GRIHA launches rating system for affordable homes

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Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council, recently launched ratings for houses constructed under the government’s affordable housing scheme, indicating their level of sustainability.

Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council, said, There would be ratings between one and five stars. This would help consumers know about the sustainability of the houses.

On theIn this occasion, Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan Andreas Baum, said, The GRIHA Council is a not-for-profit society jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote green buildings in India. With an aim to make Amravati an “affordable sustainable city.”

The government eyes on constructing 1.2 crore houses for the urban poor under the affordable housing scheme.

The new rating will help in facilitating the integration of sustainability and availability of affordable housing for the urban poor.

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