GRIHA Council at 35th Foundation Day of National Housing Bank (NHB)
On the occasion of its 35th Foundation Day, the National Housing Bank (NHB) organized a panel discussion centered on contemporary issues pertaining to Green Affordable Housing Finance in India. As a distinguished speaker, Mr. Sanjay Seth, Vice President & CEO of the GRIHA Council, was invited to participate in the session titled "Green Affordable Housing Finance in India: Opportunities and Challenges". The discussions revolved around the theme of green and sustainable housing, emphasizing its role in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions originating from the building sector.
During the presentation, Mr. Seth underscored the significance of addressing affordable housing projects as a means to control GHG emissions. He highlighted that the GRIHA rating for affordable housing and GRIHA certification, JAN GRIHA, have been specifically designed to address the needs of the affordable housing segment. These initiatives aim to facilitate the widespread adoption of sustainable practices across the lower socio-economic strata in India, while significantly reducing GHG emissions resulting from the building and construction industry.