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DLF rental arm DCCDL awarded US Green Building Council’s LEED Zero Water Certification


Gurugram, December 06, 2021: DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd (DCCDL) the rental arm of DLF Ltd – India’s leading real-estate company, has been awarded the USGBC’S LEED Zero Water Certification which is certified  by Green Business Certification Inc.

A press release issued by the company says that, in India, DCCDL is now the first commercial developer and the largest globally to achieve LEED Zero Water for Cybercity, Gurugram.  DCCDL is now the world’s first project owner to exceed one million LEED Zero certified gross square feet of space. This also makes DCCDL the global leader in LEED Zero Water.

LEED Zero Water Certification recognizes buildings that achieve a potable water use balance of zero over a period of 12 months. LEED Zero verifies the achievement of net zero goals and signals market leadership in the built environment. As the built-environment continues to raise standards for a regenerative future, LEED Zero is becoming the new goal for many buildings, communities and cities across the globe.


“The LEED Zero Water certification bestowed on DCCDL – has elevated us to the global leaderboard for environment and sustainability practices. It is an honour for the country and DCCDL as we continue to build world class assets which are environmently friendly and sustainable. This certification is given after achieving LEED Platinium Rating by the US Green Business Council. This reiterates our commitment to our stakeholders and the eco system we operate in,” said Sriram Khattar, Managing Director, Rental Business, DLF.

“Our Engineering and Technical teams are committed to water conservation. We have been implementing innovative solutions to reduce the usage of freshwater by implementing water-efficient technologies which , maximises usage of recycled water and also generates alternative sources of water. LEED Zero Water is a testament to DCCDL’s commitment to net zero goals and we are working towards getting the remaining part of our portfolio certified also”, said Gautam Dey, Executive Director, Engineering.

‘’LEED Zero Water Certification is yet another milestone for DLF in terms of their commitments to net zero goals and also distinguish them from their peers. LEED Zero water certification validates DLF’s position as a global leader and a responsible organisation in its commitment towards sustainability and


water conservation”, added Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director – GBCI-Southeast Asia & Middle East, GBCI .

About DCCDL Ltd:

DLF Group has 215 msf (approx.) of development potential across residential and commercial segment. The group has an annuity portfolio of over 36 msf. DLF is primarily engaged in the business of development and sale of residential properties (the “Development Business”) and the development and leasing of commercial and retail properties (the “Annuity Business”).

GRESB an international organisation which provides transparent environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to financial markets has recognised DLF and DCCDL as Regional Sector Leaders for their developments across the office space. DLF & DCCDL have achieved the highest ranking of 5 Star rating.

DCCDL – the rental arm of DLF Ltd has a commercial portfolio of ~34 million sq. ft. which is US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Platinum certified and has also received 16 Swords of Honour — by British Safety Council 2020 — The highest number received by any company globally in a single year.


About U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide.

About GBCI:

GBCI is the premier organization which  exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

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