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Green Cities Platinum certification

Syllabus- Environment and Ecology [GS Paper-3]

Context- For its environmentally friendly masterplan, design, and policy interventions, Bengaluru Airport City Ltd. (BACL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL), received the Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) Green Cities Platinum certification.

Key Highlights 

  • The certification recognizes BACL’s master planning in a variety of areas, including green cover, sustainable mobility, water management, energy efficiency, waste management, information and communication technology (ICT), and land use classification.
  • The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) gives policy initiatives, green master planning, and the implementation of green infrastructures the Platinum rating. This honor will motivate all other state-owned enterprises (SEZs) in the country to take the same green initiative and efforts as Kandla SEZ.

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

    • In 2001, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) established the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • Vision
    • Its vision is to make it possible for everyone to live in a sustainable built environment and to help India become one of the world’s leaders in sustainable building by 2025.
  • The council provides a wide range of services, including green building training programs, certification services, and the creation of new green building rating programs.
  • Green Building Congress, the council’s flagship annual event on green buildings, is also organized.
  • Consensus-focused, member-driven, and based on committees, the council
  • Through local chapters, all construction industry stakeholders participate in council activities.
  • In addition, the council collaborates closely with a number of state governments, the central government, the World Green Building Council, and bilateral and multilateral organizations to promote green building principles throughout the nation.
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