This is what leading experts of Indian construction industry said during a recently held IGBC conference on green buildings that underlined the need and importance of adopting and promoting green buildings to ensure a greener and healthier India. 


The session highlighted various aspects of green buildings and underlined how green buildings can play a catalytic role in addressing ecological issues and concerns. 


Bhavesh Shah, chairman of IGBC's Vadodara chapter and joint managing director of Fairmate Chemical Private Limited in his address underlined that as a result of concerted efforts, IGBC is in the forefront in facilitating stakeholders to conceive, design, construct their projects green by design. 


"All types of buildings, across the country are going the IGBC way. As on date, India with over 3.11 billion square feet of green building footprint is the second country in the world with largest green building footprint," he said. 


"Earlier, it was assumed that constructing a green building was not technically feasible and economically viable. However, IGBC in a very short spell of time has shattered this myth," he said, adding that the council has facilitated in successfully demonstrating a clear business case for green buildings.