Green Building New and Renewable Energy

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY 

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-688 
TO BE ANSWERED ON-13.12.2018 

GREEN BUILDING 

688. SHRI RAVNEET SINGH 

Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state:- 

  • (a) whether the Government is aware that a study jointly conducted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy found that less than 2 per cent of buildings in India are green buildings, if so, the details thereof; 
  • (b) the details of the number of publically owned buildings that utilize renewable energy in any capacity, Statewise especially for Punjab; 
  • (c) the steps that have been taken to increase awareness of the positive effects of energy efficient buildings; and 
  • (d) whether any regulations/policy document have been created to incentivize greener buildings, if so, the details thereof, if not, the reasons therefor? 
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ANSWER 

THE MINISTER OF STATE 
FOR NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY AND POWER (I/C) 

(SHRI R.K. SINGH) 

(a) Ministry have sanctioned two studies on Green Buildings so far, but the final reports on the same have not been received. The two studies and the status are as follows: 

  • 1. Concept note of “Integrated Renewable Energy Buildings” to Confederation of India Industries (CII), Hyderabad (Draft report has been prepared). 
  • 2. Development and publication of a book on Green Building Case Studies to The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi (Study is in process). 
(b) As reported in SPIN portal of MNRE, the State wise details of the number of publically owned buildings that utilize renewable energy through solar photovoltaic installations is given at Annexure-I. However, there may be other publically owned buildings in states which are utilizing renewable energy and whose details have not been captured since they may have been installed independent of ministry or state renewable energy nodal agencies. 

(c) & (d) A „Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment‟ (GRIHA) rating system has been developed to measure environmental performance of a building through its life cycle. The „GRIHA Council‟, an independent society, provides GRIHA Ratings to buildings constructed in India. 

Under scheme of “Energy Efficient/Green Building”, which got over in March, 2017, about 225 capacity building programmes including trainings, seminar, conferences, workshops for Evaluators and Trainers on GRIHA Ratings and awareness programmes on Green Buildings/GRIHA Ratings/Green Architecture were organized across the country by various technical institutes for creating awareness of the positive effects of energy efficient buildings. Over 1000 GRIHA evaluators and trainers were also developed. Also, 97 building projects of Govt. with 3.05 million square meters built-up area had been sanctioned for the exemption from the registration cum rating fees for acquiring GRIHA rating. So far, 11 Government buildings have been awarded GRIHA Ratings. 

Details of the regulation/policy documents created to incentivize greener buildings are at Annexure-II. 
Annexure 1 

Annexure I refers to reply to part (b) of Lok Sabha unstarred Question No.688 to be answered on 13-12-2018 regarding ‘Green Buildings’ by SHRI RAVNEET SINGH. 

State-wise, number of publically owned buildings (POBs) having rooftop solar installations. 
Sr.
No.
State/UT Subsidized Non-subsidized Total
POBs Capacity (in kW) POBs Capacity (in kW) POBs Capacity (in kW)
1. ANDAMAN and NICOBAR ISLANDS 13 1000 - - 13 1000
2. ANDHRA PRADESH 19 881 44 1625 63 2506
3. ARUNACHAL PRADESH -- -- -- -- -- --
4. ASSAM 2 1250 15 1493.6 17 2743.6
5. BIHAR 2 1223.4 11 356 13 1579.4
6. CHANDIGARH 285 17965 16 2732.5 301 20697.5
7. CHHATTISGARH 49 4519.7 6 873 55 5392.7
8. DADRA and NAGAR HAVELI --- --- 5 360 5 360
9. DAMAN and DIU -- -- 14 292 14 292
10. GOA --- -- 3 257 3 257
11. GUJARAT 43 6973.19 77 6609.9 120 13583.09
12. HARYANA 22 7838.5 24 1302.3 46 9140.75
13. HIMACHAL PRADESH -- -- -- --- -- --
14. JAMMU and KASHMIR 13 812.4 11 499 24 1311.4
15. JHARKHAND 49 1832 19 691 68 2523
16. KARNATAKA 3 760 123 3447.9 126 4207.88
17. KERALA 63 8268.6 24 2229.5 87 10498.1
18. LAKSHADWEEP -- -- -- -- - --
19. MADHYA PRADESH 293 13958.07 23 628 316 14586.07
20. MAHARASHTRA 23 4006 89 5589.1 112 9595.09
21. MANIPUR 2 75 1 1300 3 1375
22. MEGHALAYA -- -- 1 50 1 50
23. MIZORAM 3 300 1 100 4 400
24. NAGALAND -- -- -- -- -- --
25. NCT OF DELHI 311 32508.93 18 1504.1 329 34013
26. ORISSA 33 2725 13 385 46 3110
27. PUDUCHERRY 1 20 -- -- 1 20
28. PUNJAB 3 2490 22 5215.7 25 7705.7
29. RAJASTHAN 31 1592 47 2273.8 78 3865.82
30. SIKKIM -- -- 1 10 1 10
31. TAMIL NADU 274 9066.85 191 4817 465 13883.85
32. TELANGANA 53 5199.64 46 2515 99 7714.67
33. TRIPURA - - -- -- -- --
34. UTTAR PRADESH 31 4857.94 108 8949.5 139 13807.44
35. UTTARAKHAND 4 725 7 326 11 1051
36. WEST BENGAL 25 3782.3 109 4976 134 8758.34
Total 1650 134630.52 1069 61408 2719 196038.4
Annexure II 
Annexure II refers to reply to part (d) of Lok Sabha unstarred Question No.688 to be answered on 13-12-2018 regarding ‘Green Buildings’ by SHRI RAVNEET SINGH. 

