Indian Green Building Council partners with AICTE to train engineering students

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The Indian Green Building Council has partnered with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to educate over 1,000 architecture and engineering students on green concepts.

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), set up by the industry association CII, has signed an agreement with AICTE in this regard.

The goal is to enable India to have the largest pool of trained professionals for green built environments by 2025, CII said in a statement to industry-ready professionals,” the statement said.

“AICTE plans to make the green education program available to all affiliated institutions across India,” said Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE.

MP Poonia, Vice Chair of AICTE, said that through this pact and the green education program, students will be more exposed to important concepts related to protecting our environment and the elements of nature – earth, water, air, space and biodiversity.

Gurmit Singh Arora, Chairman of IGBC, said: “The green building movement in India has created a tremendous demand for trained professionals in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings.” In order to meet this growing demand IGBC intends to work with various universities and their faculties to prepare and equip college students in the field of green buildings.

IGBC leads the green building movement in the country.

There are currently 7,558 projects covering 8.18 billion square feet that have received various IGBC Green and Net Zero Building ratings.

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