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Greenbuild Leadership Award Recipients Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Green Building in India

Eight organizations to be honored at inaugural Greenbuild India Conference and Exposition

MUMBAI – (October 12, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building program, announced eight organizations are receiving the 2017 Greenbuild Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented for the first time in India as part of the inauguralGreenbuild India Conference and Expo. The awards ceremony will take place at the conference in Mumbai on Nov. 3.

The Greenbuild Leadership Awards recognize exceptional organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. It acknowledges contributions to India and the green building community that work to enhance environmental performance and improve quality of life.

“The Greenbuild Leadership Award recipients are raising the bar when it comes to creating healthier, more sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization that certifies all LEED projects globally. “As India continues to drive green growth, these leaders are encouraging the adoption of green practices that improve the health and wellbeing of our communities and it is an honor to recognize their efforts at Greenbuild India.”

This year’s 2017 Greenbuild India Leadership Award recipients include:

· Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) is the premier partner in developing LEED v4 O+M: Transit and owner of the world’s first existing building project to earn LEED certification using the online performance platform, Arc.

· DLF Ltd. is one of the largest realty organizations in India and has certified more than 10 million square feet of LEED Platinum operating buildings.

· Infosys Ltd. is the owner of the world’s largest LEED Platinum campus and one of the largest occupiers of LEED Platinum space in India. The company has also committed to becoming carbon neutral.

· ITC Hotels is emulating ITC’s commitment to green buildings and started its journey with the ITC Green Centre as the world’s largest LEED Platinum building in 2004. Today, 12 of ITC’s hotels are certified LEED Platinum and all upcoming hotel projects reinforce the organization’s commitment to green building, as a demonstration of its endeavors to deliver a best-in-class experience for guests, employees and the community.

· K. Raheja Corp., with a legacy of six decades and one of India’s leading developers, has been a torchbearer for the green initiative in Indian real estate. Through the adoption of LEED and other green initiatives, the company is making a positive impact on its tenants, employees and larger business community by delivering the highest quality buildings.

· En3 Sustainability Solutionsis a USGBC education partner and LEED Proven Provider for LEED Building Design and Construction in India. En3 has more than 300 LEED-certified projects, delivered India’s first net zero energy building, first carbon neutral project and first WELL building project.

· Environmental Design Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (EDS) is a premier service provider, a USGBC education partner and a LEED Proven Provider for the LEED Commercial Interiors rating system. EDS has worked on more than 300 LEED-certified and pre-certified projects.

· LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services (I) Pvt Ltd is a premier service provider of LEED in India with close to 200 LEED projects and is committed to supporting the Smart Cities initiative, which aims to drive economic growth and advance the quality of life for inhabitants across India.

Greenbuild India, presented by USGBC and ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences, takes place at the Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO) in Mumbai. The conference runs from Nov. 2-3 with the expo running until Nov.5. Attendees will get an in-depth look at LEED v4 and GBCI’s suite of rating systems that help drive the adoption of green practices across all levels of business. The event serves as a forum for the green building community to unite, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. To register for Greenbuild India 2017, visit greenbuild.usgbc.org/india, follow @GBCI_India and use hashtag #GreenbuildIndia to join the conversation on social media.

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