The built-up area of green buildings across the country has increased from a meagre 20,000 sq ft in 2001 to 6.33 billion sq ft in 2018, according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which issues ratings to green buildings.
As many as 4794 projects have adopted the green concept and of these, 70 projects are in Andhra Pradesh, said Vijay Sai Meka, chairman of IGBC, Amaravati chapter.
Addressing a preparation event for the 16th edition of Green Building Congress to be held in Hyderabad in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry, Vijay Sai said with the evolution of new technology, the production cost between green buildings and normal building has been reduced to two per cent. Read more
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