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UIDAI HQ Building wins top Green Building Award Declared winner of the GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022

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UIDAI HQ Building wins top Green Building Award Declared winner of the GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Headquarter in New Delhi (Delhi) has won the prestigious GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022, a top national level Green Building Award.

  • GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is a national rating system for green buildings in India.
  • The assessment was based upon 100 point rating system that was considered across 34 criteria.

Key Points:

i.The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) satellite centre at Sangrur, Punjab has also been declared winner in the GRIHA Exemplary Performance competition in the category of energy management.

ii.UIDAI utilizes the concept of recycle and reuse to reduce carbon footprint. It is using solar power for energy consumption, and on an average, 25% to 30% of its daily water consumption is coming from recycled water.

  • UIDAI HQ building is also recharging ground water 3590 KL per year, on an average.

iii.It should be noted that the GRIHA Council has hosted its 14th GRIHA Summit on December 15-16, 2022 on the theme ‘Towards Net Positive Habitats’.

  • It also organizes “Exemplary Performance Awards” annually, to recognize the efforts of projects that have met sustainability goals and acknowledges their commitment to the cause of sustainable development.

About GRIHA Rating System:

GRIHA is an indigenous rating system developed by Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI). It has been adopted as the national rating system of India. GRIHA is a tool to evaluate reductions in emission intensity through habitats and has been announced as part of the mitigation strategy to combat climate change in India’s “nationally determined contributions submitted to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).

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About Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA):

President– Vibha Dhawan
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi