Green building certification

LEED Certification of Building 7A/7B

LEED certification first became a goal of the  DLF group for its commercial and retail buildings in early 2011. The DLF group contracted with Firstgreen Consulting to provide the guidance needed to meet the LEED-EBOM certification at the Platinum certification level. Firstgreen Consulting provided consulting services to update all plans, policies, audits, and best practices to meet the current rating system. Building 7A & 7B, Platinum Certified are spread across an area of 0.43 mn sq. ft. Building 7B is a built-to-suit office space developed for RBS. The buildings are ideally located on National Highway-8, and are a part of DLF Cybercity, which is in close proximity to the International and domestic Airports and well connected to South, Central & West Delhi through National Highway – 8 & the Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road. The buildings are EBOM, constructed and maintained by DLF. The LEED EBOM implementation process  planted  in October 2016. The  project had three month performance period from April 2018 to June 2018 for all credits.

94Energy Star Rating

The entire facility has used Energy Star rated Equipments in order to reduce energy demand.

33%Indoor water use reduction

All water fixtures installed in the building are low water consumption.

100%Carbon footprint offset

DLF has done carbon offset by carbon credits to achieve 100% carbon offset for this building

Building overview

Key Project information

Project Title: Building

Building Type: Office: Mixed-Use

Building Size: 438840 sq ft

LEED Status: LEED for Existing Buildings O&M- Platinum


Strategies & results

  • Achieved an Energy Star Score of 94 through increased energy efficient practices.
  • Reduced 33.1% of water use through the installation of low flow fixture and dual flush system.
  • Maintains the green area with adaptive plantings covering 22% of the site area and manage 100 % storm water at the site.
  • GHG emission intensity has also aimed to reduce by 4.2% with the implementation of energy saving measures.
  • Automatically controlled Light Fixtures are used to turn off during after-hour periods.
  • All the lighting fixtures in the building are LED fixtures and no fixture containing mercury is installed in the building.
  • Green Cleaning - Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials Purchased
  • 100 % offsite renewable energy used
  • 54.1% occupant waste diverted from landfill
  • 32.7% of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials are Used

Procedure for LEED CErtification


Registration with USGBC

The building is registered with USGBC green building certification portal


Data collection during the performance period

The building data is collected during the performance period related to energy, water, IEQ, Material, and waste management


Review of documentation by USGBC

USGBC closely review all the documentation and the credits are awarded as per their norms.


Final certification

Once all the review replies are satisfied by the USGBC review team, the building is awarded appropriate certification based on the credits approved. 

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