The second edition of the GreenPro Summit commenced at the HICC, Hyderabad on Tuesday. Subjects such as the use of green products for building exteriors, innovative green products, and green ready mix concrete are being discussed at the two-day event.
Hyderabad will be the first megacity where Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a body under the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), plans to study the feasibility of adopting of green products for the construction of buildings, such a feasibility was previously done in Bhopal and Indore.
The study will be completeed before the Green Building Congress that is to be held in Hyderabad from November 1 to 3, in which 150 countries are expected to participate.
Today, over 370 building products are GreenPro certified.
The CII will certify over 1,000 products by 2022. In the days to come, CII will also certify industrial products and technologies, and consumer products.” The Council aims to meet the rising demand for green products that is emerging from the construction, manufacturing, and industrial sectors.
At the inaugural session of the Summit, GreenPro certification was awarded to 13 companies, viz. ACC Limited, Akzo Nobel India Ltd, Eden Innovations India Pvt Ltd, Ekam Eco Solutions Pvt Ltd, Green Build Products India Pvt Ltd, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, Godrej Construction, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, Kesoram Industries Ltd, Magneto CleanTech, NITCO Ltd, Star Comfort Industries, and UltraTech Cement Ltd (Unit: Birla White).