Warangal: A student chapter of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has been launched at Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Warangal (KITSW).

 At a programme at the college here on Wednesday, the IGBC chapter was launched. The departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering of the college have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IGBC, Hyderabad in that connection.  Speaking on the occasion, the IGBC chairman C Shekar Reddy said green or sustainable building was the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition. 

More than just installing solar panels on a building roof focus should be laid on reduce the amount of waste generated at a construction site. Building design should be such that it would help to reduce use of construction material, energy and water requirements when completed, he suggested.  

The construction of Green Buildings employing the technology that protects natural resources needs to be made mandatory. Green Buildings could save people health from hazardous wastes, noted the IGBC counsellor Sundeep V.

The launch of IGBC KITSW student chapter ensures technical support and placements especially for Civil and Mechanical Engineering students, said the dean planning and execution and Civil Engineering department head Prof. L. Sudheer Reddy.

Consultant engineer Mahender Kumar, faculty coordinator Shakeel Abid, dean administration Prof P Ramesh Reddy, Prof SG Narayana Reddy, HoD of mechanical department Prof K Eswaraiah and others were present.