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Green Hospitals for ‘Healthy Healing’ Mr S Srinivas, Principal Counsellor, CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
Today, India is witnessing tremendous growth in infrastructural development. The construction industry in India is one of the largest economic activities. As the sector is growing rapidly, preserving the environment poses many challenges and at the same time presents wonderful opportunities for various stakeholders. The energy, water and materials demand for buildings has been growing enormously over the years andthe need has arisen to address the minimization of natural resources for the buildings construction and their associated impact on environment. Building sector accounts for 30-40 % of global Green House Gas emissions.
About Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Spearheading the Green Building movement in India is the CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The vision of the Council is to usher in a green building movement and facilitate in India emerging as one of the world leaders in green buildings by 2015. The Council is represented by all stakeholders of Indian construction industry comprising of Government, corporate, nodal agencies, architects, designers, institutions, builders & developers, media, product manufacturers, suppliers, facility managers, etc. Today the council is strong with over 1,443 registered members The council now in its 10th year of operation has crossed significant milestones, as highlighted below:
Over 1 Billion Sq ft of Green Building Footprint registered in India
Over 1,400 strong IGBC member organizations
12 Local Chapters across India spearheaded by Green Champions
Over 700 IGBC Accredited Professionals
Over 16,000 Professionals trained on Green Building Concepts
Green Technology Centre in Hyderabad has attracted over 20,000 visitors fromIndia and abroad
Organizing Green Building Congress - India’s annual flagship event on green building, since 2001.
Hospitals Going Green with IGBC
Kohinoor City Hospital, Mumbai
Max Balaji Hospital, Delhi
ESI Hospital, Bangalore
Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College & Hospital, Salem
Asian Health Care, Mumbai
Matushri Monghiben Ramji Savla Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai
Medica Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Kolkata
Continental Hospitals Ltd, Hyderabad
Lazarus Hospitals Ltd, Hyderabad
Aster Medcity Hospital, Kochi
Focus Areas for Green Hospital Design ............................................................. 1. Optimizing Natural & Artificial Lighting 2. Indoor Air Quality - Passive & Active Measures 3. Green House Keeping 4. Clean & Green Interior Building Materials 5. Solar Water Heating In Architectural Planning & Design of Green Hospitals, an overarching consideration is to ensure that the floor plate facilitates efficiency. An efficient floor plate design will reduce the construction foot print of a hospital – thus benefiting both the owner (lowered construction cost) and the patient (fast, smooth and the efficienttransit through the hospital).