CII-IGBC launches Green High-Speed Rail Rating System

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) in association with the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) has launched world’s first exclusive Green rating system for High-Speed Rail.


  • NHSRCL is a tool to enable new High-Speed Rail (HSR) stations which will apply energy-efficient concepts during design and construction.
  • It will reduce measurable adverse environmental impacts.
  • IGBC’s Green HSR rating system has been launched with the objective of ensuring environmental sustainability while enhancing commuter experience.

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

IGBC is a green building which uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, generates less waste, conserves natural resources and provides healthier spaces for occupants as opposed to conventional building. It is the leading green building movement of India. It was established by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2001. It is based in CII-Sohrabji Green Business Centre, Hyderabad which is 1st Platinum rated green building of India. IGBC seeks to enable a ‘Sustainable built environment for all’ by 2025.

Green building council (GBC)

GBC is a national non-profit, non-government organization which is part of global network recognized by World Green Building Council. It’s goal is to promote transformation of sustainable built environment.

National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL)

NHSRCL was established on February 12, 2016 under Companies Act, 2013 with the objective of financing, constructing, maintaining and managing High Speed Rail Corridor in India. Company is modelled as ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in joint sector with equity participation by Ministry of Railways and Government of Gujarat & Government of Maharashtra.




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