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Maharashtra Green Building Policy

"India is currently witnessing tremendous growth in the construction sector. With the inclusion of affordable housing as a part of the infrastructure sector, the sector is ...

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"India is currently witnessing tremendous growth in the construction sector. With the inclusion of affordable housing as a part of the infrastructure sector, the sector is expected to grow even rapidly in the coming decades. However, this growth comes with huge environmental impacts. The policy provides incentives to both the developers as well as the property buyers to opt for green buildings and will utilize the green ratings provided by empowered agencies TERI-GRIHA and GBCI-LEED as a metric to decide on the quantum of incentives. This goes a long way in reiterating the Government’s stand on encouraging environmental friendly activities for the benefit of the public at large. It is one of the steps towards achieving UN Sustainable Goals 12 & 13 for Maharashtra concerned with responsible production and consumption of resources and tackling climate change.

Currently, the building industry accounts for 40% of global energy and water consumption, and almost 48% of solid waste is generated by building inhabitants. Since our energy requirements are primarily dependent on fossil fuels, and water is a scarce resource, it necessitates the buildings in Maharashtra be constructed in an environment-friendly way. The green concepts and techniques are aimed to achieve energy efficiency, effective waste management, and to ensure that minimum stress is being put on natural resources. Green buildings have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The most tangible benefits are the reduction in water and energy consumption right from day one of occupancy. The energy savings could range from 20 - 30 % and water savings around 30 - 50%. The intangible benefits of green buildings include enhanced air quality, excellent day-lighting, health & well-being of the occupants, safety benefits and conservation of scarce national resources.

The Maharashtra Green Building Policy have recently been approved by the Government of Maharashtra. Urban Development Department Government of Maharashtra is seeking to receive suggestions from the citizens so that necessary suggestions can be worked upon and updated recommendations can be sent to the state government for further deliberation.

Terms and Conditions
1. The suggestion must not contain any provocative, objectionable or inappropriate content.
2. The suggestion can be submitted in English and Marathi language both.
3. The Urban Development Department Government of Maharashtra, if it so decides, reserves the right to not proceed with the suggestions at any stage.
4. The decision of Urban Development Department Government of Maharashtra will be final and binding on all participants.

The Maharashtra Green Building Policy document is attached here.
Last date for receiving your suggestions is 06th Dec, 18

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