Shairu Gems Factory Receives ‘LEED Gold’ Status

The Indian Green Building Council awarded Shairu Gems’ new diamond factory “LEED Gold status.” The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally-recognized rating system for the design and construction of energy-efficient and high-performing buildings.

Located in Surat, Shairu Gems’ building is the first and currently the only diamond factory that has attained such recognition. This demonstrates the commitment of Shairu Gems’ management toward sustainable development and corporate responsibility.

The certification of Shairu Gems’ diamond factory was based on green design and construction features that non-exhaustively included the following:

– Energy efficient building structure planning, such that 90 percent of the space has access to outdoor views and daylight, or a green facade of creepers to reduce heat of outer walls;
– Use of eco-friendly construction materials, such as: maximum use of energy-efficient materials, materials with recycled content, or local materials that reduce their carbon footprint;
– Water resource conservation, such as: provision of rainwater recharging pits, on-site organic treatment plant for sewage water, or instillation of water efficient fixtures; and
– Optimization in energy consumption, such as: maximum use of energy efficient equipment, installation of a solar plant with photovoltaic systems, or use of LED and CFL lights.

About Shairu Gems
Established in 1976, Shairu Gems is a leading polished diamond supplier headquartered in Mumbai with manufacturing operations centrally located in the world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing center of Surat, India. The company employs more than 2,000 employees across a global footprint that covers the traditional markets of the U.S. and Europe, as well the fastest growing regions of India, Middle East and Far East Asia. Shairu Gems has been a De Beers sightholder since 2007.

About LEED Certification
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized rating system for the design and construction of energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within six categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design.

 

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