30th August, 2018
GreenPro – Green Product certiﬁcation launched by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has gained momentum signiﬁcantly. More than 375 products have achieved GreenPro certification and are available in the market. The demand for green products has significantly increased in the recent past due to the Indian Green Building movement which aims at achieving green building footprint of 10 billion Sq.ft by 2022.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials(IAPMO) are jointly promoting use of water efficient plumbing fixtures. As part of this, GreenPro – Green Product certification for ‘Plumbing Fixtures’ has been developed to certify water efficient plumbing fixtures and promoting the same amongst the end users.
Building Energy India was invited to the Technical Committee Meeting on #GreenPro certification for ‘Plumbing Fixtures’ at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) office in Mumbai. The meeting headed by Gurmit Singh Arora, Executive Board member and Fellow #IGBC Mumbai and President of the Indian Plumbing Association. The proposed green rating system for water related fixtures was presented by Principal Counsellor, CII, S. Karthikeyan. Attendees of the committee meeting included Mr. A Hindocha, Mr. Viral H. Shah, Mr. Sudhir Shah, Mr. Karthik Arora, Mr. Atul Dhiman, and other consultants from the field. The rating focussed on the 8 parameters considered for measuring efficiency of the product and its resource footprint during design, manufacture and useful life.
The 8 parameters being considered in this rating system are:
- -Product Design
- -Product Performance
- -Raw Materials
- -Manufacturing Process
- -Waste Management
- -Life Cycle Approach
- -Product Stewardship
Details of the compliance and criteria were discussed comprehensively. Although not yet mandatory to implement, the rating system encourages product manufacturers to claim benefits for their efforts to become green, and creates awareness for end users so as to make decisions in the right direction.