Vikalp (GRIHA Green Exhibition)

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; UNSW Sydney, Australia; Royal Danish Embassy; GIZ; Bureau of Energy Efficiency. GRIHA Council has become the transformative force in establishing the paradigm shift and driving the construction and building industry towards sustainable development.

This year, GRIHA Council is gearing up to host its annual 15th GRIHA summit. The event will conduct an innovative exhibition in front of the Information Center at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The exhibition intends to provide a dynamic platform to industry leaders and users to showcase an array of cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable products and technologies. It aims to foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and facilitate networking amongst diverse sectors, including government bodies, academia, civil society organizations, and professionals spanning various disciplines such as architecture, engineering, and construction management.

This year’s exhibition aims to highlight sustainable alternatives in the realm of construction industry and provide the opportunities to the visitors to explore innovative solutions for developing sustainable buildings that can withstand environmental challenges.

Based on this year’s theme “Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities” the summit will consist of curated plenary and thematic sessions that will explore the role of communities in climate action. It will also provide an opportunity to engage with the communal groups that have achieved sustainability milestones with commitment and dedication, identify facilitators of holistic growth and explore innovative solutions to empower sustainable and resilient communities.

Modern building practices have evolved significantly from traditional methods. Today, green building certifications play a crucial role, aligning with sustainability goals. Efficient energy use, eco-friendly materials, and innovative design contribute to a greener footprint. In contrast, older practices often focused on durability and local materials but lacked the environmental considerations we prioritize now. The shift reflects a commitment to balance progress with environmental responsibility in the construction industry.