• Good Shepherd International School
    IGBC Certified Green Campus - Platinum Rated

InHabit has successfully completed the facilitation of IGBC Green Schools and IGBC Green Campus rating for Good Shepherd International School, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu.

We are proud to announce that Good Shepherd International School has been awarded the prestigious Platinum rating, making it the first certified green campus  in the region. With an aggregate score of 87 points out of 100, Good Shepherd is also India's greenest school.


The IGBC Green campus rating system is a unique system, in the sense that it addresses green education, health, hygiene and infrastructural facilities besides energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality and waste management. Aspects like nutrition, physical activity & safety are also addressed. Good Shepherd has performed exceptionally well in all the above areas while scoring points for innovation in organic farming and waste management. The school's performance has been tabulated below:



Key Features of the Good Shepherd International School
  • GSIS has followed some of the best site and soil management practices with large portions of the campus left as natural topography.
  • GSIS has a large fleet of vehicles ensuring over 95% of all students and staff either walk to school or take the school bus.
  • GSIS excels in storm water management with all site run-off being directed to the school's private pond, which has a capacity of over 90 lakh liters.
  • All waste water is treated on site and reused for irrigating the school landscape and organic farms.
  • The school completes the environmental loop in organic waste management where all the waste is converted to food for its own pig farm or converted to manure to be used in the organic farms.
  • The school grows most of its own food and the most fresh and healthy produce is served to the  staff and students and a daily basis.
  • Meticulous housekeeping practices have been put in place to create the most healthy and hygienic environments for students to learn and grow.
  • GSIS boasts of the best sporting facilities in the country, which includes, its own private cricket stadium, football grounds, indoor sports stadiums, heated swimming pool, squash courts, equestrian facilities just to name a few.
  • At GSIS environmental education gives paramount importance with student committees carrying out internal awareness programs, nature trips, public awareness campaigns and cleanliness drives.
  • All GSIS buildings are thoughtfully designed with excellent daylighting and ventilation creating the perfect indoor environment for learning to take place.
  • The school also excels in energy efficiency through the use of high performance lighting, appliances and equipment.
  • Over 74% of all campus infrastructural equipment and external lighting needs are met through an on-site rooftop solar farm.
  • The school also saves huge quantities of water through efficient irrigation, bathroom fixtures and treated water reuse.
  • All building & interior materials, refrigerants and fire extinguishing equipment is eco-friendly. The school has a policy in place to ensure all future procurements meet the highest environmental standards.
  • The campus has managed to achieve close to 100% localisation by using local raw materials with most of the civil materials being manufactured on site itself.

Apart from the above Good Shepherd International School has incorporated many other features, policies and systems to ensure it demonstrates global leadership in environmental performance and has been rewarded with the highest number of points and rating making GSIS the Greenest certified schools in the country.


Our Scope of work

        • IGBC Green Schools and Green campus ratings facilitation services.
        • Energy modeling, Ventilation and day-lighting analysis.
        • Efficient waste & water management planning.
        • Help improve energy efficiency and building comfort
        • Help improve Indoor Environmental Quality for better health and well being of students and staff
        • Marketing support and green building training for staff.
        • Preparing a green school and green campus policy
        • Green building strategic plan and Project management.
        • Materials and systems procurement and advisory services.
        • Regular site visits for measurement and monitoring.
        • Guidance on best practices.
        • Renewable energy capacity calculation