CLIMATE RESILIENT



CHAPTER - 15  
CLIMATE RESILIENT CONSTRUCTION – INTEGRATION OFENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE WITH SANCTION  

Land, Air, Noise, Water, Energy, biological/ socio-economic/ solid / other waste management are the main facets considered in relation to Pre, during and Post Building Construction for Sustainable Environment Management. Therefore, it is necessary for the building process to ensure compliance to various conditions laid down by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.  

The building construction sector is a major contributor towards carbon footprints which affects climate change. India is committed towards mitigating the effects of climate change and moving towards internationally accepted norms for environmental friendly building construction. Currently this objective of environmental safeguard is achieved through obtaining a specific environmental clearance (EC) for any construction project having a size of more than 20,000 Sq.m This is administered under notification of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

With rapid urbanisation and growth of Indian economy, it is anticipated that the construction activity will experience a proportionate growth. Government is also committed towards streamlining of clearances for buildings and real estate sector and empowering the urban local bodies with an objective of Ease of Doing Business.  

Integration of environmental condition in building bye-laws:

1) When the State Governments notifies the bye-laws and rules concurred by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Central Government may issue an order stating that no separate environmental clearance is required for buildings to be constructed in the States or local authority areas.

2) The local authorities like Development Authorities, Municipal Corporations, may certify the compliance of the environmental conditions prior to issuance of Completion Certificate, as applicable as per the requirements stipulated for such buildings based on the recommendation of the Environmental Cell constituted in the local authority.

3) The State Governments where bye-laws or rules are not framed may continue to follow the existing procedure of appraisal for individual projects and grant of Environmental Clearance for buildings and constructions as per the provisions laid down in this notification.

4) For the purpose of certification regarding incorporation of environmental conditions in buildings, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change may empanel through competent agencies, the Qualified Building Environment Auditors (QBEAs) to assess and certify the building projects, as per the requirements of this notification and the procedure for accreditation of Qualified Building Auditors and their role as given at Appendix-XV

5) In order to implement the integration of environmental condition in building bye-laws, the State Governments or Local Authorities may constitute the Environment Cell (herein after called as Cell), for compliance and monitoring and to ensure environmental planning within their jurisdiction.

6) The Cell shall monitor the implementation of the bye-laws and rules framed for Integration of environmental conditions for construction of building and the Cell may also allow the third part auditing process for oversight, if any.

7) The Cell shall function under the administrative control of the Local Authorities.

8) The composition and functions of the Cell are given at Appendix-XVI.

9) The Local Authorities while integrating the environmental concerns in the building bye-laws, as per their size of the project, shall follow the procedure, as given below:  \

15.1 Environmental conditions for compliance during Building approvals

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has now decided to integrate the environmental concerns into building plan approval process and empowering the concerned local body/development authority to approve and certify compliance of stipulated requirements. The new building construction proposals are classified in the following 3 categories:-

1) Building Category ‘1’: Built-up Area 5,000 Sq.m to < 20,000 Sq.m

2) Building Category ‘2’: Built-up Area ≥ 20,000 Sq.m to 50,000 Sq.m

3) Building Category ‘3’: Built-up Area ≥ 50,000Sq.m to 1,50,000 Sq.m  

15.1.1 BUILDINGS CATEGORY ‘1’ (5,000 to < 20,000 Square meters)

A Self Declaration Form to comply with the environmental conditions as stipulated in Table 15.1 along with Form-IIb and certification by the Qualified Building Environment Auditor to be submitted online by the project proponent besides application for building license to the local authority along with the specified fee in separate accounts. Thereafter, the local authority may issue the building License incorporating the environmental conditions in it and allow the project to start based on the self-declaration and certification along with the application. After completion of the construction of the building, the project proponent may update Form-IIb based on audit done by the Qualified Building Environment Auditor and shall furnish the revised compliance undertaking to the local authority. Any noncompliance issues in buildings less than 20,000 square meters shall be dealt at the level of local body and the State through existing mechanism.  

