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Title: IGBC green campus rating system: An initiative to sustainable campuses in India
Authors: Parvez N.
Agrawal, Avlokita
Gupta R.
Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association
Abstract: This paper reviews the IGBC Green Campus rating system and outlines the essential elements for understanding the various dimensions of this rating system. This rating system is compared with some existing international campus rating frameworks (STARS and CSAF), and an attempt has been made to identify its merits and lacunae to determine the scope for future development. Sustainability is a high level, complex, and multidimensional concept, especially for higher educational institutions. The concepts of sustainable development (SD) and practices in campuses help in addressing the issues of natural resource conservation; good health and wellbeing; and economic vibrancy. In India, the need for green campuses and SD is increasing manifolds due to its status of an emerging economy with constant development in the education sector. To adapt to this need, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has framed a new rating system for campuses. Though this rating system is not solely for educational campuses, it is an initiative in the direction of SD in campuses. IGBC Green Campus rating system is designed for both new and existing campuses. The most tangible benefits green campus is the reduction in water and energy consumption right from day one of occupancy. Intangible benefits of green campus include health & well-being of the occupants, enhancing air quality & promoting biodiversity, safety benefits and conservation of scarce national resources. This rating programme is a tool which enables the designer to apply green concepts and reduce measurable environmental impacts. Though this rating system is primarily based on the environmental aspect of SD, it also contains some aspects of social sustainability. The dimension of the economy, education, administration and engagement are currently missing in this rating system. Though it is an excellent start to SD of campuses in India, it needs specific modification so that the educational campuses can adopt it. © 2019 and published by the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
Citation: Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association, (2019), 79- 86
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Architectural Science Association
Keywords: IGBC Green campus rating system
Indian campuses
Sustainable Campuses
Sustainable Development (SD)
ISBN: 9.78E+12
ISSN: 22093850
Author Scopus IDs: 57205515476
Author Affiliations: Parvez, N., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Agrawal, A., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [AR]

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