Gurgaon: Amity University Haryana has become the first university in India and Asia’s second one to be awarded with the coveted “LEED Green Platinum Certification (EB), USA” which is the highest Green Building Standard for its green building design, operation and maintenance by US Green Building Council
The LEED is the most widely used third party verification for green buildings. The Platinum category certification ensures that the buildings and the campus are designed complying with the highest levels of green parameters in use of materials, construction technology, use of natural light and are also operated and maintained with highest standards of energy efficiency.
The Green Honour Platinum category Certificate was presented to Dr. Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Gurugram(AUG) by Mr Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan- Director GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) during a glittering ceremony at Amity University Gurgaon (AUG).
Expressing his elation over the historic accomplishment, the Chancellor of Amity University Gurugram, Dr Aseem Chauhan said, “It is a proud moment for Amity to receive the LEED Platinum Certification, USA for AUG, which speaks volumes about Amity’s commitment to safe and cleaner planet for present and future generations.110 acres lush green campus of Amity University Gurugram has been meticulously designed to ensure optimum utilization of resources”. Dr. Chauhan thanked his entire team for the enormous achievement and recognition.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan said, “I am truly mesmerized to see the great leadership for energy, efficiency and environmental sustainability at Amity University Gurugram and thus, would like that AUG together with GBCI to play an important role in taking forward the national agenda of green and energy efficient India.”
Sharing his views, Vice Chancellor Prof P B Sharma invited the student’s community of AUG to engage in cutting edge research & innovation to foster the Green concepts in design and operations in all sectors of human endeavors.
Amity University Gurugram is not only designed on green concepts but has unique green features such as extensive use of natural light, real time monitoring and control of energy utilization using a smart power board. The campus uses water harvesting system, in addition to recycling and reuse of waste water for horticulture as well as for sanitary uses.
The overall green impact of the AUG campus is also felt in the air quality prevalent within the campus which is atleast three to four times better than that of Gurugram & Delhi. The campus is also blessed with rich bio-diversity and a natural habitat surrounded by the Aravalli hills thus making AUG a place for “Living and Learning in harmony with nature.”
The event was attended by a galaxy of eminent personalities including Shri Ajay Chauhan, Hon’ble Trustee, RBEF, Shri B S Ahluwalia, Head of the Institutions, faculty members and large number of students.