15.1.2 BUILDINGS CATEGORY ‘2’ (>20,000 to < 50,000 Square meters)

A Self Declaration Form to comply with the environmental conditions as stipulated in Table 15.2 along with Form-IIb and certification by the Qualified Building Environment Auditor to be submitted online by the project proponent besides application for building license to the local authority along with the specified fee in separate accounts. The fee for environmental appraisal will be deposited in a separate account. The Environment Cell will process the application and present it in the meeting of the Committee headed by the authority competent to give building License in that local authority. The Committee will appraise the project and stipulate the environmental conditions to be integrated in the building License. After recommendations of the Committee, the building License and environmental clearance will be issued in an integrated format by the local authority.

The project proponent shall submit Performance Data and Certificate of Continued Compliance of the project for the environmental conditions parameters applicable after completion of construction from Qualified Building Environment Auditors every five years to the Environment Cell with special focus on the following parameters:-

(a) Energy Use (including all energy sources).

(b) Energy generated on site from onsite Renewable energy sources.

(c) Water use and waste water generated, treated and reused on site.

(d) Waste Segregated and Treated on site.

(e) Tree plantation and maintenance.

After completion of the project, the Cell shall randomly check the projects compliance status including the five years audit report. The State Governments may enact the suitable law for imposing penalties for non-compliances of the environmental conditions and parameters. The Cell shall recommend financial penalty, as applicable under relevant State laws for non-compliance of conditions or parameters to the local authority. On the basis of the recommendation of the Cell, the local authority may impose the penalty under relevant State laws. The cases of false declaration or certification shall be reported to the accreditation body and to the local body for blacklisting of Qualified Building Environment Auditors and financial penalty on the owner and Qualified Building Environment Auditors. No Consent to Establish and Operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 will be required from the State Pollution Control Boards for residential buildings up to 1,50,000 square meters.  

15.1.3 BUILDINGS CATEGORY ‘3’ (≥ 50,000 to < 1,50,000 Square meters)

A Self Declaration Form to comply with the environmental conditions as stipulated in Table 15.3 along with Form-IIb and certification by the Qualified Building Environment Auditor to be submitted online by the project proponent besides application for building license to the local authority along with the specified fee in separate accounts. The fee for environmental appraisal will be deposited in a separate account. The Environment Cell will process the application and present it in the meeting of the Committee headed by the authority competent to give building License in that local authority. The Committee will appraise the project and stipulate the environmental conditions to be integrated in the building License. After recommendations of the Committee, the building License and environmental clearance will be issued in an integrated format by the local authority.

The project proponent shall submit Performance Data and Certificate of Continued Compliance of the project for the environmental conditions parameters applicable after completion of construction from Qualified Building Environment Auditors every five years to the Environment Cell with special focus on the following parameters:-

(a) Energy Use (including all energy sources).

(b) Energy generated on site from onsite Renewable energy sources.

(c) Water use and waste water generated, treated and reused on site.

(d) Waste Segregated and Treated on site.

(e) Tree plantation and maintenance.

After completion of the project, the Cell shall randomly check the projects compliance status including the five years audit report. The State Governments may enact the suitable law for imposing penalties for non-compliances of the environmental conditions and parameters. The Cell shall recommend financial penalty, as applicable under relevant State laws for non-compliance of conditions or parameters to the local authority. On the basis of the recommendation of the Cell, the local authority may impose the penalty under relevant State laws. The cases of false declaration or certification shall be reported to the accreditation body and to the local body for blacklisting of Qualified Building Environment Auditors and financial penalty on the owner and Qualified Building Environment Auditors. No Consent to Establish and Operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 will be required from the State Pollution Control Boards for residential buildings up to 1,50,000 square meters. A local Authority, i.e. ULB/DA/any other body authorized to sanction building plans shall approve the building plans by ensuring the stipulated conditions in Table 15.1, 15.2 and 15.3 for the respective categories of buildings (area mentioned against each building category is the total constructed area of the building including car parking area)   

