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

Published on: 
30 Apr 2018
Author: 
Joe Crea

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.

Top 10 states in India for LEED

“India continues to be a leader in the green building movement and the states listed here have shown exceptional leadership and dedication to creating a more sustainable built environment,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC and GBCI. “India has seen robust growth in the number of green buildings certified under LEED across all sectors. The leaders, policymakers and developers in India are all working toward a common goal of sustainability. We hope this list encourages the use of LEED and sustainable practices in more states across the country while driving enthusiasm amongst leaders to be a part of this change.”

LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water, save money for families, businesses and communities, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier environment for occupants and the community at large.

From the states mapped, Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Delhi. The detailed rankings are listed below: 

Rank

State

Number of projects

Certified Gross Square Footage (GSF) in millions

1

Tamil Nadu

118

49,153,982

2

Maharashtra

205

36,749,005

3

Karnataka

149

35,600,317

4

Haryana

79

30,927,777

5

Delhi

40

23,873,246

6

Telangana

57

19,440,874

7

Uttar Pradesh

47

11,184,070

8

West Bengal

21

10,948,316

9

Gujarat

25

3,210,632

10

Punjab

10

2,038,562

USGBC's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. More than 93,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial LEED rating systems, comprising more than 19.8 billion square feet of construction space in 167 countries and territories. In addition, more than 1.6 million are registered or certified with LEED. Learn more about LEED and review the Foundations of LEED development process.

The Top 10 States for LEED were announced at the Greenbuild India 2018 cultivation event at the J.W. Marriott Sahar. Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference and expo platform, is coming to Mumbai Nov. 15–18, 2018. Learn more about Greenbuild India.