Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Delhi
Mumbai, India—(27 April 2018)—Today, USGBC released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. This is the first time the list has been released in India, and it ranks states in terms of gross square feet (GSF) of LEED-certified space overall.
The building sector in India is responsible for over 30 percent of annual electricity consumption, and is second only to the industrial sector as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Around 75 percent of this electricity is used in residential buildings, and electricity consumption in such buildings has been rising sharply.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a global brand with a legacy of first-class hospitality. Taking its reputation to the next level, the Hyatt Regency hotel, New Delhi, committed to the best in green building through certifying to LEED Platinum standards, becoming the first Hyatt property in the world to achieve that level in the existing building category.
After 15 years celebrating and promoting the green building movement across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe, the Greenbuild Conference and Expo finally made its way to India’s financial capital, Mumbai. For two days, the world’s premier showcase for the global green building movement put down roots at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.
With a stellar lineup of building industry leaders, professionals, speakers, exhibitors and attendees, Greenbuild India proved to be a huge success, celebrating the country’s growing momentum in the green building movement.
‘We are changing the way business is done," is the tagline of Unilever. Standing true to it, the company, while retaining its status as one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers, also ensures it reduces its impact on the environment. Unilever has been practicing sustainability since the last century, during which time it has also grown to serve 2.5 billion users for over 400 brands on any given day.
In recent years, India has taken on a greater leadership role in providing clean and reliable power to all. The government has set a goal of installing 175 GW of renewable power capacity by 2022 and increasing non-fossil-based power capacity to 40 percent by 2030.
In 2009, installed solar capacity was 6 MW and today its grown to 17 GW.
GBCI invites you to attend an upcoming leadership event, A Sustainable EDGE, on April 25 in Bengaluru. Come learn about the EDGE green building program and how it presents a unique opportunity for a sustainable transformation of India’s housing market. Building industry experts including architects, developers and government policymakers will share their thoughts and experiences with EDGE.
For more than 15 years, Greenbuild has been the flagship industry event for green building professionals, offering robust educational sessions, hands-on technical workshops, inspiring keynotes and networking events.
Since its 2002 debut, the conference has expanded beyond U.S. borders. In 2018, it will be held in four different international locations, including:
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has been a pioneer in mainstreaming resource efficiency through various programs and schemes for over a decade now.