Table 15.1: Environmental Conditions for Building and Construction (Building Category ‘1’: 5,000Sqm to < 20,000S.qm)  

Sl. No Medium Environmental conditions 
1 Topography Natural Drainage  The natural drain system should be maintained for ensuring unrestricted flow of water. No construction shall be allowed to obstruct the natural drainage through the site. No construction is allowed on wetland and water bodies. Check dams, bio swales, landscape, and other sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are allowed for maintaining the drainage pattern and to harvest rain water. Buildings shall be designed to follow the natural topography as much as possible. Minimum cutting and filling should be done. 
2 Water conservationsRain Water Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge  A complete plain for rain water harvesting water efficiency and conservation should be prepared. Use of water efficient appliances should be promoted with low flow fixtures or sensors. The local bye-law provisions on rain water harvesting should be followed. A rain water harvesting plan needs to be designed where the recharge bores of minimum one recharge bore per 5,000 Sq.m of built up area and storage capacity of minimum one day of total fresh water requirement shall be provided. In areas where ground water recharge is not feasible, the rain water should be harvested and stored for reuse. The ground water shall not be withdrawn without approval from the Competent Authority. All recharge should be limited to shallow aquifer 
2a   At least 20% of the open spaces (setback area) shall be pervious. Use of Grass pavers, paver blocks with at least 50% opening, landscape etc. would be considered as pervious surface. 
2b   Water efficient appliances shall be used. Low flow fixtures or sensors be used to promote water conservation. 
2c   Separation of grey and black water should be done by the use of dual plumbing system. In case of single stack system separate recirculation lines for flushing by giving dual plumbing system be done
3 Solid Waste Management  Solid waste: Separate wet and dry bins must be provided in each unit and at the ground level for facilitating segregation of waste. The provisions of the Solid Waste (Management) Rules 2016 and the ewaste (Management) Rules 2016, and the Plastics Waste (Management) Rules 2016 shall be followed. 
3a   All non-biodegradable waste shall be handed over to authorized recyclers for which a written tie up must be done with the authorized recyclers
3b   Treatment of wet waste and sanitary waste on site (organic dry waste also is preferred) using Organic waste composter/Vermiculture pit or any other approved technology shall be installed with a minimum capacity of 0.3 kg /person/day must be installed
4 Sewage Treatment Plant  Onsite sewage treatment of capacity of treating 100% waste water to be installed. Treated waste water shall be reused on site for landscape, flushing, cooling tower, and other end-uses. Excess treated water shall be discharged as per CPCB norms. Natural treatment systems shall be promoted. Sludge from the onsite sewage treatment, including septic tanks, shall be collected, conveyed and disposed as per the Ministry of Urban Development, Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO) Manual on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Systems, 2013.
5 Energy Compliance with the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of Bureau of Energy Efficiency shall be ensured. Buildings in the States which have notified their own ECBC, shall comply with the State ECBC. All lighting and other electric fixtures shall be of low energy consumption (Electrical Appliances – BEE Star and Energy Efficient Appliances) Concept of passive solar design that minimize energy consumption in buildings by using design elements, such as building orientation, landscaping, efficient building envelope, appropriate fenestration, increased day lighting design and thermal mass etc. shall be incorporated in the building design. Wall, window, and roof u-values shall be as per ECBC specifications.
5a   Solar, wind or other Renewable Energy shall be installed to meet electricity generation equivalent to 5% of the demand load calculated based on the peak load calculated from the hourly power load chart prepared for the project by considering permissible diversity in usage and occupancy. If the required power generation cannot be done within the project site, the same can be generated from outside the project site and the credit can be availed for the project. 
5b   Solar water heating shall be provided to meet 20% of the hot water demand of the commercial and institutional building or as per the requirement of the local building bye-laws, whichever is higher. Residential buildings are also recommended to meet its hot water demand from solar water heaters, as far as possible. 
5c   Use of environment friendly materials in bricks, blocks and other construction materials, shall be required for at least 20% of the construction material quantity. These include fly ash bricks, hollow bricks, AACs, Fly Ash Lime Gypsum blocks, Compressed earth blocks, and other environment friendly materials.  Fly ash should be used as building material in the construction as per the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification of September 1999 as amended from time to time. 
6 Air Quality and Noise  Dust, smoke & other air pollution prevention measures shall be provided for the building as well as the site. These measures shall include screens for the building under construction, continuous dust/ wind breaking walls all around the site (at least 3 m height). Plastic/tarpaulin sheet covers shall be provided for vehicles bringing in sand, cement, murram and other construction materials prone to causing dust pollution at the site as well as taking out debris from the site. Sand, murram, loose soil, cement, stored on site shall be covered adequately so as to prevent dust pollution. Wet jet shall be provided for grinding and stone cutting. Unpaved surfaces and loose soil shall be adequately sprinkled with water to suppress dust. All construction and demolition debris shall be stored at the site (and not dumped on the roads or open spaces outside) before they are properly disposed. All demolition and construction waste shall be managed as per the provisions of the Construction and Demolition Waste Rules 2016. 
    All workers working at the construction site and involved in loading, unloading, carriage of construction material and construction debris or working in any area with dust pollution shall be provided with dust mask. For indoor air quality, the ventilation provisions as per National Building Code of India shall be made. 
6a   The location of the DG set and exhaust pipe height shall be as per the provisions of the CPCB norms. 
7 Green cover  minimum of 1 tree for every 80 Sq.m. of land should be planted and maintained. The existing trees will be counted for this purpose. Preference should be given to planting native species. 
7a   Where the trees need to be cut, compensatory plantation in the ratio of 1:3 (i.e. planting of 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut) shall be done and maintained. 

