The 9th GRIHA Summit 2017
The 9th GRIHA Summit was inaugurated on December 18, 2017, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in the presence of various dignitaries. In his message on the occasion, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C), for Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, said, "The theme for the GRIHA Summit-'Sustainable is Affordable' is apt and am sure shall dispel the myth that sustainable is not affordable".
In his keynote address, H E Dr Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan said, "The Indo-Swiss collaboration is working together with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the development of guidelines for thermally comfortable and energy efficient housing".
Sharing his thoughts on the 9th edition of the GRIHA Summit, Dr Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council, said, "Over the years, the GRIHA Council has played a pivotal role in providing solutions to various challenges faced by the built environment".
While enumerating the achievement of significant milestones and developments of the GRIHA Council during the year 2017, Mr Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council, highlighted the exponential growth in the GRIHA footprint over the years. He spoke of the new partnerships that will be forged during the 9th GRIHA Summit with several esteemed organizations, such as National Housing Bank (NHB), Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), and Indian Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE).