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Smart City Ltd, CII's IGBC sign MoU

Bengaluru, Feb 14 (UNI) As a part of MUNICIPALIKA 2020, Bengaluru Smart City Limited and CII’s- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) on Friday signed an MoU for giving a boost to the Green Building Movement & Sustainable Development in the IT hub Bengaluru and to facilitate Greening as per IGBC’s Green Cities (Existing) Rating System.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in a special session in which many leaders from Government, Smart City Councils, Municipal Corporations, Architects, Industry, media and academia were present.
Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, Managing Director, Bengaluru Smart City Limited; V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC and Syed Mohamed Beary, Chairman, IGBC Bengaluru Chapter exchanged the MoU in the august presence of Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary & Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
IGBC with the support of all the stakeholders has launched an exclusive Green Cities Rating System for Existing Cities that will not only optimizes resources but will also facilitate in enhancing the quality, health & well being of the occupants. IGBC Green Cities Rating System will also facilitate in better land use; increase in ground water table; increase in the city landscape cover; better parking management strategies; enhanced waste management practices, etc., As part of the MoU, Bengaluru Smart City Limited and IGBC will work together in the areas of feasibility studies, skill development, awareness & outreach programmes.
Expressing delight over the MoU, V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC said that this MoU will go a long way in setting new global benchmarks in resource conservation, energy and environmental management and in the process facilitate India consolidate its leadership position in the global green buildings map. IGBC will work closely team with team Bengaluru Smart City Limited in facilitating build a Smarter, Greener and a Healthier city, he underlined.
Syed Mohamed Beary, Chairman, IGBC Bengaluru Chapter highlighted that, IGBC aspires that the place we live, work, study, play and all other forms of built environment should go the green way. A major leap towards direction is the signing of MoU with Bengaluru Smart City Limited, he added.
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