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LEED spans 833 mn sq. ft. of ‘green building’ space in India

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) comprises 833 million square feet of green building space in India.
The announcement was made at a recent summit hosted by The Energy Resource Center’s (TERI) where USGBC’s President and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi and its COO, Mahesh Ramanujam, spoke.
The summit was centred on how businesses will lead India’s energy, water and food security. Because LEED-certified buildings are part of the solution for energy savings, carbon mitigation and water conservation, LEED featured throughout the program, including a speech from USGBC’s Fedrizzi.
According to USGBC’s recently released ‘LEED in Motion: India’ report, nine out of 10 industry senior executives in India anticipate LEED-related work to increase between now and 2019. Indian companies are using LEED to save energy, water and other precious resources.
“Companies such as Infosys, Tata and the Delhi Metro are active and engaged LEED users that are seeing a real impact from LEED,” said USGBC’s Ramanujam.
A recent survey found that 87 per cent of green building professionals across the country believe the number of LEED projects in India will expand rapidly in the immediate future.

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