BENGALURU: If the rising mercury is worrying you, here’s some refreshing news. The latest data compilation of Indian Green Buildings Council (IGBC) shows Bangalore is the third most green city in India. The IT capital is among the top three of 25 Indian cities having the highest number of registered green buildings.
As on date, the city has around 333 green buildings and a total of 227.92 million sqm of green space that is certified by the IGBC -a wing of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). IGBC has its own rating system of the green quotient of a building.
The Cisco office on Ring Road, Wipro offices in Electronics City and Sarjapur, TERI campus in Domlur, BCIL TZED Homes in Malleswaram, Kempegowda International Airport and Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre on Tumakuru Road are among the frontrunners in the city .
Mumbai leads in the rating with 698 green buildings spread over 671.31 million sqm, followed by Pune that has 362 such structures over 245.47 million sqm.With 321 registered green buildings, Chennai comes fourth.
Not just that. The total green footprint in India is second largest after the US and well ahead of China. Of the nearly 4 billion sqft of such buildings in India, IGBC notes a growth of 25% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the last decade of registration of such projects. The National Capital Region (NCR) and Mumbai account for nearly a third of all green buildings. In Karnataka, Mangaluru and Mysuru have a share of green footprint.