Commerzone – Building no. 8 gets USGBC Gold LEED Rating

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Commerzone, Pune is awarded a 67 point rating

Pune, April 27th, 2017: K Raheja Corp, India’s leading real estate developer has received LEED Core and Shell Gold rating, for their commercial business park Commerzone in Pune. The globally recognized U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Company a total of 67 points in various LEED green building categories including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, along with innovation in designs.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K Raheja Corp, said “Our endless contribution towards green initiatives reaffirms our commitment towards the same. This recognition by USGBC, especially for our commercial property showcases to our clients, employees, and peer groups that we will continue to incorporate green features in all aspects of our projects; both interior and exterior. As, this helps save energy, costs, environment, and benefits the society in the long run.”

K Raheja Corp properties have been the recipient of many other LEED and IGBC certifications in the pastfor their dedicated efforts in supporting the environment- friendly cause. This is reflected by the extensive footprint with a total 4.07 cr sq.ft. that includes 22 Commercial Projects (Commercial Office & Hotels) – certified as Gold by LEED, 23 Commercial Projects (Commercial Office & Hotels) – certified by LEED; 5 Commercial (commercial office & a mall) are pre-certified, 6 residential projects are certified, and 5 residential projects are pre-certified by IGBC green homes.

The Company has always been ahead of the curve in the green development sector. Apart from its eco-friendly constructions, K Raheja Corp is committed to developing large green expanses like Mindspace Hyderabad, Mindspace Airoli, Vivarea Mumbai among others.  With its buildings certified in the categories of Gold and Platinum, it has been recognized with awards across prestigious forums like the ‘Sustainable Building Award – 2016’, United Kingdom, Green Apple Award, United Kingdom, ‘Outstanding Contribution for Green Building Footprint in India – GreenCo Summit’; ‘Best Environmental Excellence Global CSR Award 2012’ – at Philippines; ‘Africa Sustainability Awards’; ‘Green Mind CSR Award at Lebanon’ and many more.