Bhubaneswar: The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) of Odisha is all set on a series of plans for reducing Carbon footprints from the City by placing infrastructure across the State.

Sources said the ICZM has already initiated talks with partners to get a certification for green buildings from US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and for de-salination from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

It is noteworthy to mention that the World Bank has funded Rs 227 crore to this project for implementation of hybridised renewable energy generation as well as water recycling in the structures. It is for the first time that ICZM Project in India was backed with LEED certification for green buildings at eco-sensitive areas, something new to architects, builders and planning engineers in the State.

According to National Project Director of ICZMP A.Senthil Vel, the LEED certifications will have great environmental impact in the eco-sensitive area and it can be adopted nationally by the National Project Management Unit of ICZMP.

Project Director of ICZMP, Odisha, Ajit Kumar Pattnaik said, the green structures at eco-sensitive sites and other locations will help to conserve huge amount of resources and minimise carbon footprints.