Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment April 2023  
Mr. Sanjay Seth, Vice President & CEO, GRIHA Council
Commemorating World Water Day, the United Nations 2023 Water Conference paved the way for global leaders and stakeholders to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals and their water targets through Water Action Agenda. At the same time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report came as a wake-up call for the world emphasizing on accelerated implementation and improved impacts. It stated that the urban systems are critical and have great potential in reducing emissions, advancing climate resilient adaptation and mitigation, and ensuring human well-being.

Building sustainable habitats is a multi-stakeholder endeavour. I am immensely pleased to share that the GRIHA Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. The GRIHA Council will be working with students and teachers of 100 Navodaya Vidyalaya across India to evaluate and rate the environmental performance of their schools based on the GRIHA rating variant- GRIHA for Existing Schools. Through fun and activity-based learning, we intend to develop a proactive attitude towards building sustainable habitats amongst students and help them imbibe the concepts of resource conservation and green development. Conforming with India's commitment towards climate-resilient development and ensuring sustainability, this initiative between Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and GRIHA Council will facilitate in fostering commitment and empowering future generations to become agents of change and emerge as climate and sustainability leaders of tomorrow.

Also, I am pleased to inform you that the GRIHA Council has released the training calendar for the year 2023-2024 on the website. It's also time to mark your calendar for the much-awaited annual event- The 15th GRIHA Summit, scheduled for 23rd and 24th November 2023. Through these platforms, we can unite and learn as we work towards attaining the shared goal of a sustainable future. We look forward to your joining us for two days of deliberations, collaborations, and learning.

I would like to congratulate and thank the GRIHA community for completing the last financial year on a positive note. As we embark on new financial year (2023-2024), lets continue to aspire high and emerge as an invaluable catalyst in adoption of sustainable habitats.
  Upcoming Events
GRIHA Council at 2nd NAREDCO Mahi Convention

Ms. Shabnam Bassi, Dy. CEO, GRIHA Council was part of the panel discussion on “Green Buildings and Sustainability” at the 2nd NAREDCO MAHI event held on 3rd March. Ms. Bassi shed light on the waste management practices of the built environment with examples of on-ground reality and the behavioral last mile disconnect in solution interventions.
Online Training Programme for CIDC

An engineering executive training programme was conducted by Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) on 14th March 2023. The programme was oriented towards the professional development of mid-level and senior level engineering executives from Asset Homes (one of the most prominent builders in Kerala). Mr. Akash Deep, Senior Programme Manager, GRIHA Council, was a trainer for the programme. The programme was very received and was attended by more than 25 participants.
Training Programme for Public Works Circle, Akola

A one-day technical session on GRIHA for Existing Buildings and SVAGRIHA was conducted in Buldana district, Maharashtra on 14th March 2023. The training program was conducted for the professionals of Public Works Circle, Akola in Buldana. The session was attended by approximately 150 officials in the presence of Er. Avinash Dhondge, Superintending Engineer, PWC, Akola.

The session was conducted by Ms. Shaily Mahera, Manager GRIHA Council along with Ms. Srishti Gaur, Assistant Project Officer, GRIHA Council.
Training Programme by Ozone Cell, Ministry of Environment & Climate Control, and CIDC

Mr. Akash Deep, Senior Programme Manager, GRIHA Council, was part of the online conference on 21st March 2023 that was jointly organized by Ozone Cell, MoEFCC, and CIDC. The agenda of the conference was to deliberate on "Good Management Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings by introducing Passive Cooling Designs, to reduce operational costs, improve health and comfort and promote use of non HCFC and low GWP alternatives”.
GRIHA Council at ACREX India 2023

GRIHA Council participated in ACREX India 2023 that was organized from 14th-16th March 2023 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai. The theme for ACREX INDIA 2023 is “Engineering Towards Net Zero” and the exhibition was focus on advancements in technology in the HVAC sector, which is pivotal in creating a better future.
Training Programme for CSE-NMCG

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi under their CSE-NMCG collaboration conducted a 12-day online training Programme on Water Efficiency and Conservation (WEC). Mr. Akash Deep, Senior Programme Manager, GRIHA Council, was a part of the training programme and shared insights on simple and efficient techniques to conserve water. The session was attended by more than 90 government officials from Central/ State/ Municipal functionaries.
GRIHA Product Catalogue has introduced fast-track process for enlisting sustainable products in its green building materials directory. The fast-track process is applicable for both new registration and renewal (independently).

To know more:
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Company Name: Parkash Industries – Parkovic

Typology: Low-flow fixtures
Company Name:Asawa Insulation Pvt. Ltd.

Typology: Insulation
Company Name:A.K. Panels

Typology: Flooring, Internal partitions, and False Ceilings
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