GRIHA Council conducts awareness workshops/training program on Green Buildings and GRIHA rating system. To make the information readily accessible and available for our clients, consultants, construction industry officers and general public, GRIHA Council has started a series of webinar.
Webinar are web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web. Webinar helps to make these sessions interactive by the ability to give, receive and discuss information.
TERI Council for Business Sustainability (CBS) conducted the sixth webinar in the series of 'Thought Leadership Webinar' for Indian companies and businesses.
Given India's commitment under the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Agreement, there is a surge in the usage of HVAC systems in India is being coupled with the potential to embed energy efficiency features and use of cost-effective low GWP refrigerants. The National Building Code has requirements on the use of zero-ODP and low-GWP refrigerants. In the green building space this assumes immense importance. This webinar was focused on this transition and captured the leadership initiatives among Indian businesses. The key points of discussions included:
- Understanding legislation and choice of the right refrigerants;
- Rethinking equipment design, installation, and operation for greater efficiency and sustainability and
- Lesson learnt on what has worked and what hasn't
GRIHA Council conducted a webinar on GRIHA for Affordable Housing (AH) rating variant on 15th June, 2018 15:00 to 16:30 hrs.
Learning Outcomes of the webinar -
- Intent behind each criterion of the GRIHA AH rating variant
- Rating process
- Mandatory criteria
- Required documentation
The webinar was conducted to showcase the intent behind each criterion of the GRIHA EB rating variant. The session informed the audience about the rating process, mandatory criteria and required documentation for each appraisal.
The webinar on "GRIHA Version 2015" was conducted to showcase the new version of the rating system - Version 2015. The session informed the audience about the various revisions made to the rating system. It also acquainted the audience with an introduction to the new rating system and mentioned about its various modifications. The webinar also briefed about the technical changes made to the criteria and helped the audience in understanding the structure of the latest version.
The webinar on 'GRIHA LD' talked about the modifications that have been made in the new version of GRIHA for Large Development, that is, GRIHA LD v3. The overall structuring of the rating, along with a detailed explanation of all the sections (carrying capacity and self-sufficiency, site planning, energy, water, waste, social, transport) was explained to the participants through the webinar. The overall rating has been aligned with the format of the main GRIHA rating system – with higher scoring denoting the better rating. The key changes in the updated rating system are as follows: Resource Impact Section has been renamed as Self Sufficiency. This will enable the projects to cater to the energy and water requirement of the people. Therefore, the higher the self-sufficiency, the better the score project gets.
As per the latest updations, no points will now be awarded for mandatory appraisals. The overall rating bandwidths have been revised as per the AHP survey conducted among different stakeholders from the industry. The addition of new section on sustainable materials and a special emphasis on safety, social and infrastructure of the project have also been well addressed in the new version of GRIHA LD
GRIHA Council organized a Webinar on "How to optimize electricity and water use during summer?" on 6 June 2013. Ms Priyanka Kochhar, Programme Manager, GRIHA Council shared information on the basic principles of green building design and described simple strategies that may have a significant impact on electricity and water savings. Ms Mili Majumdar, Secretary cum Treasurer of GRIHA Council answered live questions that were received from the audience during the webinar.
The Webinar received an overwhelming response with 70 participants who attended the webinar. Those who were were not able to attend, have been sent across the link of the recorded version of the Webinar.
As part of the extensive outreach activities being conducted by GRIHA Council for advocating the construction of green buildings through GRIHA, a one hour long webinar was conducted on 26 April 2013 for the students of Architecture across the country. Though the webinar focussed on familiarising the future building professionals with the GRIHA rating system for green building certification; the ease of adopting simple sustainability measures at the design stage generated immense interest.
The webinar was very well received and the participants came up with some relevant queries during the interactive session.