Firstgreen achieves LEED Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for DLF Cybercity Chennai
DLF Cybercity Chennai, a majorand established IT SEZ in Chennai, has been awarded ‘LEED Platinum Certification’ for all 9 Office Buildings under the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Rating System by the US Green Building Council. It is the first office building in India of this size has been awarded Platinum certification by USGBC. Firstgreen Consulting provided the LEED certification consulting to this project.
With this, Firstgreen consulting has got the LEED certification for DLF’s 26 office buildings, including 12 buildings in Gurgaon, totaling 5.65 million sqft of area under Platinum Certification and 16.61 million sqft of area under Gold Certification.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) is a green building certification programme that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations &Maintenance (O&M) Rating System provides a road map for property managers, portfolio managers, and service providers who wish to drive down operating costs while increasing occupants’ productivity in an environmentally responsible manner. O&M Rating System addresses building exterior and site maintenance programs, efficient and optimized use of energy and water, the purchase of environmentally preferred products and food, waste stream management and ongoing indoor environmental quality. To achieve LEED certification, building must meet all prerequisites in the Rating System. Platinum certification is the highest LEED designation. It also sums up the design features that optimize all important parameters as mentioned above.
First of its kind platinum certification by Firstgreen consulting
DLF Cybercity, Chennai is a unique multi-block development set in a large landscaped campus of over 44 acres. The masterpiece office development combines form and functionality, and a perfect blend of work and leisure. 5.65 Million Sq. ft of the project is already operational whose clientele includes companies like IBM, Accenture, Cognizant, TCS, CSC, Symentec, CGI, Barclays, L&T Infotech, E&Y, BNY Mellon, SocieteGenerale, NTTD Data, Capgemini, Mphasis.