GRIHA Press Note


GRIHA Council’s 15th annual GRIHA Summit to be held on 23-24 November 2023 to witness deliberations and shift focus towards ‘Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities’, in the presence of eminent dignitaries, industry experts and community representation.

New Delhi, 21 November 2023: GRIHA Council is hosting its 15th annual GRIHA Summit on the theme Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities on 23 and 24 November 2023 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Conveying his best wishes for the success of the Summit, The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi writes:
“As a strong advocate of the principle of climate justice, we have embraced sustainable, innovative, and eco-friendly practices. Given that India is a megadiverse country, it is our responsibility to safeguard the environment. For centuries, the mantra of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle has been deeply ingrained in our cultural ethos and daily routine.”

The theme of the 15th GRIHA Summit resonates along the same vision towards a greener future. Illuminating the need for collective action, the theme of this year’s GRIHA Summit has been conceived to be Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities.
India’s G20 Presidency saw the commitment for just and equitable growth for all in the world, in a sustainable, holistic, responsible, and inclusive manner. It represented a uniquely Indian approach of living in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem.

The role of communities stands at the core of climate action. The 2-day Summit overarchingly comprise sessions focusing on restoring harmony of the Earth’s critical zones, rebuilding communities from disaster hit zones and emerge resilient, role of Influencers in bridging the gap of lack of awareness & understanding by the masses, and India’ preparedness and current stance to fight climate change.

It will also oversee discussions on the role of local economies to regulate & promote self-sustaining models, circularity and the learnings from indigenous concepts & practices, incorporating sustainability in education, promoting inclusivity, acceptability of sustainable market products, less consumptive fashion industry practices, etc. An exhibit titled Vikalp of real-scale models demonstrating the juxtaposition of a bamboo & mud house and a light gauge steel frame structure construction will be on display for the visitors to experience these methods of construction.

The Summit will be graced by the presence of Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India along with Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, Standards, Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA), and other prominent and eminent personalities.

GRIHA Council extends their invitation to everyone to attend the event on 23-24 November 2023, 9:30 AM onwards at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Register online here or on-spot registration available.

About GRIHA Council
GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), an indigenous green building rating system is the national green building rating system of India. Established in the year 2007 with the combined efforts of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and TERI to develop a rating system that suits Indian climate and construction practices.

India, in its INDC document submitted at COP 21 in Paris has highlighted GRIHA as an indigenous green building rating system developed in India. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in their third biennial update report on India has acknowledged the work done by GRIHA in the field of carbon mitigation in the building sector. GRIHA, the national green building rating system of India, received accolades in the spheres such as energy efficiency, site planning, and conservation and efficient utilization of resources.

GRIHA Council is working in complete alignment with the targets set by India in the COP26 for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2070. In this regard GRIHA Council has launched the decarbonization programme to meet carbon mitigation targets in the built environment.

For further information, contact:
GRIHA Council:
Mr. Akash Deep
+91 96501 81144
Ms. Prerona Kaushik
+91 78958 65401