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IGBC Green Homes Rating System

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Homes is the first rating programme developed in India, exclusively for the residential sector. It is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between known established practices and emerging concepts. The system is designed to be comprehensive in scope, yet simple in operation.

Benefits of Green Homes

A Green Home can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The immediate and most tangible benefit is in the reduction in water and operating energy costs right from day one, during the entire life cycle of the building.

Tangible benefits

Energy savings : 20 - 30 %

Water savings : 30 - 50%

Intangible benefits

Enhanced air quality,

Excellent day lighting,

Health & wellbeing of the occupants,

Conservation of scarce national resources

Enhance marketability for the project.


IGBC Green Homes Rating System is a measurement system designed for rating new residential buildings which include construction categories such as

Individual homes

High rise residential apartments,

Gated communities

Row houses

Existing residential buildings which retrofit and redesigned in accordance with the
IGBC Green Homes criteria.

The project team can evaluate all the possible points to apply under the rating system using a suitable checklist. The project can apply for IGBC Green Homes certification if it can meet all mandatory requirements and achieve the minimum required points.

IGBC Green Homes Rating System and other resources

The rating system describes in detail goal, compliance options, documentation required and approach and methodologies for each credit under each module.

Download IGBC Green Homes - Abridged Version 2.0

Addenda "Heat Island Effect - 'Roof' & 'Non-roof'"

IGBC Green Homes Version 2 detailed reference guide is now available at the IGBC office in Hyderabad. The price for the same is Rs. 1,000/- per copy
To buy a copy, please contact Ms T Pratima on 040 44185 111 /

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