Smart Grid Event Detail

Title Event : GBCI event on resource efficient affordable housing in India & the EDGE green building program
Location Bengaluru, India
Start Time 2018-04-25 14:00 (IST)
End Time 2018-04-25 18:00 (IST)

Learn about the EDGE green building program and the unique opportunity it presents for a sustainable transformation of India’s housing market. Building industry experts including architects, developers and policy makers will share their thoughts and experiences about EDGE.

A Sustainable EDGE
When: 25 April from 14:00-18:30
Where: ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, 
Golf Course Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making buildings more resource efficient. EDGE is a fast, simple and affordable way to scale up resource efficient buildings in emerging markets. GBCI, the premiere organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, has partnered with IFC to address the challenges emerging markets face, such as lack of affordable and resource efficient housing.

Resource efficient and affordable homes are a crucial part of alleviating the impacts of development and climate change in India, and India needs to move toward affordable green housing projects in order to keep pace with market trends. Enter EDGE—the program has great potential for the housing market in India because it simply makes economic sense.

The EDGE rating system provides a quantifiable business case that resonates with sectors of the market that have been slow to change, encouraging more affordable housing in high-growth, urban areas and making green building and design accessible for middle and low-income housing. Deployed at scale, it can also help build more sustainable cities. Taking into account occupancy, the owner’s income level and unit sizes, EDGE creates a benchmark model for homes or apartments.

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