Mangaluru: In order to strengthen its Clean and Green initiatives, St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) hosted the Virtual Launch of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Student Chapter on 24th September 2020. SJEC-IGBC Student Chapter is intended to inspire, instill, and imbibe the ‘Green’ approach for a sustainable tomorrow. The launch was held on the occasion of World Green Building Week 2020.
Mr. D B Mehta, Chairman of IGBC Mangaluru Chapter, and Ms. Rekha Mavulati, Counsellor of IGBC were present as the Chief Guests for the virtual launch. Dr. Yajnheswaran B, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering welcomed the participants and emphasized the need for the green education program. Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC briefed about the green initiatives taken up by SJEC to promote sustainable technology for the betterment of human life and called upon the students to acquire more knowledge on green building concepts.
Mr. D B Mehta in his address emphasized the achievements of IGBC in green footprint and the scope of green construction. He also spoke about the opportunities for engineering students to take up IGBC accredited professional programs.
Following the launch, Ms. Rekha Mavulati presented a technical talk on “Green Building Concepts and Green Education Programme”. During the talk, the participants were introduced to different modules on the green education program and concepts of the green building were discussed.
Mr. Prashant Kurdekar, Faculty Coordinator of SJEC-IGBC Student Chapter coordinated the virtual event.
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