Table 15.2: Environmental Conditions for Building and Construction (Building Category ‘2’: ≥ 20,000 Sq.m to 50,000 Sq.m) 

Sl. No.  Medium Environmental conditions 
1 Topography Natural Drainage  The natural drain system should be maintained for ensuring unrestricted flow of water. No construction shall be allowed to obstruct the natural drainage through the site. No construction is allowed on wetland and water bodies. Check dams, bio swales, landscape, and other sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are allowed for maintaining the drainage pattern and to harvest rain water. Buildings shall be designed to follow the natural topography as much as possible. Minimum cutting and filling should be done
2 Water conservationsRain Water Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge  A complete plan for rain water harvesting, water efficiency and conservation should be prepared. Use of water efficient appliances should be promoted with low flow fixtures or sensors. The local bye-law provisions on rain water harvesting should be followed. A rain water harvesting plan needs to be designed where the recharge bores of minimum one recharge bore per 5,000 Sq.m of built up area and storage capacity of minimum one day of total fresh water requirement shall be provided. In areas where ground water recharge is not feasible, the rain water should be harvested and stored for reuse. The ground water shall not be withdrawn without approval from the Competent Authority. All recharge should be limited to shallow aquifer
2a   At least 25% of the open spaces (setback area) shall be pervious. Use of Grass pavers, paver blocks with at least 50% opening, landscape etc. would be considered as pervious surface
2b   Water efficient appliances shall be used. Low flow fixtures or sensors be used to promote water conservation
2c   Separation of grey and black water should be done by the use of dual plumbing system. In case of single stack system separate recirculation lines for flushing by giving dual plumbing system be done. 
3 Solid Waste Management  Solid waste: Separate wet and dry bins must be provided in each unit and at the ground level for facilitating segregation of waste. The provisions of the Solid Waste (Management) Rules 2016 and the e-waste (Management) Rules 2016, and the Plastics Waste (Management) Rules 2016 shall be followed
3a   All non-biodegradable waste shall be handed over to authorized recyclers for which a written tie up must be done with the authorized recyclers
3b   Treatment of wet waste and sanitary waste on site (organic dry waste also is preferred) using Organic waste composter/Vermiculture pit or any other approved technology shall be installed with a minimum capacity of 0.3 kg /person/day must be installed.
4 Sewage Treatment Plant  Onsite sewage treatment of capacity of treating 100% waste water to be installed. Treated waste water shall be reused on site for landscape, flushing, cooling tower, and other end-uses. Excess treated water shall be discharged as per CPCB norms. Natural treatment systems shall be promoted. Sludge from the onsite sewage treatment, including septic tanks, shall be collected, conveyed and disposed as per the Ministry of Urban Development, Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO) Manual on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Systems, 2013
5 Energy Compliance with the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of Bureau of Energy Efficiency shall be ensured. Buildings in the States which have notified their own ECBC, shall comply with the State ECBC. All lighting and other electric fixtures shall be of low energy consumption (Electrical Appliances – BEE Star and Energy Efficient Appliances) Concept of passive solar design that minimize energy consumption in buildings by using design elements, such as building orientation, landscaping, efficient building envelope, appropriate fenestration, increased day lighting design and thermal mass etc. shall be incorporated in the building design. Wall, window, and roof u-values shall be as per ECBC specifications
