Pune, 22nd November 2022: According to Knight Frank India, Pune recorded an addition of 51,26,122 sq ft of gross floor area from 23 new LEED certified buildings during 10M CY2022 (January to October 2022). Out of the new LEED certified buildings, 19 were Platinum and 4 were Gold during the Jan to Oct 2022 period.
LEED CERTIFIED SPACE IN PUNE
|YEAR||Gross Floor Area|
|Jan to Oct 2022||51,26,122|
|2005 to Oct 2022||4,48,77,878|
During the year 2021, Pune recorded 16,88,118 sq ft of gross floor area of LEED certified buildings. Whereas only in the ten months of CY2022, the city has showcased a significant growth of above 200% in the gross floor area under new LEED certified buildings over the entire year of 2021. Compared to the pre-pandemic year of 2019, the city has witnessed a massive growth of over 250% so far in 2022.
Correspondingly, the city recorded 4,48,77,878 sq ft of gross floor area from 201 LEED certified buildings since 2005 till Oct 2022.
LEED CERTIFIED BUILDINGS SINCE 2019
|YEAR||No of Bldg added||Certification Level|
|2019||14||7 – GOLD
7 – PLATINUM
|2020||8||7 – GOLD
1 – SILVER
|2021||10||10 – GOLD|
|2022||23||19 – PLATINUM
4 – GOLD
On the aspect of India level findings, the gross floor area of LEED certified buildings across the prime 7 cities (NCR, Bengaluru, MMR, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata) was recorded at 3,95,39,770 sq ft during the January to October 2022 period. 137 new buildings were certified across these 7 Indian cities. On the aspect of LEED Certification levels, the 7 prime cities recorded 82 Platinum certified buildings, 49 Gold certified buildings and 4 Silver certified buildings during the Jan to Oct 2022 period.
Highlighting the importance of LEED Certification of buildings, Ms. Sujatha Ganapathy – Vice President – Sustainability and Well Standard Business at Knight Frank India said, “Sustainable architecture and green buildings meeting the needs of a balanced ecology is an emerging and on-demand trend in the Indian and global real estate landscape. As the collective consciousness of the global population leans more and more towards environment-first and socially responsible companies, Indian corporates are also being compelled to respond to the growing attention and trend in non-financial reporting and performance. Investors are keen to assist socially and ecologically conscious businesses in India.”