Kolkata set to have Green buildingsKolkata set to have Green buildings
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
17 Mar 2008
Kolkata is set to have what is known as Green Buildings in the next two years. There will be nine such buildings which will be constructed based on the principal of environment conservation which has become an important part of the corporate social responsibility.
In a seminar organized by Confederation of Real Estate Developer's Associations of India in Kolkata, S C Kumar, senior advisor, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) said that there will be 160 such projects in India which will have LEED recognition.
The first green building project was started in Hyderabad in 2003. The investment in a green building is 5-10 per cent more as compared to an ordinary building.