5a   Solar, wind or other Renewable Energy shall be installed to meet electricity generation equivalent to 5% of the demand load calculated based on the peak load calculated from the hourly power load chart prepared for the project by considering permissible diversity in usage and occupancy. If the required power generation cannot be done within the project site, the same can be generated from outside the project site and the credit can be availed for the project. 
5b   Solar water heating shall be provided to meet 20% of the hot water demand of the commercial and institutional building or as per the requirement of the local building bye-laws, whichever is higher. Residential buildings are also recommended to meet its hot water demand from solar water heaters, as far as possible. 
5c   Use of environment friendly materials in bricks, blocks and other construction materials, shall be required for at least 20% of the construction material quantity. These include fly ash bricks, hollow bricks, AACs, Fly Ash Lime Gypsum blocks, Compressed earth blocks, and other environment friendly materials.  Fly ash should be used as building material in the construction as per the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification of September 1999 as amended from time to time. 
6 Air Quality and Noise  Dust, smoke & other air pollution prevention measures shall be provided for the building as well as the site. These measures shall include screens for the building under construction, continuous dust/ wind breaking walls all around the site (at least 3 m height). Plastic/tarpaulin sheet covers shall be provided for vehicles bringing in sand, cement, murram and other construction materials prone to causing dust pollution at the site as well as taking out debris from the site. Sand, murram, loose soil, cement, stored on site shall be covered adequately so as to prevent dust pollution. Wet jet shall be provided for grinding and stone cutting. Unpaved surfaces and loose soil shall be adequately sprinkled with water to 
    suppress dust. All construction and demolition debris shall be stored at the site (and not dumped on the roads or open spaces outside) before they are properly disposed. All demolition and construction waste shall be managed as per the provisions of the Construction and Demolition Waste Rules 2016. All workers working at the construction site and involved in loading, unloading, carriage of construction material and construction debris or working in any area with dust pollution shall be provided with dust mask. For indoor air quality, the ventilation provisions as per National Building Code of India shall be made. 
6a   The location of the DG set and exhaust pipe height shall be as per the provisions of the CPCB norms
7 Green cover  A minimum of 1 tree for every 80 Sq.m. of land should be planted and maintained. The existing trees will be counted for this purpose. Preference should be given to planting native species
7a   Where the trees need to be cut, compensatory plantation in the ratio of 1:3 (i.e. planting of 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut) shall be done and maintained
8 Top Soil preservation and reuse  Top soil should be stripped to a depth of 20 cm from the areas proposed for buildings, roads, paved areas, and external services. It should be stockpiled appropriately in designated areas and reapplied during plantation of the proposed vegetation on site
9 Transport A comprehensive mobility plan, as per MoUD best practices guidelines (URDPFI), shall be prepared to include motorized, nonmotorized, public, and private networks. Road should be designed with due consideration for environment, and safety of users. The road system can be designed with these basic criteria. 1. Hierarchy of roads with proper segregation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 2. Traffic calming measures. 3. Proper design of entry and exit points. 4. Parking norms as per local regulation. 

