Every story about LEED® is a story about leadership, and leaders across India have chosen LEED because it benefits their triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.
LEED buildings report significant savings on energy, with one project’s savings as high as INR 121 million in 2015
U.S. Green Building Council partners with Dodge Data & Analytics to release Drive Toward Healthier Buildings Report 2016
DELHI, INDIA—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive global certification body for LEED projects and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced The LEED Performance Challenge today, which enables Indian cities to competitively share their latest performance data and benchmark it against other cities locally, nationally and globally.
According to Navigant Research, global microgrid capacity is anticipated to go from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024—over 500% growth in a 10 year span. But, what is driving this growth? The answer: project by project, the increasing realization of the value proposition that microgrids can offer.
Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable development. The proliferation of quality programs provides an opportunity for systems to work together, democratizing access and streamlining implementation and verification for even greater impact.
It all began with a spark. Back in the prehistoric era, animals, plants and even our ancestors decayed and returned to the soil, becoming the resources we now call "fossil fuels." Compressed into the earth in the form of oil and coal, fossil fuels gave us the power to create electricity by burning remnants of our past, offering us a limited catalogue for the future. The spark, created through steam, is absorbed by generators that direct current through transformers and power lines until we turn on the television, with just the right amount of voltage.
Prior to the introduction of Parksmart certification, there was no third-party sustainability certification available to our clients for their new and existing parking garage projects. Not only were our new design clients looking for a sustainability certification alternative, but clients with existing parking garages also wanted a certification that recognized the efforts they had made toward sustainability. Parksmart certification provided the solution for both types of clients.