GRIHA is India's own building green rating system, approved and adopted by the Govt. It's very progressive and inline with the localized challenges and needs of India.
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Most of India's historical buildings are engineering feats that were achieved hundreds of years ago. Silently, yet eloquently, they tell us how man and nature were intricately connected. Forts, palaces, and ordinary houses- they were all built around nature. And very often, with limited wastage of resources.