Green Building Congress 2021

India’s Annual Flagship Conference & Expo on Green Built Environment

Conference: 18 – 20 Nov 2021        Virtual Expo: 18 Nov – 17 Dec 2021

IGBC Green Building Congress 2021 evokes excellent response.

CII’s Indian Green Building Council hosted the 19th edition of ‘Green Building Congress’ on 18, 19 & 20 November 2021. The 3-day conference was held virtually on CII HIVE platform. The theme for Green Building Congress 2021 is ‘Net Zero Buildings & Built Environment’

Delivering his address during Green Building Congress 2021, H.E. Mr Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India said “The COP26 Conference at Glasgow was momentous, as it sets the world to the path of Net Zero. Over 90% of world’s economies are now covered by Net Zero Pledges. The discussion is no longer on ‘if’ countries should be Net Zero, the question is by ‘when’ and ‘how’ will be they be Net Zero.

The conference was also graced with the presence of Shri Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament Former Minister of State for Finance & Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India. Sharing his views during the conference Shri Jayant Sinha said “Keeping the 1.5 Degrees of Global warming in reach is vital as any global warming beyond 1.5 Degree would lead to irreversible environmental damages.

To achieve India’s commitment to become Net Zero by 2070, we need to make urgent transitional changes in the fuel used for power generation, The power Generation should be completely switched over to Renewable source, the transportation & mobility must switch over to electric and other low emitting fuels, Green Hydrogen for Industrial applications should be encouraged in a large way and importantly Carbon Pricing and fossil fuel taxing is vital as it will lead to fiscal transition from fossil fuel”.

Once this market transition takes place on a large scale, the Net Zero will actually lead to a Net Positive Impact for India as greener India will lead to more job creation and a much higher GDP”

Sharing his views on the event Mr Jamshyd N Godrej, Past President, CII & Chairman, CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre said “Green Buildings are a huge opportunity to slow down a rapidly warming earth. Action by businesses to promote and use green buildings will be a competitive advantage for decades. The Green Building Congress has always been a platform to facilitate advancing green building movement in the country”


H.E. Mr Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India

Sharing his views on the occasion, Mr V Suresh, Chairman IGBC, said “The Green Building Movement in India is growing from strength to strength. The Green Building Congress 2021 is India’s flagship event on Green Buildings and Green Built Environment. Given the global focus on Climate change and India’s commitment at COP 26, the theme of the event has been aptly selected to address Net Zero buildings & built environment.

The Green Building Congress 2021 features a 3-day virtual conference and a 30-day online Expo that showcases the latest green building technologies, green products and services.


 

Mr Gurmit Singh Arora, National-Vice Chairman, Indian Green Building Council

The event is supported by WorldGBC and 18 countries through their respective Green Building Councils - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Korea Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uganda, Vietnam, United Kingdom is the partner country for Green Building Congress 2021, adding further impetus to the Conference.



Mr Jamshyd N Godrej

Chairman, CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre

& Chairman and Managing Director

Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.



Shri Jayant Sinha

Member of Parliament Former Minister of State for

Finance & Minister of State for Civil Avia


More than 80 eminent speakers are converging at the event, covering a wide array of subjects in green built environment. With over 20 international speakers sharing their experiences, the Green Building Congress is offering delegates a unique opportunity to learn about international best practices in green buildings.

The 30-day of Green Building Congress virtual Expo would showcase more than 500 green products, showcasing the best and latest green trends and technologies. The expo is offering the delegates an opportunity to visit the stalls virtually from 18 Nov – 17 Dec 2021 on CII HIVE Platform and learn about the emerging green building products.

Green Building Congress 2021 is supported by CT TODAY as a Publication Partner.

To visit the Virtual Expo on Green Building Products & Technologies, log on to www.greenbuildingcongress.com