Green Buildings in 2007 use to be 20% more expensive, but not now: Dr. Ajay Mathur

Chandrakant Patil, Minister of Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra was also present at the function

By Rohit Sharma

MUMBAI

Green buildings today are of the cost as the conventional buildings, some people say slightly they are expensive 1 or 2 percent more expensive, Dr. Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council said.

In a function organised by GRIHA Council on the occasion of ‘8th Regional GRIHA summit” on Thursday, Mathur said, “10 years ago, in 2007 green buildings’ use to be 20% more expensive. But, as insulations, windows have come in which are made in India, their prices have declined.”

As a result of today the price is almost the same for green buildings, he added.

Chandrakant Patil, Minister of Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra was also present at the function and spoke about GRIHA, Infrastructure of Maharashtra, etc.

Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council, Dr. Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council and Chandrakant Patil, Minister of Public Works Department launched the print copy of ‘GRIHA e-Product Catalogue’.

When asked about the registered projects and number of certification to President he said, “Building has to be registered and then as it constructed it is certified. So this shows that sudden interest in green building is increasing”, He said to Accommodation Times.

Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council added to the comment of Mathur, he said, “Building takes 3-4 years to construct and it has to be operated for one year before the certification is given.”





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