K Raheja Corp’s Commercial Business leads the way with Green Building LEED certification

THE HANS INDIA |   May 17,2018 , 05:43 PM IST

K Raheja Corp’s Commercial Business leads the way with Green Building LEED certification
K Raheja Corp’s Commercial Business leads the way with Green Building LEED certification

K Raheja Corp, one of India’s leading real estate conglomerates has been ahead of the curve in building sustainable edifices, and have pioneered the industries’ responsibility towards contributing to a green society. Under a recent list released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India is ranked third for the most sustainable spaces in the world, and K Raheja Corp contributes to a significant 11.42 million sq.ft., a noteworthy share of the total green commercial office space.

Over the years, Mr. Chandru Raheja owned K Raheja Corp, has successfully executed 29 commercial LEED-certified buildings across the country, with a substantial 3.89 million sq. ft. coming from its  commercial green building registered with LEED. Through its relentless effort, and its buildings certified in the categories of Gold and Platinum, it has been recognized with awards across prestigious forums like the ‘Sustainable Building Award – 2016’, United Kingdom, Green Apple Award, United Kingdom, ‘Outstanding Contribution for Green Building Footprint in India – Green Co Summit’, ‘Africa Sustainability Awards’ and ‘The Ingersoll Rand International Energy Efficiency Leader Award’.

The group’s chairman Chandru Raheja also expressed the need of green buildings in the expanding real estate landscape in Mumbai. Chandru Raheja is an active proponent in the green space, and also has fortified K Raheja Corp’s commitment to green buildings and sustainable structures. Under his tutelage, K Raheja has contributed significantly in creating and promoting sustainable spaces in commercial real estate in the group’s different sectors.

Corroborating the commitment to green, Mr. Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K Raheja Corp said “The idea of encouraging sustainability, green building concepts has taken the front foot in the Real Estate industry.  To be ranked third just behind China and Canada speaks volume of where India is with respect to green building and sustainability. K Raheja Corp's contribution is part of the commitment made in 2007 to developing green buildings, and ever since we have meticulously created best practices to ensure least carbon footprint.”

The work of innovative building projects such as K Raheja Corp's  is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way buildings are built, design and operated,” said P. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director - APAC and Middle East market, GBCI (Green Business Certification Institute). “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while prioritizing sustainable practices. Because of K Raheja Corp, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to our goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to come.

 Break up:

 Commercial LEED (by USGBC)

Nos 

Bua(sft) 

Completed / Certified as on date

29

1,14,21,142 ft2

Pre Certified 

6

43,53,172 ft2

Ongoing 

39

2,31,29,986 ft2

Total 

74 

3,89,04,300 ft2

About K RAHEJA CORP

K Raheja Corp is a success story spanning six decades and stands today as one of India’s leading developers, having pioneered the concepts of self-contained townships and commercial business districts in the country. Premeditating the changes in the industry, the Company continually crafts state-of-the-art spaces to meet the ever-changing demands of the market. With business diversified across realty, hospitality retail and malls, K Raheja Corp has extensive acumen in all sectors of development.

From exquisite residences to adaptive workplaces, skilfully created hotels and convention centres, to extensive retail destinations, the Company has made a significant impact on the evolution of modern-day living. K Raheja Corp delivers aspirational spaces with distinct characteristics and attributes, making each of its offerings inimitable



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