US green building body to support LEED in India

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on June 05, 2014 Published on June 05, 2014

Country ranked third in terms of LEED-certified space

The US Green Building Council is expanding its support for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the popular global green building programme, in India. “The uptake of LEED across the globe has been extraordinary,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and founding chair, USGBC.

“Because LEED buildings save energy, water and precious resources, they are our first line of defence in the worldwide fight to slow the impacts of climate change and promote wellness. The multinational architectural, engineering and construction companies that are leading the building boom around the world were early adopters in the US. And they are now applying its principles and benefits in more than 150 countries,” he said in a statement.

Widely-used system

India ranks third for the most LEED-certified space globally, with nearly 12 million square metres, according to a report released by the Council.

The LEED system is the most widely used rating system guiding the design, construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings.

Project teams in more than 150 countries have implemented this to create structures that cut greenhouse gas emissions and lower utility bills for building owners through reduced energy and water use.

Published on June 05, 2014
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