India’s first EDGE-certified individual residence: The Kurunji house

India has emerged as one of the leading economies in the green building market, and this growth will help the nation reap enormous benefits. One particular area in which green buildings present great opportunity for India is the housing market. Rapid urbanization has created a huge demand for new construction and infrastructure in India, and new homes will need to be constructed to accommodate this population shift.


LEED On: American International School, Chennai [video]

The foundation of knowledge and awareness is largely established in school. One school that helps its students understand the importance of environmental stewardship is the American International School Chennai, the first K–12 school in the world to achieve LEED Gold certification using the Arc digital platform to monitor all aspects of building performance.


Your top 5 Greenbuild India questions answered

Greenbuild India is returning to Mumbai in 2018, from November 15 to 18 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference and expo unites the key players involved in greening India’s built environment, including architects, engineers, interior designers, business leaders and government officials.

Below, we've rounded up the top five questions about the event. Looking for more? Check out our website's FAQ section.


LEED On: Sierra ODC [video]

With climate change endangering planet Earth, resource-efficient green buildings are providing an important counterbalance. One structure that has significantly raised building sustainability standards is the headquarters for software developer Sierra ODC. Located in the south Indian city of Coimbatore, Sierra’s innovative office space has achieved the world’s second highest LEED certification score, earning 103 of a possible 110 points.


U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 States for LEED in India

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.


EDGE helps industry stakeholders achieve their energy goals

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.