India: LEED certification awarded to 800 million sq ft of green building

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The US Green Building Council (USGBC) today said that 833 million sq ft of green building space in India is LEED-certified.
USGBC’s LEED green building certification system is the world’s foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. Every day, 1.7 million sq ft of space is certified using LEED.

“…Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) comprises 833 million square feet of green building space in India,” USGBC said in a statement.

This announcement was made recently at a summit organised TERI, where USGBC’s President & Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi and its COO Mahesh Ramanujam also spoke.

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.

Source: The Economic Times

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