The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for all projects participating in the LEED® green building rating system, released its 2016 LEED in Motion: India report, a comprehensive report of LEED activity in India which found strong financial savings on energy for a number of sector-diverse, LEED Platinum and Gold certified buildings across India.
The report, notes that the LEED Platinum ITC Sankhya Data Centre in Bengaluru achieved an annual energy savings of INR 121 million, LEED Gold IFFCO Sadan in New Delhi saved INR 1.6 million annually in energy and the LEED Gold K. Raheja Corp. Mindspace Building No. 9 in Hyderabad saved INR 24 million annually in energy and INR three million in water savings.
Mahesh Ramanujam, President, GBCI and COO, USGBC, the creators of LEED
“Every story about LEED is a story about leadership and this new report shows that leaders across India have chosen LEED because it benefits their triple bottom-line: people, planet and profit,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President, GBCI and COO, USGBC, the creators of LEED. “As the world’s leading system for sustainable building design, construction and operations, LEED helps innovative Indian business and political leaders attract new foreign investment, increase the competitiveness of real estate portfolios, enhance occupant health and wellness and position the nation as a world leader in the burgeoning green building economy.”