SVAGRIHA (Simple Versatile Affordable GRIHA) was jointly developed by GRIHA Council and TERI. SVAGRIHA is a significantly simplified, faster, easier and more affordable rating system that eventually functions as a design-cum-rating tool. In order to facilitate projects to assess their performance during designing stage, and avail incentives from local authorities, wherever applicable, a precertification rating was introduced. This rating assesses the commitment of project team towards following the SVAGRIHA norms in future, and provides them with a rating between 1 star to 5 star.
SVAGRIHA Precertification is applicable only for projects which are less than 2500 sq m built-up area. Any building, except for a factory building, is accepted under the SVAGRIHA Precertification rating system.
- Submission of drawings, declarations and other documents as required (quantity estimates) to GRIHA Council
- Assessment/review as per SVAGRIHA
- Feedback to project team
- In order to get a rating, it is mandatory for each project to achieve a certain number of minimum points in each category as mentioned in the SVAGRIHA manual.
- Award of letter and certificate
|Points achieved||SVAGRIHA Precertification Rating|
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SVAGRIHA Precertification Fees – Rs 30,000
Exclusive of government taxes
Criteria and their weightage
|Criterion number||Criterion name||Points|
|1||Reduce exposed, hard paved surface on site and maintain native vegetation cover on site||6|
|2||Passive architectural design and systems||4|
|3||Good fenestration design for reducing direct heat gain and glare while maximising daylight penetration||6|
|4||Efficient artificial lighting system||2|
|5||Thermal efficiency of building envelope||2|
|6||Use of energy efficient appliances||3|
|7||Use of renewable energy on site||4|
|8||Reduction in building and landscape water demand||5|
|10||Generate resource from waste||2|
|11||Reduce embodied energy of building||4|
|12||Use of low-energy materials in interiors||4|
|13||Adoption of green lifestyle||4|
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