members 110,000






Certification Fee

Category Up to 500 Dwelling units (Rs) 501-999 Dwelling units (Rs) >1000 Dwelling units (Rs)
IGBC Members 1,00,000 Rs. 1,00,000 + Rs 400 additional dwelling unit 3,00,000
Non-members 1,20,000 Rs. 1,20,000 + Rs 400 additional dwelling unit 3,20,000

* Parking areas need not be considered as part of the built-up area
* Fee is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
* Registration, Precertification, 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 either through Online and Offline options. Online payment mode includes Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking. Offline payment mode includes Demand Draft and Cheque.
* In case, the payment is through Cheque / Demand Draft, the Cheque / Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of 'Confederation of Indian Industry' payable at Hyderabad and couriered it to the following address:

M Raghu
Director
Confederation of Indian Industry
CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
Survey No. 64, Kothaguda Post, Near Hi-tech City
Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad - 500 084
Tel: +91 (40) 44185132 / 133
Mobile: +91 9789087697

* For RTGS transactions, our bank account details are appended below:

Account Holder Name: Confederation of Indian Industry
Bank Name: ICICI Bank Ltd
Beneficiary Bank Account Number: 004005011896
Branch Code: 0040
MICR Code: 500229003
IFS/NEFT Code: ICIC0000040

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Contact Us

For more details, please contact:

Ritabrata Sen (Mr)
Associate Counsellor
Email Id:  ritabrata.sen@cii.in
Phone number : +91(40) 4418 5231

Mr Naveen Akkina
Counsellor
Email Id:  naveen.akkina@cii.in
Phone number: +91(40) 4418 5119

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