DLF Cybercity Chennai, a majorand established IT SEZ in Chennai, has been awarded ‘LEED Platinum Certification’ for all 9 Office Buildings under the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Rating System by the US Green Building Council.
With this, DLF’s 26 office buildings, including 12 buildings in Gurgaon, have been certified with LEED certification, totaling 5.65 million sqft of area under Platinum Certification and 16.61 million sqft of area under Gold Certification.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) is a green building certification programme that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations &Maintenance (O&M) Rating System provides a road map for property managers, portfolio managers, and service providers who wish to drive down operating costs while increasing occupants’ productivity in an environmentally responsible manner. O&M Rating System addresses building exterior and site maintenance programs, efficient and optimized use of energy and water, the purchase of environmentally preferred products and food, waste stream management and ongoing indoor environmental quality. To achieve LEED certification, building must meet all prerequisites in the Rating System. Platinum certification is the highest LEED designation. It also sums up the design features that optimize all important parameters as mentioned above.
Speaking on this, Mr. SriramKhattar, CEO of DLF’s Rental Business, said, “We are truly humbled to achieve the highest LEED Platinum level certification for all our buildings in DLF Cybercity, Chennai.DLF Cybercity is a testament of our commitment towards creating healthier and more productive workplaces, firmly focused on reducing both operating costs and the impact on the environment. Centralized core design for maximum efficiency, recreational green OXY Zone, excellent natural light penetration, and dedicated safety measures are few of the features that helped us achieve this prestigious Platinum rating.”
He further added, “We chose the LEED rating system also as a guide to making DLF Cybercity, Chennai green and fulfill all set parameters, and then use the certification process as a test of our success. We shall continue to raise the bar for maintaining a sustainable work environment and would strive to conserve key natural resources like water and electricity.”
DLF Cybercity, Chennai is a unique multi-block development set in a large landscaped campus of over 44 acres. The masterpiece office development combines form and functionality, and a perfect blend of work and leisure. 5.65 Million Sq. ft of the project is already operational whose clientele includes companies like IBM, Accenture, Cognizant, TCS, CSC, Symentec, CGI, Barclays, L&T Infotech, E&Y, BNY Mellon, SocieteGenerale, NTTD Data, Capgemini, Mphasis.
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