By US Green Building Council (USGBC)
India’s Only Commercial Real Estate Entity To Have 31 Office buildings and Country’s Largest Mall constituting to 10.7 Mn Sq. Ft. LEED Platinum & 17.8 Mn Sq. Ft. LEED Gold Certifications
New Delhi, 23 November 2017: DLF Rental Business has received the prestigious 2017 Greenbuild Leadership award by US Green Building Council acknowledging “DLF’s leadership and exceptional contribution towards the green building movement through sustainability of design and integration of energy & environment conservation practices.” This award recognizes organizations at the forefront of the green initiatives making significant contributions to enhance environment and improve quality of life. Having the maximum number of LEED Certified buildings in the country constituting more than 10 Mn sq. ft. of LEED Platinum certified space, the award was presented at the inaugural Greenbuild India Conference in Mumbai.
Speaking on this, Sriram Khattar, Managing Director, DLF Rental Business, said, “This is a moment of pride for DLF Rental Business. We are honored to have received the 2017 Greenbuild Leadership award by the globally recognised authority in sustainability, US Green Building Council. ”
“Being a responsible commercial real estate organization environment sensitivity and the importance of sustainability are paramount to us. The adoption of these practices not only creates healthier and more productive workplaces but also reduce the operating costs for our clients while protecting the environment at large. We shall continue to raise the bar in creating and maintaining sustainable work environments to ensure our entire portfolio achieves the highest certification of LEED Platinum.”, he further added.
2017 Greenbuild Leadership recognition is a testimony of DLF’s steadfast commitment towards sustainability and conservation. Furthermore, this is an indicator of the fact that the projects which are LEED Platinum Certified address very serious and important challenges like creating infrastructure that supports sustainable development without depletion of natural resources and at the same time resulting in operational efficiency for the tenants.
About DLF Offices:
DLF is the preferred IT workspace developer for Fortune 500 and Top IT/ITES Companies like IBM, Accenture, Barclays, TCS, Google, Genpact, GE, Citibank, Cognizant. Today, DLF boasts of satisfied IT/ITES clients operating their Global back offices, Off-shoring centers, R&D centers in our 27 million sq ft of workspaces spread over key locations like New Delhi, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chandigarh.
DLF’s IT Parks / IT SEZs and office complexes are at par with the biggest and the best of the world, reflecting the best of engineering, development, construction practices and maintenance of the new generation workplaces. DLF, the largest real estate company in India, has always met its clients’ business needs and requirements on time through its construction capabilities, deliverables and facility maintenance standards. With approximately 15,000,000 sq. ft. of IT / ITES SEZ operational space and with our PAN India SEZ development plan, we are en route building an upgraded India.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) is a green building certification programme that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The LEED for Existing Buildings:
Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Rating System provides a road map for property managers, portfolio managers, and service providers who wish to drive down operating costs while increasing
occupants’ productivity in an environmentally responsible manner. O&M Rating System addresses building exterior and site maintenance programs, efficient and optimized use of energy and water, the purchase of environmentally preferred products and food, waste stream management and ongoing indoor environmental quality. To achieve LEED certification, building must meet all prerequisites in the Rating System. Platinum certification is the highest LEED designation. It also sums up the design features that optimize all important parameters as mentioned above.