The GRIHA Summit is the annual flagship event organized by GRIHA Council in association with key stakeholders in construction industry to discuss and deliberate on furtherance of Sustainable Habitat Development in India.
The GRIHA Summit has in the past played host to various technical sessions on sustainable building policies, tools & techniques and exhibitions showcasing sustainable building materials, techniques and technologies. The theme for past editions of the GRIHA Summit has always been in line with the policies and initiatives of the Government of India and endeavoured to contribute towards the noble nation building activity of sustainable development.
The keynote sessions and panel discussions at the GRIHA Summits have been enriched by the participation of distinguished speakers and panellists from the sustainable habitat sector such as Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger, Founder of School of Planning, CEPT, Ahmedabad; Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs; Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Govt. of India, Neeta Sharma, Managing Director, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, founding-director of the Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh.
The first conference, held in January 2010, had 400 participants representing all the key stakeholders in the construction industry. Green Rating for large developments was identified as an urgent need by the speakers and audience of this conference. The Government agencies in particular emphasized on large scale capacity building to see that various Government initiatives take shape.