Hyderabad: There is an increase in demand for green offices with more and more corporates looking at the environment and carbon footprint more seriously. Companies such as K Raheja Corp are committed to building green edifices resulting in savings of 15-30 per cent for green buildings and can even get client quotes for the same.
Under a recent list released by the US 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 significant share of the total green commercial office space.
Over the years, 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.
Corroborating the commitment to green, 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 sector. 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, MD- 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,” he added.