Recently ASSOCHAM India has taken a step ahead and installed The Rajasthan Chapter of it’s Green and Eco-friendly Movement (GEM) Program in Jaipur on 3rd January 2019.
It was an Important step in creating awareness about the Green Building Movement in Rajasthan. Till now GRIHA & IGBC were working in Rajasthan by certifying the Green Buildings, Now GEM also entered in the movement.
The Event Partners were Metal Joints Manufacturing Private Limited, Kehems Technologies Private Limited & Panache Green the Major Players working in Sustainability Development in Rajasthan & North India.
Dr. K. L. Jain, Hon. Secretary General, RCCI Jaipur was the Chief Guest of the Event.
Mr. Pankaj R. Dharkar, National Chairman, ASSOCHAM ASSOCHAM GEM National Council Installed The GEM Rajasthan Chapter.
Ar. Tushar Sogani is the first Chairman of the Rajasthan Chapter and Ar. Nischal Jain, MNIT is the Co-Chairman.
Sh. Jayant Joshi, MD, RS India and Sh. Vinay Joshi are the Advisors of the Chapter.
Mr. Sudhir Mathur is the Secretary of the Chapter, Dr. Ravi Goyal, BSDU and Ar. Abhishek have taken the responsibilities of Education Chair and Program Chair respectively.
Ar. Shweta Choudhary, VGU, Mr. Mayank Sharma, Mr. Ankit Maheshwari, Mr. Ankur Gupta and Mr. Vipul Khandelwal are the Executive Members of the Chapter.
Mr. Neeraj Arora, Sr. Director, ASSOCHAM India will be the Treasurer of the Chapter.
ASSOCHAM has launched the “GEM Sustainability (Green) Certification Program” with the objective to promote environment friendly green building design and construction. GEM Sustainability Certification Rating Program is based upon BEE ECBC 2017 and NBC 2016. Through this initiative, ASSOCHAM do award the Sustainability Certification Rating to Housing, Urban Developments, Residential, Commercial, Hotels, College, Universities, Schools, Factory buildings and related developments.
All existing, new and upcoming buildings can participate in this program.
GEM Sustainability Certification Rating Program –
GEM Sustainability Certification Rating Program aims to address the sustainability of a given development throughout its lifecycle from design through construction to operation. GEM Sustainability Certification Reference Guide provides design guidance and detailed requirements for rating a project’s potential performance.
Project team can go for a Certification of Intent (Pre-certification / Provisional Certification) rating during pre-design, design or construction stages of the project and Final Certification rating when the building is complete.
GEM Sustainability Certification Rating levels –
GEM Sustainability Certification Rating is organized into Twenty Eight Principles that are fundamental to a more sustainable development. There are some Essential and Suggested requirements of each Principle. Points are awarded for each Suggested requirement achieved.
There is a 0-130 point scale. Project will achieve GEM 1 to GEM 5 rating levels as per the requirements fulfilled and scores achieved by the project. This depends upon the project design which includes building architectural and elevation design, materials used during construction, HVAC, lighting and plumbing system designs, water and energy consumption of the building.
To achieve a GEM Sustainability Certification Rating, all Essential Principle requirements must be fulfilled along with a minimum number of Principle points. GEM 5 will be the highest achievable rating level in this program.
Key benefits of the certification –
- Review of all design documents such as Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Landscape by Sustainability experts for further value addition from green building perspective.
- Energy and water efficient building design that will reduce the energy and water consumption of the building.
- Design of a building that will utilize maximum daylight, fresh air and provide healthy environment to the building occupants.
- Sustainability Certification rating will give additional marketing mileage to the projects over other conventional buildings.