On Monday, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) had launched rating system for houses developed under the governement’s affordable housing scheme, indicating their level of sustainability.
Sanjay Seth, CEO, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council said, there would be ratings between one and five stars. This would help customers know about the sustainability of the houses.
According to GRIHA release the Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said affordable, climate resilient and sustainable buildings are the need of the hour.
The new rating would facilitate the integration of relevant features for optimal sustainability in the affordable housing segment, the minister said.
He said, under affordable housing scheme, the government targets to develop around 1.2 crore houses for the urban poor.
The release said Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan Andreas Baum said the Indo Swiss collaboration is working with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the development of guidelines for energy efficient housing.
The GRIHA Council is a not-for-profit society jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote green buildings in India.