4-Day GRIHA Training Programme at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
A 4-day GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) training programme was organized by GRIHA Council from 19th to 22nd March, 2019 at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore to enhance the knowledge on green buildings and GRIHA rating parameters for students. The training programme was divided into 3-Day Training Programme on GRIHA Version 2015 and a 1-Day Awareness Programme on GRIHA for Existing Buildings and SVAGRIHA.
The 3-Day programme program focused on sustainable site planning, water and wastewater management, building design optimization, energy performance optimization, renewable energy utilization, solid waste management, sustainable building material and construction technology, health, wellbeing and environmental quality. Each session was carried out with the presentation of the respective criteria followed by group exercises as well as individual exercises for the participants.
The final day comprised of awareness presentations on the GRIHA EB & SVAGRIHA Rating Variants. Reference material and presentations made during the programme were also made available to each participant. The workshop was attended by 41 students of VIT.