LEED certification first became a goal of the DLF group for its commercial and retail buildings in early 2011. DLF group hired Firstgreen Consulting to perform gap analysis for all its buildings and it was realized that most of the DLF group buildings were well-positioned to earn LEED Platinum Certification. DLF Emporio is located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The building is of 304,000 Sq Ft , including G+3 retail Level, cafeteria and multiplexes. The Firstgreen Consulting as the green building consultant. The LEED EBOM implementation process planted in April 2019. The project had three month performance period from May 2019 to July 2019 for all credits.
Key Project information
Project Title: DLF EMPORIO
Building Type: Retail
Building Size: 304,000 Sq Ft
LEED Status: LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance- Platinum
Exemplary performance innovation credit achieved 100% underground Parking, 43% reduction in Indoor water use, 100% recycling of durable goods, no mercury containing lamp installed at site.
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.
Once all the review replies are satisfied by the USGBC review team, the building is awarded appropriate certification based on the credits approved.