10 principles for a green Amaravati

APCRDA Commissioner Ch. Sreedhar releasing a poster at the workshop on Green Buildings Rating and Concepts, in Vijayawada on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: V RAJU.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has set down ten guiding principles for making Amaravati the happiest greenfield world-class capital city.

The Chief Minister has finalised the action plan that incorporates these principles for the construction of the Amaravati Government Complex (AGC), said Andhra Pradesh Capital Area Development Authority (APCRDA) Commissioner Ch. Sreedhar.

Delivering the keynote address at a workshop on “Green Buildings Rating and Concepts” organised by the AP State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation (APSEEDCO), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and CRDA here on Tuesday, Mr. Sreedhar said that themes such as optimum use of energy, water and land ; well being, mobility and connectivity of residents; social equity, ecological balance and feedback mechanisms have been incorporated in the guiding principles.Mr. Sreedhar said CRDA was planning for special micro-management of high atmospheric temperatures using various technologies. All buildings in Amaravati would be constructed adhering to the Green Building Concepts and all government buildings and housing would be rated either four star or five star.

The Commissioner said that the government had been promoting compliance to the Green Building Concepts and the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in the building sector as the State was witnessing a tremendous growth in infrastructure.

‘TERI playing key role’

He said the national institute TERI was actively involved with CRDA in the implementation of the Green Building Concepts.

“TERI has entered into an MoU with CRDA for building Green Building Projects. As on date, over 76 projects of 460 million square feet are registered with the Indian Green Building Council,” he said.

Mr. Sreedhar said that green buildings utilised 20% to 30 % less water and 30% to 40% less power.

APSEEDCO CEO A. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Amaravati IGBC chairman Meka Vijay Sai, CII chairman V. Sudhakar Chowdary, and top officials of AP TRANSCO and APSPDCL, CREDAI, R&B attended the workshop.

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