What is Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium?

Kishan Thakkar K

Led by the private sector, the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium is developing a campaign that aims to have 20% of India’s new homes be ‘green homes’ by 2022.

A voluntary, private sector-led initiative, the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC), has launched a ‘greenhomes’ campaign that will work towards mainstreaming green homes in India. 

The aim is to address the lack of resources in a rapidly urbanizing country. Founding members include Godrej Properties, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate and Tata Housing Development Company, as well as financial institutions. 

SHLC is also supported by and involved in the activities of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and focuses on policy, technology, and consumer education. It supports sustainable cities by reducing climate change impacts, adapting to changes in the climate, and reducing energy consumption. 

As part of its commitment to making 100 percent of its new housing green, the SHLC plans to contribute 110 million sq ft of green housing by 2020. 

In India, realizing SHLC’s vision for 20 per cent of new homes to be green homes would result in estimated annual savings of 198 million kWh (which could power over 1 lakh households) and 108 billion liters in water consumption.

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