A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the GRIHA Council and the Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter (IIANC) on June 22, 2019, on the sidelines of an event “ARCH TALK”, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Mr. Ashish Gupta, Honorary Joint Secretary, Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter and Mr. Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer, GRIHA Council signed the MoU respectively on behalf of both the organizations. Under this collaboration, GRIHA Council and IIANC aim at spreading awareness about the necessity of green and sustainable architecture and the GRIHA rating tool to evaluate the performance of such buildings.
This is the first time that the GRIHA Council is being associated with a group of practicing architects, who are an integral part of the construction industry. This association will promote the adoption of sustainable building materials and strategies to increase the green building footprint in the country, through awareness and training programs for the members of IIANC in Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir region.
Speaking about the MoU, Mr. Sanjay Seth said “We welcome our collaboration with the Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter and are pleased to have inked this MoU. Both the GRIHA Council and Indian Institute of Architects intend to promote and work for transforming habitats towards sustainable development.”
Mr. Ashish Gupta added to it by saying “Collaboration with the GRIHA Council is a step in the right direction for promotion of sustainable development practices through training and focused interactions amongst the members of the institute. We are sure that our Members shall lead the construction industry by adopting the current approaches to sustainable building practices in the future.”