In 2001, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) was established as part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). IGBC has begun student chapters in different agricultural and engineering colleges to seed the ideas of Green Building Principles in the minds of young people. When the Indian Green Building Council-Vardhaman Chapter was inaugurated on 19 June 2020, the long- cherished dream of opening an IGBC student chapter at Vardhaman College of Engineering was fulfilled. Dr. K. Mallikarjuna Babu, Director and CEO, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Dr. S. Sai Satyanarayana Reddy, Principal, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Dr. Mallikarjun Rao, Head of Department (Civil), Vardhaman College of Engineering, Mr. C. Shekar Reddy, Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Branch, and Mr. Sundeep V, IGBC Counsellor, inauguarated the ceremony by Digital Lighting.
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All the dignitaries were introduced by Mr. J. Rohan Reddy, Assistant Professor, Vardhaman College of Engineering (Coordinator of IGBC Vardhaman Chapter) and gave a brief introduction to IGBC activities. He also listed the importance of the Indian Green Building Council and the Indian Industry Confederation. The significance of professional societies in the life of a student was shared by Dr. Mallikarjun Rao (Head of Department (Civil), Vardhaman College of Engineering). He proposed that students take an advanced approach to the production of creative thought. Mr. C. Shekar Reddy enlightened the students about the different possibilities that one would have after becoming an IGBC member. He also urged everyone to participate actively in the section in order to benefit from it. The following members were announced as members of the Executive Committee. The elected Executive committee members:
- B harsh vignesh singh (president IGBC Vardhaman chapter)
- Katkam Rohan (vice president, IGBC vardhaman chapter)
- Donuru Pooja (treasurer, IGBC vardhaman chapter)
- monala shravani (secretary, IGBC vardhaman chapter)
Dr. K. Mallikarjuna Babu, Director and CEO, and Dr. S. Sai Satyanarayana Reddy (Principal, Vardhaman College of Engineering) congratulated Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao and his team on their progressive effort to build and wish them the best for more events in the IGBC Student Chapter.
After the inaugural function, a technical discussion on ‘GREEN BUILDING MOVEMENT IN INDIA’ was held. Mr. Sundeep V, advisor of the IGBC, was the speaker of the technical talk. Students were able to understand the Green building practices that make buildings that are sustainable and resource-efficient throughout their life-cycles, from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and destruction.