• Smart Cities should aim at enhancing quality of urban life continue reading
  • Ecoconstruction India Spring issue continue reading
  • Otis launches a new elevator that is simpler to install, sustainable to operate, and is powered by a battery when the power fails continue reading
  • All new construction from CPWD will be 3 star GRIHA compliant continue reading
  • Green Building accelerates globally through economic downturn, according to new McGraw-Hill Construction Study continue reading



Group 10 Certifies First LEED Version 4 Project in India

Group 10 Technologies, a global technology and business consulting firm, announced that its new office space in Gurgaon has been certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold under LEED v4, the newest version of the  globally used LEED green building rating system. The project is also the first LEED v4 certified project in India.

“When we set out to build our new interior office space, we wanted to design a space that could give back to the environment,” said Manmohan Singh, Managing Director, Group 10. “LEED gave us the framework to create a space that is using less water and fewer natural resources and saving energy and providing a healthy indoor environment for our employees. And because LEED is recognized around the globe, we wanted to raise the bar and earn the new LEED v4 certification.”

The LEED Gold project is located in a high density area with access to more than 10 basic amenities including restaurants, school, parks, banks, a temple, pharmacy, grocery store, beauty salon and shopping malls. There is access to various public transit options including Delhi Metro and DTC bus lines.

“Group 10 Technologies is to be commended for its LEED certification,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “Earning LEED v4 certification sets this project apart; it will serve as a model of green building not only in the community but for its staff and visitors who are using the space every day.” 

The project team also focused on conserving water and used low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce potable water consumption by 28 percent. And with the use of daylight and occupancy sensors, the lighting power consumption was reduced by more than 30 percent, compared to when using conventional light fixtures. Over 45 percent of the lighting controls have daylight sensors and over 60 percent of the lighting controls have occupancy sensors installed.