The construction industry is one of the largest economic activities contributing to India's development and has been witnessing tremendous growth in the building and construction sector for the past 5 years. The stakeholders of the industry have a vital role to play in preserving the environment. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) was formed in the year 2001 to address many of these aspects. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) will facilitate development of 200 green buildings by 2012 adding to the 800 already existing. India aims to become the world leader in green building by 2015. So far, IGBC has certified 126 green buildings, and has 521.19 million sq ft of green building footprint.
Keeping all this in perspective, Noppen hosted the first edition of India Green Building Summit on 24th & 25th of May. This Summit featured the most prominent industry leaders and government officials from across the globe a platform to provide informative and inspiring discussions pertaining to India’s current needs and their ambitious future.