S.Raghupathy, Senior Director & Head CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad, India
CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre is the Centre of Excellence of the Confederation of Indian Industry for Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, Water, Environment & Recycling and Climate Change activities in India .
CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre is the first of its kind in India to provide Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings , Renewable Energy, Water, Environment & Recycling and Climate Change services in India. As a joint initiative of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and House of Godrej its is also an unique model of a successful Public-Private partnership. The project is the first initiative of its kind to provide energy efficient green buildings in India. It is also unique as a successful model for public-private partnership in this area.
Individuals/ society cleaner and healthier work environment for people working in green buildings.The economy Lower cost of construction, significant reduction in use of energy, wood and water during construction. Green Buildings ensure that waste is minimised at every stage during the construction and operation of the building, resulting in low costs. Green Building applies to both existing and new constructions, a simple commercial space to large development projects.Lower maintenance cost reduction in amount of energy consumed for lights, heating and cooling the building.The environment Reduced green house emissions and energy consumption in the long run.
CII-Godrej GBC building center works in partnership with government of Andhra Pradesh. It also has close links with the US Green Building Council a leading company working in the area of green building services in the world. The company also has links with other corporates in India. This initiative makes it possible for the construction sector in India to make green buildings a reality. Services provided by CII-Godrej GBC building center have opened the minds of other companies in the public and private sectors to the idea of green buildings. This initiative could have a major impact on energy efficiency and waste management in the construction sector. It could successfully reduce the amount of natural resources depleted in the by the construction industry. The technology offers the industry a chance to have a green corporate image.
individuals / society / - Availability of more environment friendly working environments that has been known to increase occupant comfort and improve their productivity. The health and safety of occupants is also enhanced. Green Buildings increase occupant performance by 6 - 26%; they can reduce respiratory diseases by 9 - 20%; Green Building also shown 15% less absenteeism compared to those in other buildings.
The concept of green buildings itself is a step toward sustainability because it reduces negative influence which a typical cosntruction company would otherwise have on the environment. The ecological, social and economic advantages of green buildings have been discussed above.
CII-Godrej GBC building center has been awarded the coveted Platinum Rating US Green Building Council (USGBC) under their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programme. This is the first 'Platinum Rated' building outside USA and the third in the world.Services Offered by CII-Godrej GBC CII-Godrej GBC facilitates industries in becoming greener and also profitable through the following range of services:
These services and partnerships of the company all help provide leverage for wider use of clean energy applications.