Table 15.3: Environmental Conditions for Building and Construction (Building Category ‘3’: ≥ 50,000 Sq.m to 1,50,000 Sq.m) 

Sl. No.  Medium  Environmental condition
1 Topography Natural Drainage  The natural drain system should be maintained for ensuring unrestricted flow of water. No construction shall be allowed to obstruct the natural drainage through the site. No construction is allowed on wetland and water bodies. Check dams, bio swales, landscape, and other sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are allowed for maintaining the drainage pattern and to harvest rain water. Buildings shall be designed to follow the natural topography as much as possible. Minimum cutting and filling should be done
2 Water conservationsRain Water Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge  A complete plan for rain water harvesting, water efficiency and conservation should be prepared.  The local bye-law provisions on rain water harvesting should be followed. A rain water harvesting plan needs to be designed where the recharge bores of minimum one recharge bore per 5,000 Sq.m of built up area and storage capacity of minimum one day of total fresh water requirement shall be provided. In areas where ground water recharge is not feasible, the rain water should be harvested and stored for reuse. The ground water shall not be withdrawn without approval from the Competent Authority. All recharge should be limited to shallow aquifer. 
2a   At least 30% of the open spaces (setback area) shall be pervious. Use of Grass pavers, paver blocks with at least 50% opening, landscape etc. would be considered as pervious surface
2b   Water efficient appliances shall be used. Low flow fixtures or sensors be used to promote water conservation
2c   Separation of grey and black water should be done by the use of dual plumbing system. In case of single stack system separate recirculation lines for flushing by giving dual plumbing system be done. 
3 Solid Waste Management  Solid waste: Separate wet and dry bins must be provided in each unit and at the ground level for facilitating segregation of waste. The provisions of the Solid Waste (Management) Rules 2016 and the e-waste (Management) Rules 2016, and the Plastics Waste (Management) Rules 2016 shall be followed
3a   All non-biodegradable waste shall be handed over to authorized recyclers for which a written tie up must be done with the authorized recyclers. 
3b   Treatment of wet waste and sanitary waste on site (organic dry waste also is preferred) using Organic waste composter/Vermiculture pit or any other approved technology shall be installed with a minimum capacity of 0.3 kg /person/day must be installed
4 Sewage Treatment Plant  Onsite sewage treatment of capacity of treating 100% waste water to be installed. Treated waste water shall be reused on site for landscape, flushing, cooling tower, and other end-uses. Excess treated water shall be discharged as per CPCB norms. Natural treatment systems shall be promoted. Sludge from the onsite sewage treatment, including septic tanks, shall be collected, conveyed and disposed as per the Ministry of Urban Development, Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO) Manual on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Systems, 2013
5 Energy Compliance with the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of Bureau of Energy Efficiency shall be ensured. Buildings in the States which have notified their own ECBC, shall comply with the State ECBC. All lighting and other electric fixtures shall be of low energy consumption (Electrical Appliances – BEE Star and Energy Efficient Appliances) Concept of passive solar design that minimize energy consumption in buildings by using design elements, such as building orientation, landscaping, efficient building envelope, appropriate fenestration, increased day lighting design and thermal mass etc. shall be incorporated in the building design. Wall, window, and roof u-values shall be as per ECBC specification
5a   Solar, wind or other Renewable Energy shall be installed to meet electricity generation equivalent to 5% of the demand load calculated based on the peak load calculated from the hourly power load chart prepared for the project by considering permissible diversity in usage and occupancy. If the required power generation cannot be done within the project site, the same can be generated from outside the project site and the credit can be availed for the project
5b   Solar water heating shall be provided to meet the total hot water demand of the commercial and institutional building. Residential buildings are also to meet its hot water demand from solar water heaters, unless additional power supply from renewable energy sources is provided equal to the power requirement of electric water heaters
