Bajaj Electricals’ R&D Centre at Pune, ‘AB SQUARE’, has been certified Platinum status for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Platinum status is the highest Green Building Standard which is given after considering design, operation and maintenance that aims to help, building owners and operators be environmentally responsible.
As a strong step towards commitment for protecting the environment, Bajaj Electricals went about this process by evaluating all the parameters and got themselves rated under their LEED BD+C Ver.3-2009 Rating Program which is the highest award in this category.
With the key objective of enhancing occupant comfort and well-being with optimised energy & water consumption, all these features of the project achieved 85 out of total 110 points, making it a Platinum rated building.
Mr. Anant Bajaj, JMD, Bajaj Electricals, speaking about the event said, ”It is a proud moment for Bajaj Electricals to receive the prestigious LEED certification for our R&D Centre, which speaks volumes about our efforts as an environmentally sustainable & responsible organisation. We are optimistic that we continue to develop such projects and balance the environment at large. We hope to inspire other organizations to step forward & contribute to the surrounding in their own possible ways”.
USGBC was established in 1993 with a mission to promote sustainability-focused practices in the building industry. Since the LEED rating systems unveiling in 2000, it has become an international standard for environmentally sound buildings, certifying hundreds of thousands of square feet per day. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green certification program for building design, construction, operations and maintenance.