21 September 2019

Table of Contents for Post Event Report

Post Green Build India 2018

More than 6000 Green Building Professionals Gathered for Greenbuild India 2018


Sets the benchmark for a powerful global movement to ensure a sustainable future for everyone



The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently concluded its second  Greenbuild  India  conference and expo,  which  focused  on  the intersection of humanity and the built environment. The two-day conference featured the  latest  technological  innovations,  new  products,  18  education  tracks  and  was attended by more than 6000 green building industry professionals. Greenbuild India is presented by USGBC and ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd.



The inspiring keynote speakers this year were RICK FEDRIZZI, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, INTERNATIONAL WELL BUILDING INSTITUTE (IWBI) and ELORA HARDY, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, IBUKU. ‘Human x Nature’ was the core theme and represented how the green building  movement  embraces  all  of  humanity  by  making  sustainable  buildings  and environments   accessible   to   everyone,   and   in   doing   so,   benefits   the   natural environment around us.



Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director - APAC & Middle East, Green Business Certificate Institute (GBCI) said, “Today I am inspired by what I’ve seen and experienced at Greenbuild India 2018. It is clear, India’s green building community is passionately pursuing a higher level of performance and shows no signs of slowing down. I hope that this innovative spirit, combined with new technologies and ideas will help define the path forward and the next generation of green building and business.”



Greenbuild India also hosted the Women in Green power luncheon, an all-female congregation  that  celebrates  pioneering  women  in  the  field  of  sustainability  in construction.  This  year,  ‘Leading  with  Purpose’  as  the  theme,  Women  in  Green celebrated the power  of purpose to shape our  lives,  our careers and our changing world.



Mili  Majumdar,  Managing  Director  of  GBCI  India  and  Senior  Vice  President, USGBC said, “Women in Green is one of my favourite  events at Greenbuild and I always look forward to this platform that is represented by women’s voices. Taking off with the theme, ‘Leading With Purpose’ it is a journey that starts from within, it is about self-expression and being true to ourselves, standing up for what we know is right and helping others along the way. In times of uncertainty we turn to our inner sense purpose to sustain our energy and commitment, to bolster our resilience and push us forward.”



Discussions were primarily centred on the way women can lead with purpose to inspire others and drive continued creativity and progress. The panel discussion was chaired by Sonali Rastogi, Founder Partner of Morphogenesis; and included participants Mili Majumdar,  GBCI  India;  Ashwini  Bhide,  Managing  Director,  Metro  Rail  Corporation; Teenaa  Kaur  Pasricha,  Independent  Director  and  Film  Producer,  Green  Earth Pictures; and Anita Arjundas, Business Leader.



A  closed  door  Executive  Luncheon,  where  C-level  executives  who  are  leading  the transformation of the green building industry discussed how one can assess the value of  green  buildings  with  respect  to  Environmental,  Social  &  Governance  (ESG) performance; tools & resources available to manage portfolio data and benchmarking; preparing for  increasingly rigorous sustainability issues  at  the forefront  of  business decision making and engage with investors and IOT platforms. It was attended by top 100 thought leaders from India and saw an elite panel comprising of Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan,  Managing  Director,  GBCI  APAC  &  ME  Markets;  Sangeeta  Prasad, Managing  Director  &  CEO,  Mahindra  Lifespace  Developers  Ltd;  Hari  Krishna  V, Director  –  Real  Estate  Investments,  CPPIB  India  Investment  Advisors  Pvt  Ltd.; Chaitanya  Kalia,  Partner,  EY  Climate  Change  &  Sustainability  Services;  Ragnar Martens Director, GRESB. In addition, a Facilities Leaders Conclave deliberated on the role played by the building performance in terms of resource efficiency.



Following  the  closing  keynote,  USGBC,  recognised  five  organizations  for  their outstanding leadership and achievement in the green building space.


The  U.S.  Green  Building  Council  (USGBC)  is  committed  to  a  prosperous  and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC’s mission is “to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated,   enabling   an   environmentally   and   socially   responsible,   healthy,   and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.”



About GBCI


GBCI  is  the  premier  organization  independently  recognizing  excellence  in  green business  industry  performance  and  practice  globally.  Established  in  2008,  GBCI exclusively   administers   project   certifications   and   professional   credentials   and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES  Initiative  (SITES),  Parksmart,  EDGE  (Excellence  in  Design  for  Greater Efficiencies),  TRUE  Zero Waste  certification,  Investor  Confidence  Project  (ICP)  for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. GBCI was established as an on the ground arm to help provide local support and outreach.





Greenbuild Leadership awards


Hemant Rathod, National Head Structural Glass Solutions, Saint- Gobain India Pvt Ltd


Dr.  Padmakali  Banerjee,  Pro  Vice  Chancellor, Chancellor, Amity University




Certificate awardees


Dr. Jagdish Patel, Mayor,  Surat Municipal Corporation


Thirumal  Govindraj,  MD  -  Executive  Board,  RMZ Corp


Girish Kapur, Vice President Operations – India, USP India




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