GRIHA Launches Rating System For Govt Houses For Urban Poor
A green body has launched ratings for houses constructed under the government's affordable housing scheme, indicating their level of sustainability. The star-rating of these projects would range between one and five. This would help consumers know about the sustainability of the houses, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Seth said.
In his message on the occasion, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said affordable, climate resilient and sustainable buildings were the need of the hour.
The new rating would facilitate integration of relevant features for optimal sustainability in the affordable housing segment, the minister said was quoted in a GRIHA release as saying.
The government will construct around 1.2 crore homes for the urban poor under its affordable housing scheme.
The GRIHA Council is an not-for-profit society jointly setup by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote green buildings in India. With an aim to make Amravati an "affordable-sustainable city", GRIHA is helping Andhra Pradesh with cost-effective design strategies.
With inputs from Housing News