Last week, GBCI, the certifying body for all projects participating in the globally recognized LEED green building rating system, opened its newest office in Europe. LEED certification continues to grow throughout the region, and I am pleased to take on the role of director for the GBCI Europe office in Munich.
GBCI India and the Glass Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization supported by Saint-Gobain Glass India, recently entered into a partnership. Together, we will advance knowledge on green buildings, with a particular emphasis on sustainable envelope design to create healthier indoor spaces for occupants in buildings across India.
When the leaders of global organizations committed to sustainability engage in candid conversation, interesting ideas emerge.
The Ashok hotel in New Delhi, a flagship property of ITDC, holds immense significance in the history of Indian independence. This iconic hotel, among the first and oldest luxury properties in the country, was built to host world dignitaries and high-profile conferences and events. Now, having achieved LEED Gold certification, The Ashok has stepped up to commit even further to environmental sustainability.
The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be coming to India for the first time at Mumbai’s Bombay Exhibition Centre from November 2–5, 2017. The world's premier event in the green building industry, Greenbuild is inspiring great excitement among stakeholders, developers, green building professionals, students and architects who plan to attend.
Here is what some of these stakeholders had to say about the upcoming event:
India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with over 15 million gross square meters, according to the Top 10 Countries for LEED 2016 report released by USGBC.
"The Olympics of sustainability is LEED," says Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd. His quote speaks volumes about his brand’s trust in the LEED rating system. ITC has committed to the highest standard in global green building, with its entire portfolio of hotels across India certified as LEED Platinum—proving that green building and luxury accommodations can indeed go hand in hand.
Commercial aviation plays a vital role in economic globalization, but in the process it also affects the environment.
To minimize its carbon footprint, Delhi International Airport Limited set out to certify its state-of-the-art Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport as LEED Gold. Terminal 3 is the world’s eighth largest airport terminal, covering 5.5 million square feet.