Indian complex earns LEED platinum certification
Godrej BKC, the commercial project in Mumbai, for Godrej Properties Limited (GPL), one of India's leading real estate developers, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification.
With the achievement, Godrej BKC becomes the only multi-occupant building in BKC, Mumbai's new commercial center, to be certified LEED platinum, according to a press release. LEED platinum certification is globally recognized as the highest rating for sustainable buildings.
At 1.3 million square feet, Godrej BKC is one of the largest luxury commercial projects in Mumbai. The building received its occupation certificate in May 2016 and has several marquee tenants.
Continuing with the Godrej Group's legacy of environmental leadership, the development aspires to be among the most sustainable in the world, the release said. Cutting-edge sustainability features throughout the building design ensures that energy requirements are minimized and water is conserved.
Godrej Properties collaborated with several of the world's most renowned architects and engineering consultants to design this project. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), a leading architectural firm that has designed many outstanding developments across the world, including the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Freedom Tower in New York.
"Commitment to sustainability is a key tenet of our company's vision and for this important project we wanted to ensure the absolute highest level of sustainability, which will limit the building's environmental footprint and will offer all tenants high quality space with reduced energy and water requirements,” said Pirojsha Godrej, managing director and CEO of Godrej Properties. “We will do our best to deliver many more milestones in our sustainable development journey."
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