    Alternatively, if any other hybrid system (including other costefficient technologies) is proposed for hot water generation instead of solar water heating system, additional power supply from renewable energy sources shall be provided equal to the power requirement for operating such hybrid or other systems for hot water generation
5c   Use of environment friendly materials in bricks, blocks and other construction materials, shall be required for at least 20% of the construction material quantity. These include fly ash bricks, hollow bricks, AACs, Fly Ash Lime Gypsum blocks, Compressed earth blocks, and other environment friendly materials.  Fly ash should be used as building material in the construction as per the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification of September 1999 as amended from time to time
6 Air Quality and Noise  Dust, smoke & other air pollution prevention measures shall be provided for the building as well as the site. These measures shall include screens for the building under construction, continuous dust/ wind breaking walls all around the site (at least 3 m height). Plastic/tarpaulin sheet covers shall be provided for vehicles bringing in sand, cement, murramand other construction materials prone to causing dust pollution at the site as well as taking out debris from the site. Wheel washing for the vehicles used be done.  Sand, murram, loose soil, cement, stored on site shall be covered adequately so as to prevent dust pollution. Wet jet shall be provided for grinding and stone cutting. Unpaved surfaces and loose soil shall be adequately sprinkled with water to suppress dust. All construction and demolition debris shall be stored at the site (and not dumped on the roads or open spaces outside) before they are properly disposed. All demolition and construction waste shall be managed as per the provisions of the Construction and Demolition Waste Rules 2016.  All workers working at the construction site and involved in loading, unloading, carriage of construction material and construction debris or working in any area with dust pollution shall be provided with dust mask. For indoor air quality, the ventilation provisions as per National Building Code of India. 
6a   The location of the DG set and exhaust pipe height shall be as per the provisions of the CPCB norms. 
7 Green cover  A minimum of 1 tree for every 80 Sq.m. of land should be planted and maintained. The existing trees will be counted for this purpose. Preference should be given to planting native species 
7a   Where the trees need to be cut, compensatory plantation in the ratio of 1:3 (i.e. planting of 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut) shall be done and maintained
8 Top Soil Preservation and Reuse  Topsoil should be stripped to a depth of 20 cm from the areas proposed for buildings, roads, paved areas, and external services. It should be stockpiled appropriately in designated areas and reapplied during plantation of the proposed vegetation on site
9 Transport A comprehensive mobility plan, as per MoUD best practices guidelines (URDPFI), shall be prepared to include motorized, nonmotorized, public, and private networks. Road should be designed with due consideration for environment, and safety of users. The road system can be designed with these basic criteria. 1. Hierarchy of roads with proper segregation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 2. Traffic calming measures. 3. Proper design of entry and exit points. 4. Parking norms as per local regulation
10 Environment Management Plan  An environmental management plan (EMP) shall be prepared and implemented to ensure compliance with the environmental conditions specified in item number 1 to 9 above. A dedicated Environment Monitoring Cell with defined functions and responsibility shall be put in place to implement the EMP. The environmental cell shall ensure that the environment infrastructure like Sewage Treatment Plant, Landscaping, Rain Water Harvesting, Energy efficiency and conservation, water efficiency and conservation, solid waste management, renewable energy etc. are kept operational and meet the required standards. The environmental cell shall also keep the record of environment monitoring and those related to the environment infrastructure

Note: The solid waste management system and waste water management system proposed in the above tables or as notified by the government (along with monitoring mechanism for the effective functioning of the systems) shall be followed.   

By Order and in the name of the Governor of Karnataka  

NAGARAJ

Under Secretary to Government Urban Development Department.   

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