Details of the regulation/policy documents created to incentivize greener buildings. 
Sr.No. REGULATORY BODY INCENTIVES
1. Urban Development & Housing Department, Government of Jharkhand Incentivizes GRIHA Rated projects by awarding additional FAR of up to 7%.
3%, 5% & 7% additional FAR shall be awarded to all building uses (except plotted residential) for achieving a 3-star, 4-star or 5-star GRIHA Rating respectively.
2. Uttar Pradesh Housing and Urban Planning Department Free of cost 5% additional FAR for projects for complying with 4 or 5 Star GRIHA Rating.
3. Haryana Government The Haryana Building Code 2017 incentivizes GRIHA Rated projects by awarding additional FAR of up-to 15%.
3%, 6%, 9%, 12% or 15% additional FAR shall be awarded to all building uses (except plotted residential) for achieving a 1-star, 2-star, 3-star, 4-star or 5-star GRIHA Rating respectively
4. Government of West Bengal, Department of Municipal Affairs GRIHA incentives:
10% additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for "Green Building" shall be allowed on the basis of pre- certification by the agencies.
5. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Discount in premium charges for developers: The developers coming up with new construction projects in the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation will get the following discounts on the premium charges payable to the corporation, as per the star rating awarded by GRIHA Council.
6. Government of Sikkim Sikkim has adopted GRIHA for all the Government and semi-Government structures.
All the Government and semi-Government structures in the State (Residential, Non-residential, Healthcare, Institutional, Industrial, Recreational etc.) including those belonging to autonomous bodies like Boards,
Corporation, Companies and Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) shall conform to minimum 3 Stars GRIHA rating for propagating sustainable development in the State.
7. Jaipur Development Authority, Department of Urban Development and Housing, Government of Rajasthan Buildings constructed on plot area more than 5,000 m2 will be eligible for an additional 5% floor area ratio (FAR) free of charge if they get 4 or 5 star rating from GRIHA.
8. NOIDA and Greater NOIDA Authorities NOIDA and Greater NOIDA have incentivized GRIHA projects (on a plot of more than 5000 m2 and above) with free of cost 5% additional FAR for projects for complying with 4 or 5 Star GRIHA Rating.
9. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Discount in premium for developers: The developers in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will get the following discounts on the premium amount of building permission charges, as per the level of rating awarded by GRIHA.
Discount in premium
Discount in property tax for home owners: Once the construction is complete, the developer will hand over the green building to the flat owners, and henceforth, the flat owners of the green building will get a discount of 10% on property tax.
SVA GRIHA Incentives: Depending on the level of SVA GRIHA star rating, the developer can avail discount in the premium as mentioned in the table below:
Discount in premium for developers:
Discount in property tax for home owners: The SVA
GRIHA linked property tax benefit is in addition to the existing discounts that are offered by the Municipal Corporation like the 10% discount to early tax payers and 10% discount for females. All residential buildings, commercial complexes, individual houses, bungalows which comply with the SVA GRIHA criteria shall be eligible for the rebates.
Points Scored Rating Discount in Property tax
25-30 * 5%
31-35 ** 8%
36-40 *** 10%
41-45 **** 12%
46-50 ***** 15%
10. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government of Punjab The Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Government of Punjab has notified that an additional 5% floor area ratio free of charges shall be permissible to buildings that provide “Green Building” certificate from the agencies i.e. GRIHA, LEED and IGBC.
In case of building compliance with the Punjab Energy Conservation Building Code, the incentive of 15% rebate in property tax shall be granted to the building till the time building is Punjab ECBC complied.
11. Public Works Department, Government of
Maharashtra mandates GRIHA for all government projects
Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra issues a notification mandating all the upcoming government buildings and proposed retrofitting work of the existing buildings in Maharashtra, to comply with the „Green building concept‟ and further get it rated from GRIHA Council.
12. UPCL in Uttarakhnad UPCL (a DISCOM of Uttarakhand) according with UERC Regulations is providing rebate on the electricity bill @ Rs 100 per “100 liter per day capacity” for the installation of the solar water heater.
13. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) SIDBI has been providing financial assistance to Green Buildings certified by Accredited Rating Agencies including GRIHA by offering concessional rate of interest, presently 50 basis points.
14. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India Ministry of Urban Development issues a notification for local authorities to incentivize and provide 1% to 5% extra ground coverage and FAR for projects of more than 3000 m2 plot size on basis of GRIHA evaluation.
15. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India issued a memorandum to facilitate fast track environmental clearance for GRIHA pre-certified projects.
16. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Ministry of Power has notified Energy Conservation Building Code Rules 2018, which shall be applicable
Power. to buildings used or intended to be used for commercial purposes, having a connected load of 100 kilo-Watt (kW) or above or a contract demand of 120 kilo-Volt Ampere (kVA). These rules shall promote energy efficiency in the buildings.
A State Energy Conservation Building Code Implementation Committee in each state will promote energy efficiency standards through optimization of parameters in the various components and systems of the building in line with the provisions of these rules to enhance the building performance and provide every support to make it an effective instrument of promoting energy conservation and energy efficiency in the commercial buildings or establishment.

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