India’s only operational smart city and International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), GIFT City has recently been awarded the GREEN CITIES ‘PLATINUM’ Certification for ‘Green Master planning & design and Implementation of GIFT City’s phase I development’ by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). GIFT City is India’s first Greenfield Smart City to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum rating. The global and Indian companies consider GIFT City as an ideal destination in sync with their environmental and sustainability goals.
Indian Green Building Council recognizes several initiatives adopted in the project which include integrated land use, compact city development, 35% public green & open spaces, substantiate housing, transit-oriented development with BRTS, Metro rail connectivity, 100% road network with the streetscape, and 100% green buildings mandate in the city.
GIFT City has strategically planned to achieve high energy efficiency through a district cooling system and 100% LED street lighting. The city has also embraced water management through a 35% reduction in potable water and treatment & reuse of 100% wastewater. Considering the National importance of solid waste management, GIFT City has installed an automated waste collection and segregation plant.
On this occasion, Tapan Ray, MD & Group CEO, GIFT City said, “GIFT City’s vision on smart urban development factors in sustainability, being an integral feature of the city with consideration for social, economic and environmental impact. The recognition as a “Platinum” rated city under the IGBC Green City Rating system is a testimony to the city’s cutting-edge infrastructure, design, and project implementation which will attract global companies to set up their base in GIFT City, being in line with their commitment towards sustainability.”