The Ministry have sanctioned two studies on Green Buildings so far, but the final reports on the same have not been received. The two studies and the status are as follows:
- Concept note of "Integrated Renewable Energy Buildings" to Confederation of India Industries (CII), Hyderabad (Draft report has been prepared).
- Development and publication of a book on Green Building Case Studies to The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi (Study is in process).
A Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) rating system has been developed to measure environmental performance of a building through its life cycle. The GRIHA Council, an independent society, provides GRIHA Ratings to buildings constructed in India.
So far, 11 Government buildings have been awarded GRIHA Ratings.