GRIHA for Affordable Housing

Kishan Thakkar K

Introduction

Housing shortages in urban centers grew by 6.6% CAGR between 2012 and 2022 to 18.8 million units. As part of its efforts to meet this demand, the Indian government has undertaken several measures, including its Housing for All program, or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), which aims to provide a house to every family in urban areas by 2022.

In line with its philosophy of bringing sustainability to the masses, GRIHA has developed a new rating variant called “GRIHA for Affordable Housing” that is aligned with the PMAY. The GRIHA AH rating can help many low-income households reduce operational costs and GHG emissions by enhancing their resource efficiency. This rating would evaluate holistically how a residence impacts the environment over its entire lifecycle, so that there could be a definitive standard for what defines a green building.

GRIHA RATING STRUCTURE * Archi-Monarch * Archi-Monarch

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