Due Diligence

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Monthly Mailers

Online Panel

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Orientation Workshop

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Product Catalogue

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Rating/Documentation Process

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Rating Process

Rated Projects

Reference Material

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Registration & Fees

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GRIHA Learning Centre

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Criterion 1: Site Selection

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Criterion 2: Low-impact design

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Criterion 3: Design to mitigate UHIE

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Criterion 4: Site imperviousness factor

Criterion 5: Air and water pollution control

Criterion 6: Preserve & protect landscape during construction

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Criterion 7: Construction management practices

Criterion 8: Energy efficiency

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Criterion 9: Renewable energy utilization

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Criterion 10: Zero ODP materials

Criterion 11: Achieving indoor comfort requirements (visual/ thermal/ acoustic)

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Criterion 12: Maintaining good IAQ

Criterion 13: Use of low VOC paints and other compounds in building interiors

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Criterion 14: Use of low flow fixtures and systems

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Criterion 15: Reducing landscape water demand

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Criterion 16: Water quality

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Criterion 17: On-site water reuse

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Criterion 18: Rainwater recharge

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Criterion 19: Utilization of BIS recommended waste materials in building structure

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Criterion 20: Reduction in embodied energy of building structure

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Criterion 21: Use of low-environmental impact materials in building interiors

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Criterion 22: Avoided post construction landfill

Criterion 23: Treat organic waste on site

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Criterion 24: Labor safety and sanitation

Criterion 25: Design for universal accessibility

Criterion 26: Dedicated facilities for service staff

Criterion 27: Increase in environmental awareness

Criterion 28: Smart metering and monitoring

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Criterion 29: Operation, maintenance protocols

Criterion 30: Performance assessment for final rating

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GRIHA version 2019

Criterion 1: Green Infrastructure

Criterion 2: Low Impact Design Strategies

Criterion 3: Design to Mitigate UHIE

Criterion 7: Energy Optimization

Criterion 10: Visual Comfort

Criterion 11: Thermal and Acoustic Comfort

Criterion 12: Maintaining Good IAQ

Criterion 13: Water Demand Reduction

Criterion 14: Wastewater Treatment

Criterion 15: Rainwater Management

Criterion 16: Water Quality and Self-Sufficiency

Criterion 19: Utilization of Alternative Materials in Building

Criterion 20: Reduction in GWP through Life Cycle Assessment

Criterion 22: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Criterion 23: Safety and Sanitation for Construction Workers

Criterion 26: Positive Social Impact

Criterion 28: Smart Metering and Monitoring


Resource impact : Site Planning

Energy (Developmental Quality)

Energy (Self Sufficiency)

Site planning (Developmental Quality)

Solid Waste Management (Developmental Quality)

Transport (Developmental Quality)

Water and waste water management (Developmental Quality)


Criterion 1 : Reduce exposed, hard paved surface on site and maintain native vegetation cover on site

Criterion 2 : Passive architectural design and systems

Criterion 3 : Good fenestration design for reducing direct heat gain and glare while maximizing daylight penetration

Criterion 4 : Efficient artificial lighting system

Criterion 5 : Thermal efficiency of building envelope

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Criterion 6 : Use of energy efficient appliances

Criterion 7 : Use of renewable energy on site

Criterion 8 : Reduction in building and landscape water demand

Criterion 11 : Reduce embodied energy of building

Criterion 12 : Use of low-energy materials in interiors

Criterion 13 : Adoption of green Lifestyle

Criterion 14 : Innovation



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GRIHA for Existing Buildings (EB)

Criterion 1: Accessibility to Basic Services

Criterion 2: Microclimatic Impact

Criterion 3: Maintenance, Green Procurement and Waste Management

Criterion 4: Metering & Monitoring

Criterion 5: Energy Efficiency

Criterion 6: Renewable Energy Utilization

Criterion 7 : Water Footprint

Criterion 8 : Reduction in Cumulative Water Performance

Criterion 9: Achieving Indoor Comfort Requirements

Criterion 11: Universal Accessibility & Environmental Awareness

GRIHA for Existing Day-Schools

GRIHA for Existing Day Schools