The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) launched ‘IGBC Green Cities Rating’ at the CII Green Conclave 2015 held on 19 December, 2015 at Pune. The rating system shall enable the development authorities and developers to apply green concepts and planning principles, so as to reduce environmental impacts that are measurable and improve the overall quality of life.
Under the ‘Green Cities’ concept, cities are encouraged to convert environmental problems into opportunities and appropriate solutions. The Green Cities concept seeks at promoting an eco-friendly city that balances social, economic, and environmental dimensions, as well as good urban governance as its foundation. IGBC continuously works to provide tools that facilitate the adoption of green building practices in India. The development of IGBC Green Cities Rating System is another important step in this direction.