K Raheja Corp achieves LEED Gold Rating by USGBC for Mindspace Madhapur
K Raheja Corp, one of India’s leading real estate conglomerates is proud to announce a respectable Gold rating certification for Building 12 A in their commercial business park Mindspace at Madhapur in Hyderabad, from the esteemed U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Building 12 A at Mindspace – Madhapur was recognized for its sustainable practices and solutions and earned 69 points. These practices included shuttle services and electric charging stations for e-vehicles, preferred parking spaces for carpool vehicles, rainwater management, high solar reflective index roof and 100% covered parking, high performance glazing, renewable energy generation through on-site solar PV panels, reuse and recycling of wastewater, use of Low VOC paints, adhesives and sealants, and outdoor air provision as per ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards.
K Raheja Corp is ahead of the curve with its green practices at the Mindspace Business Park in Madhapur, Hyderabad. They endeavor to educate the occupants and visitors about the green features implemented in the project through awareness sessions and tours of the site. They also have energy and water meters installed to map consumption and ensure optimum utilization and savings, for better planning and usage. Sustainability efforts have resulted in building 12 A recording water savings of 63.4% and energy savings of 18.6%.
Spread across 110 acres with 21% landscape cover and 3500 trees planted across the campus, Mindspace Business Park at Madhapur supports the Green Building movement in India. Mindspace Madhapur is the first Commercial Business Park in Hyderabad to also be certified with an IGBC Gold rating, earlier this year. The campus comprises of 21 commercial buildings spread across 10 mn sq.ft built up area, with over 80,000 occupants.
Commenting on the rating, Mr. Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K Raheja Corp, said, “Green projects form the foundation of a clean environment and encourage healthy spaces. At K Raheja Corp, we have been meticulously including measures to implement best sustainable practices across all our residential and commercial projects. This recognition by the esteemed USGBC is a testimony to our efforts and a huge encouragement to the team. We will continue to provide our clients with a sustainable environment that is not just safe, but healthy too which would benefit the society at large.”
K Raheja Corp’s properties have been the recipient of several key LEED and IGBC certifications in the past for their dedicated efforts in supporting the environment-friendly cause. 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 13.21 million sq.ft., a noteworthy share of the total green commercial office space.
Pioneering the industries’ responsibility towards contributing to a green society, K Raheja Corp signed a memorandum of understanding with the CII-Green Building Council to construct green buildings, back in 2007. Since then the Company is committed to eco-friendly constructions in both commercial and residential spaces resulting in developing large green expanses across the country like Mindspace, Madhapur; Mindspace, Airoli; Vivarea, Mumbai; among others. The Company has always been ahead of the curve in the green development sector and has been recognized with various awards across prestigious forums.
The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) was formed in the year 1993. The vision of the council is, “Buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation”.