The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has declared New Delhi railway station as green station and has awarded it a silver rating. The station scored 64 out of 100 for its environment-friendly initiative like solar panels, 100% LED lights, solar geysers, green drives, waste management and water conservation.
While a score between 50 and 60 secures a “certification”, those between 60 and 70 gets classified in the silver category. If a building or location secures a rating between 70 and 80, it is classified as “gold” while the highest rating is “platinum” with a score over 80.
For certification, the agency evaluates six broad parameters, including sustainable station facilities, health hygiene and sanitation, energy efficiency, water efficiency, smart and green initiatives and innovation.
This is a recognition to all the multifarious initiatives that have been taken to enhance passenger amenities, including energy and water conservation, solid waste management and housekeeping.