Green building certification

LEED Certification of DLF Cybercity Chennai

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. DLF Cybercity Chennai, a LEED Platinum certified project, is a unique multi-block ( 1A, 1B, 1C, 3, 4, 5 & 7 ) development that combines form and functionality with a perfect blend of work and leisure. The project is built aligning with the requirement of a new age corporate address and is fully operational and occupied. It is the largest operational IT SEZ in Southern India that is spread over with 5.68 mn sq. ft. of workspace, operational and occupied by top Indian & International IT/ITeS companies. The building is EBOM, constructed and maintained by DLF. The LEED EBOM implementation process  planted  in June 2015. The  project has acheieved 92 Energy Star Score.

92Energy Star Rating

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

32%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: DLF Cybercity Chennai

Building Type: Office: Mixed-Use

Building Size: 5680000 sq ft.

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


Strategies & results

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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