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Aneri Desai-1309
Praneet Nagdev-1337
Kosha Patel-1351
Shaival Shah-1366
Shivani Shah-1367
A township is a combination of several communities, a community in turn is a
combination of several sectors. Several townships form a city.
Townships can be predominantly commercial, industrial or retail but should
necessarily comprise of a residential component. At least 25% of the total built-up
area (in sq. m.) within the township should be earmarked for residential use, for it to
qualify for certification.
WATER EFFICIENCY - Green townships encourage use of water in a self - sustainable manner
through reducing, recycling and reusing strategies and can save potable water to an extent of 30
- 50%.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY - Green townships can reduce energy consumption of infrastructural

equipment through energy efficient street lighting, motors, pumps etc. The energy savings can
be to the tune of 20 - 30%.

WASTE MANAGEMENT - Green townships encourage effective waste management strategies by

facilitating the segregating of waste at source and promoting the reuse / co-processing of
products and materials.


well-executed green developments perform extremely well financially, as they require lower
operating costs, increase health and productivity of the citizens and have higher marketability .

Other benefits include:

Reduced maintenance cost

Reduced resource consumption
Reduced waste generation
Higher Marketability
Speedy approvals
IGBC Green Townships rating system addresses green features under the following
Site Selection and Planning
Land Use Planning
Transporation Planning
Infrastructure Resource Management
Innovation & Design Process

Different levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total credits
earned. However, every Green Township should meet certain mandatory
requirements, which are non-negotiable.
The threshold criteria for certification/pre-certification levels are as under:

Certification Level Points Recognition

Certified 100 - 119 Best Practices
Silver 120 - 139 Outstanding Performance
Gold 140 - 159 National Excellence
Platinum 160 - 200 Global Leadership
The building sector in India is growing at a rapid pace and contributing immensely to the growth
of the economy.

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 changing lifestyles.


IGBC addresses green features under the following categories:

Sustainable Architecture and Design

Site Selection and Planning
Water Conservation
Energy Efficiency
Building Materials and Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation and Development

The guidelines detailed under each mandatory requirement & credit enables the design and
construction of new buildings of all sizes and types

New Buildings include (but are not limited to) offices, IT parks, banks, shopping malls, hotels,
airports, stadiums, convention centers, libraries, museums, etc.

IGBC Green New Buildings rating system is broadly classified into two types:

OWNER-OCCUPIED BUILDINGS are those wherein 51% or more of the building's built-up area is
occupied by the owner.

TENANT-OCCUPIED BUILDINGS are those wherein 51% or more of the building's built-up area is
occupied by the tenants.

Owner-occupied Tenant-occupied
Certification Level Recognition
Buildings Buildings
Certified 40 - 49 40 - 49 Best Practices
Outstanding Perfor
Silver 50 - 59 50 - 59
Gold 60 - 74 60 - 74 National Excellence
Platinum 75 - 100 75 - 100 Global Leadership