In a major acknowledgement to India’s efforts in spearheading global green building movement, Sundaresan Raghupathy, Deputy Director General of CII and in-charge of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), has been elected as Regional Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Network.
The network is a group of 15 Green Building Councils currently working to advance green buildings within the region. His term for this position is for two years, starting July 1, 2017.
Raghupathy, who is already a Board Member of World Green Building Council, has been appointed for his leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings, both in India and at the regional level.
Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said in a statement: “While climate change is a global challenge, the solutions to it are often local and regional. Raghupathy has been a true champion of sustainability across Asia-Pacific, and his leadership as Chair will help strengthen the network of Green Buildings Councils in the region.”
Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council, said, “Raghupathy’s leadership will help generate new green building ideas and design solutions across the region.”