Highlights of Greenbuild India 2018 [video]

The second Greenbuild India Conference and Expo, held in Mumbai in 2018, was an unprecedented success. Following the theme of an intersection of "Human x Nature," the event, organized in partnership with USGBC and ABEC, witnessed a stellar lineup of industry leaders, speakers, green building professionals, stakeholders and a large number of attendees.


PEER Policy Brief: India

India is witnessing rapid economic and industrial growth, with the IMF projecting a 7.8 percent increase in GDP in 2019. To achieve this growth, it is important that the country considers how its power infrastructure will handle the anticipated demand increase.

Important government programs, including UJALA and others, have been introduced, but system stressors related to transmission and distribution inefficiencies, as well as grid resilience, are some of the challenges the Indian power sector will need to address.


GBCI and Tata Power–DDL collaborate on smart grid technologies

GBCI India and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power–DDL), India’s leading power distribution company serving the national capital, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership to promote, implement and accelerate the uptake of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in India, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Mili Majumdar, managing director of GBCI India and Sanjay Kumar Banga, CEO of Tata Power–DDL signed the MOU on Sept.


EDGE helps drive the green building market in India

"A green revolution is on its way, thanks to rising energy consciousness, new standards and improved technology,” writes The Construction Times of India in a December 2018 article, "Green Is the Smart Color for the Construction Industry." The magazine takes a close look at the solutions that are helping to drive India’s green building market, which is estimated to double by 2022 to as much as $50 billion, reaching a potential $1.4 trillion by 2030


Infographic: The 2018 Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED

USGBC’s annual list of the Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED is out. Around the world, LEED is helping companies and communities create healthier, more sustainable spaces. This year's leaders represent nearly 7,800 certified buildings and more than 210 million gross square meters of space.


Applying PEER in India: Setting a benchmark for sustainable energy performance

The energy sector in India has adopted transformative initiatives and reforms to encourage equitable and efficient energy generation and supply. Initiatives that have delivered positive results so far have focused on addressing transmission and distribution losses, reviving debt-hit distribution companies, delivering clean and green power efficiently and recognizing performance measurement of designated consumers.


USGBC Opens Registration for LEED v4.1 for New Construction and Interior Spaces

Newest version of LEED green building program helps improve energy performance and emphasizes human health and integrative building design

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (January 22, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.


World green building trends in 2018: Spotlight on India

India is expected to see a surge of green building, with nearly 55 percent of all projects likely pursuing green by 2021, according to a new report from Dodge Data and Analytics. This percentage has nearly doubled since the last report, published in 2015. USGBC was a contributing partner in this report, which shows the continued growth of green building worldwide.