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IGBC Green Resorts

The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the service sectors by contributing about 9.6 % GDP and 8% of the total employment in India. Hospitality in India has significant potential considering the rich cultural and historical heritage, variety in ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread across the country. The challenges in this sector lie in successfully preserving these in their original form, and making them accessible to domestic and international travellers, together with safeguarding the economic interest and heritage of local communities. Increased footfall of tourists and the explosive growth of the industry over the past decade have produced significant impacts on natural resources, consumption patterns, pollution and social systems.

This has reiterated the need for a more responsible planning and management of this industry in order to minimize its negative impacts by addressing issues like water conservation, energy efficiency and handling of waste. Also maximise its potential for a sustainable development along with enhancing the guests' experience and well- being.

Against this background, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has launched IGBC Green Resorts rating system® to address the need of sustainable development in hospitality sector. This rating programme is a tool which enables the designer to apply green concepts and reduce environmental impacts that are measurable. The rating programme covers methodologies to cover diverse climatic zones and variety in ecology.


With the global emphasis on sustainability and combating climate change, the IGBC Green Resorts rating system creates a major opportunity to position the hospitality sector experience as a unique guests takeaway in a low-impact way. The IGBC Green Resorts Rating System creates awareness amongst guests about the emissions caused due to their travel and its impact on environment. The rating is sensitising the guests on adopting green lifestyle making their experience during stay create an eternal impression..

The rating offers the following tangible and intangible benefits to the resort owner:

  • The tangible benefit is reduction in water and energy consumption right from day one of operation. The energy and water savings could range from 20 to 30 %.
  • The intangible benefits of green resorts include enhanced brand image and attracting environmentally conscious national and international guests

The IGBC Green Resorts rating system creates a win-win situation for all the stakeholders of a resort Guest, Owner and Society.


IGBC Green Resorts rating system® addresses green features under the following categories:
  • Guest Experience
  • Resort Design and Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Landscape
  • Resort Facility Management
  • Societal Contribution
  • Innovation and Development
The guidelines detailed under each credit enables the design and operation of resorts of all sizes. Different levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total credits earned. However, every green resort should meet mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable



IGBC Green Resorts rating system® is designed for resorts, both existing and newly constructed of any size and typology. The newly constructed resorts should be operational for at least three months before applying for rating.

Certification Level:

The threshold criteria for certification levels are as under:

Certification levelCredit pointsRecognition
Certified40 - 49Best practices
Silver50 - 59Outstanding Performance
Gold60 - 74National Excellence
Platinum75 - 100Global Leadership

IGBC will recognize Green Resorts that achieve one of the rating levels with a formal letter of certification and a mountable plaque.


Fee Structure

Registration Fee

CategoryRegistration Fee(Rs)
IGBC MemberRs 25,000
IGBC Non-MemberRs 30,000

Certification Fee:
Category5,000 sq.m and below5,001 sq.m to 50,000 sq.m50,001 sq.m and above
Founding MembersRs 1,90,000Rs 1,90,000 plus Rs. 11.75 per additional sq.m & above 5,000 sq.mRs 7,20,000
IGBC Annual MembersRs 2,00,000Rs 2,00,000 plus Rs. 12 per additional sq.m & above 5,000 sq.mRs 7,40,000
IGBC Non-Annual MembersRs 2,10,000Rs 2,10,000 plus Rs. 12 per additional sq.m & above 5,000 sq.mRs 7,50,000

* Parking areas need not be considered as part of the built-up area
*Registration and Certification Fee is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
* Registration 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.

Note: The Upgraded Version 2 will be applicable with effect from 1 Dec 2022. All submittals after this sunset date, shall have to submit as per IGBC Green Resorts Rating System Ver 2.0. Kindly note that there are minor additions / changes /relaxed few thresholds in Ver 2.0 to address wide variety of typologies and climatic conditions.



Reference Guide & Addendum
IGBC Green Resorts - Registration Form
IGBC Green Resorts - Questionnaire for Resorts Project to fill
IGBC Green Resorts Rating System Ver2.0
IGBC Green Resorts - Checklist for Resorts
IGBC Green Resorts - About IGBC Green Resorts
IGBC Green Resorts - Case study of Green Resort - Kensville


Contact Us

For more details, please contact:

IGBC Marketing:

Email Id: sundeep.vullikanti@cii.in
Mobile Number:9000999689

Associate Counsellor
Email Id: vikram.singha@cii.in
Mobile Number: 9619315927

Anand Sundararajan
Email Id: anand.sundararajan@cii.in
Mobile Number: 8142239142

IGBC Technical:

Praveen Soma
Principal Counsellor
Email Id: praveen.soma@cii.in
Mobile: +91 8978110084

Ms. Amruta Katpelwar
Associate Counsellor
Email Id: amruta.katpelwar@cii.in
Mobile: +91 7743994684

Dhiraj Katari
Associate Counsellor
Email Id: dhiraj.katari@cii.in
Mobile: +91 9620353636


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