USP India's LEED v4.1 O+M certified headquarters leads the way on sustainability and health

Published on: 
6 May 2019
Author: 
Tejal Chottai

When it comes to establishing guidelines and setting quality reference standards for medicines around the world, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is leading the way. USP is committed to improving global health through public standards and programs that help ensure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods. So it’s no surprise that when USP sought to extend its commitment to health and wellness to their own corporate architecture, they pursued their vision using LEED, the world’s premier framework for sustainable and healthy building.

Recently USP India opened the world’s first LEED v4.1 O+M building in Hyderabad. Spread over 4 acres of natural green habitat, the campus makes extensive use of architectural glass to ensure maximum daylight, while minimizing heat gain or loss. Energy efficiency is further enhanced through the use of solar panels and LED fixtures. In addition to reducing energy use, 100% of the company’s waste is diverted through authorised agencies and water is conserved using rainwater harvesting, low-flow fixtures and meters to monitor consumption.

The LEED Gold certified building is also using the Arc performance platform to benchmark and monitors its overall performance. Arc provides solutions to achieve green building certification, measure project performance, manage portfolios and transform cities. LEED-certified buildings can use the platform for free to measure and improve their performance across five categories (energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience). Watch the video below to learn more about how USP India is using LEED and Arc to benchmark their performance, quantify the impact they are making and promote public health.