Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Factory Buildings is a rating program instituted for industries within India. It’s a voluntary program and is rated based on certain categories that contribute to the overall savings in terms of energy and conservation. 

The expected energy savings is between 30-40% and the expected water savings is between 20-30%. In this infographic, we’ll look at the different categories under which the IGBC rating system is based on and how each of them is warranted towards a specific purpose.

Categories Purpose Characterisation
Site Selection & Panning To ensure that the building is in line with regulatory standards
  • Things to consider: Soil erosion, prevention & control; contaminated site remediation; access to transport; basic amenities; topography of the land; heat island effect, disability proof; non-fossil fueling ability; night sky pollution reduction
Water Conservation To ensure that water within the area is conserved as much as possible
  • Thing to consider: Rainwater harvesting; low flow water fixtures; limit turf area; drought tolerant species; irrigation system; wastewater treatment
Energy Conservation Avoid use of CFC refrigerants and ozone depleting gases
  • Things to consider: Ensure minimum energy performance; HCFC free/ low impact equipment; optimise energy performance; on-stie renewable energy; green power; eco-friendly power generation
Material Conservation Ensure effective waste management, recycling and safe disposal
  • Things to consider: Waste reduction during construction; using recycled content; use of local materials & reusable materials; certified rapidly renewing building materials
Indoor Environment Quality and Occupational Health Minimise exposure of non-smokers to passive smoking post occupancy
  • Things to consider: Minimum fresh air requirements (as specified); avoid use of asbestos; improved fresh air ventilation; building flush out; day lighting; low VOC materials; eco-friendly housekeeping materials; aerobic & cardiovascular gym
Innovation & Design Process Encouragement to build better green buildings
  • To give the opportunity to design team to be awarded points for exceptional building performance (ID Credit 1.1 – 1.4)
  • Encourage involvement of IGBC AP credited professionals (ID Credit 1.5)

Source: IGBC Green Factory Building Rating System Version 1.0 (IGBC)

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