About Us

Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council, is an autonomous, not for profit society jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India to promote and administer the development of sustainable buildings and habitats in India through GRIHA. GRIHA is the indigenous rating system developed by TERI which was adopted as the ‘National Rating System’ of India by MNRE. GRIHA is a tool to evaluate reductions in emission intensity through habitats and has been announced as a part of mitigation strategy for combating climate change in India's ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ submitted to UNFCCC by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

Over the years, GRIHA Council has been hosting its annual summits to deliberate on issues which are of national discourse in association with entities of national and international repute such as Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, UNSW Sydney, Royal Danish Embassy, GIZ, Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The past summits had been designed on the themes such as “Approach to Integrated Sustainability”, “Fostering Partnerships for Sustainable Habitats”, “Transforming Habitats”, “Sustainable is Affordable”, “Transforming Habitats”, “Rejuvenating Resilient Habitats”, and “Restoring Green Economy”.

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Event LineUp

18th November, 2022 (Friday) | India Habitat Centre, Delhi

GRIHA Summit – Prelude Event Paryavaran Rakshak Programme 2022

28th November, 2022 (Monday) | India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Workshop on OneClickLCA

29th November, 2022 (Thrusday) |Juniper hall, India habitat Centre, New Delhi

Workshop on Drywall Construction Technique

14th December, 2022 (Wednesday) |India habitat Centre, New Delhi

Site visit to Atal Akshay urja bhawan

15th- 16th December, 2022 |India habitat Centre, New Delhi

14th GRIHA Summit "Towards Net Positive Habitats"


Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India
Shri Bhagwanth Khuba
Hon’ble Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
Mr. Sharman Joshi
Renowned Indian Film Actor
H. E. Mr. Freddy Svane
Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi, India
H.E. Dr. Ralf Heckner
Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, India
Mr. Sonam Wangchuk
Founding Director, Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL)
Ms. Leena Nandan
FIAS, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India
Dr. Vibha Dhawan
President, GRIHA Council and Director General, TERI
Dr. Winfried Damm
Head of Indo-German Energy programme,Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Mr. Sanjay Seth
Vice President & CEO, GRIHA Council & Senior Director – Sustainable Habitat Programme, TERI
Mr. Saurabh Diddi
Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
Dr. Andreas Binkert
President, 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association, Switzerland and Partner, Nuesch Development
Mr. Abhas Jha
Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, World Bank Group
Prof. Paul Marcel Chamberlain
Co-Director C3RI, Head of Art & Design Research Centre, Director - Lab4Living and Director of Design Futures, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr. Ing. Simon Schmidt
Head of Department Hygrothermics, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP
Dr. Shailesh Kr. Agrawal
Executive Director, BMTPC, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI
Vivek Narayan Sharma
Author & TOI Comunist, Senior Central Govt. Counsel, Supreme Court of India
Prasad Vaidya
Director, Solar Decathlon India
Ar. Chitra Vishwanath
Principal Architect and Managing Director, Biome Environmental Solutions Private Limited
Ms. Heeta Lakhani
Founder & Director, ClimAct Foundation and Co-Founder, Youth Negotiators Academy
Ar. Anita Tikoo Matange
Landscape Architect, Studio Vinyas
Ar. Ashok B. Lall
Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects
Dr. Ruby Makhija
Director & Founder, Why Waste Wednesdays Foundation and Secretary, RWA, Navjiwan Vihar
Mr. Akhilesh Anilkumar
Director, Bring Back Green Foundation
Mr. Govinda Somani
Energy Advisor, Climate Smart Buildings Programme, GIZ
Mr. Jasmeet Singh
Bajaj, Director-India, FairClimateFund
Mr. Mehul Patwari
Director, Sustainable Finance, South Pole
Mr. Rajesh Miglani
Senior Climate Business Specialist & Climate Anchor, South Asia- International Finance Corporation
Mr. Rajneesh Chopra
Global Head-Business Development, V.A.Tech Wabag Ltd
Mr. Ravi Kaushik
CEO and Founder, AiRTH
Mr.Tarun Garg
Principal and Director at RMI India Foundation
Prof. Jyotirmay Mathur
Centre for Energy and Environment, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Rohit Kochar, Founder
Executive Chairman & CEO, Bert Labs
Shubhashis Dey
Director, Climate Policy & Finance Programme, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Kanchi Kohli
Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Research, India
Ar. Shreya Srivastava
Principal Architect,Studio Shunya
Dr Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar
Chair Urban Resilience- Global Resilience Cities Networks, NIUA
Dr. Ritu Mathur, Consultant
Senior Energy Economics, NITI Ayog, Government of India
Dr. Sandeep Maithani
Scientist-Engineer SG & Head, Urban Studies Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
Dr. Suneel Pandey
Director - Environment & Waste Management, TERI
Mr. Amit Bhatt
India Managing Director, International Council on Clean Transport
Mr. Pranshu Singhal
Founder, Karo Sambhav
Mr. Rahul Bhave
Executive Director, National Housing Bank
Ms. Anupama Madhok
Editor & Director, Water Digest
Ms. Pankti Pandey
Climate Activist and founder, Zeerowasteadda
Ms. Parul Agarwala
Country Programme Manager, India, UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)
Ms. Priyanka Amar
Founder, iKheti
Ms. Rashmi Chari
Director Academics and Training, Bhartiya Shiksha Board
Ms. Soumya Prasad
Research Scientist at Nature Science Initiative
Dr. Nupur Bahadur
Senior Fellow & Head, NMCG-TERI CoE on Water Reuse, TERI
Dr. Sujata Abhijat
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy Arts Faculty Building, University Of Delhi
Dr. Sunita Purushottam
Head of Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
Dr. Vishal Garg
University Chair Professor, Plaksha University, Mohali
Master Ronit Mathew
Student, Pathways World School, Aravali
Mr Neeraj Gahlawat
Senior Water Resources Specialist, Embassy of Israel
Mr. Abhishek Anand
Vice President of Growth, SatSure Ltd.
Mr. Amitabh Sinha
Senior Editor, The Indian Express
Mr. Anil Singh Sagar
Principal Correspondent, Punjab Kesari, New Delhi
Mr. Ankit Bhallal
Manager, GRIHA Counci
Mr. Ashish Saraswat
Associate Fellow, TERI
Mr. Ashish Verma
Senior Manager - Technical Business Development, Tabreed India
Mr. Heath Reed
Principal Research Fellow, Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Mr. Mandar Patil
Manager, RMI, India
Mr. Pratik Gupta
Founder, Storm Motors
Mr. Rahul Bhave
Executive Director, National Housing Bank
Mr. Ravindra Sinha
Mission Groundwater, Trustee of Bhujal Abhiyan Trust
Mr. Sanjeev Ahluwalia
Advisor at Observer Research Foundation
Mr. Shailesh Ranjan
Head – Business Planning, Operations & Technical, Asahi India Glass Ltd (AIS)
Mr. Tusshar Aggarwal
Founder, Rise Hydroponics
Ms Reshma Singh
Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy and Programme Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ms. Divya Sharma
Executive Director – India, Climate Group, India
Ms. Zerin Osho
International Climate Law and Policy Specialist. Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD)


Mr. R V Deshpande

DGM, Builder Finance, SBI

31% of population in cities is going to get increased to 50% in 2030 and likewise increase in urban households in India.

Mr. S P Garnaik

CGM (Tech), Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

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Ms. Xinyi Geng

Researcher, UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales

Climate change is not an individual issue and requires global cooperation

Dr. Sarbeswar Praharaj

Coordinator, Australia-India Smart Cities Knowledge Exchange Network

We need to move above than just ranking cities and generalizing the idea of smart cities.

Ms. Almitra Patel

Member, Supreme Court Committee for Solid Waste Management

If we believe that urbanization is growing then we have to recycle our waste water efficiently." – Ms Almitra Patel

Mr. Swayan Chaudhuri

Managing Director & CEO, Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd

The dynamics to tackle the national, city or urban level issues lies with strong policy framework

Professor Helen Lochhead

Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney

Dealing with multiple agendas forces one to think about multiple benefits that people could receive.

Mr. Abhay Bakre

Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

The greater responsibility lies with the Architects fraternity where they need to consider parameters such as envelope design, shading/insulation, material selection so that it harms less to the environment."

AProf Alistair Sproul

Head, School of the Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

Solar PV will produce long lasting benefit to humanity if we decide to continue to grow it, we need to do that to meet the challenge of climate change.


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