DLF Cybercity, Gurugram awarded with the World’s first LEED Platinum City and Community Certification from US Green Building Council
Gurugram : DLF Limited – India’s largest real estate company announced today that DLF Cybercity, Gurugram has received the prestigious US Green Building Council’s certification of “LEED Platinum for Cities & Communities’’ verified by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). With this award, DLF Cybercity, Gurugram becomes the first Developer owned community in the world to receive this certification under LEED Cities and Communities Rating System.
DLF Cybercity is a bustling business district in Gurugram where people from diverse cultures and communities from across the world come here to work, dine, shop and entertain. Spread across more than 100 Acres, it is home to several Fortune 500 and leading Indian companies.
DLF Cybercity in Gurugram, India, has one of the most advanced and modern infrastructure facilities that conserve energy and water and has an efficient waste management system. The entire Cybercity operates on an integrated model of sustainability, incorporating numerous green initiatives such as Zero water discharge, rainwater harvesting, e-waste segregation, gas-based electricity, EV charging stations, and solar energy. In addition, it has excellent last-mile connectivity, with Rapid Metro linking all the offices within Cybercity. All buildings in DLF Cybercity, Gurugram are equipped with MERV-14 Air Filters, which have significantly improved the indoor air quality, resulting in a better quality of life and workplace wellness.
Mr. Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Middle East, GBCI said, “The platinum certification of “LEED for Cities & Communities Existing rating system” recognizes DLF Cybercity, Gurugram’s commendable efforts to meet its commitments towards urban sustainability. During the evaluation process, we deep dived into each of their initiatives and programs and were more than pleased to see the impact and progress of their efforts. DLF has always championed the cause of urban sustainability. The certification now puts DLF Cybercity, Gurugram on the global leader board as one of the most sustainable business districts in the world.”
Mr. Sriram Khattar, Managing Director, DLF Rental Business, said “DLF has always been at the forefront of sustainability and wellness and continues to develop Gen-next sustainable workplaces in India. The LEED Platinum for Cities and Communities certification is a recognition of our initiatives and endeavours on a global platform. It also validates DLF’s ability to build world-class sustainable assets, vibrant communities, and a healthy business ecosystem. It is a proud moment for India, Haryana, and Gurugram and all of us at DLF.”
Mr. Gautam Dey, Executive Director, Operations, DLF said, “Every building in DLF Cybercity is LEED Platinum certified but we didn’t stop there. We made sincere efforts and aggressively pitched for this rarest of the rare Green Certification from USGBC for our entire Cybercity, Gurugram as a City / Community. It was a long drawn and tough process with a series of evaluations and audits by the USGBC team from US & Indian auditors for the last one year and the final moment of receiving this honour is truly gratifying.”
The LEED Cities and Communities certification not only talks about sustainable buildings but also about the associated infrastructure like energy, water, waste management, transportation, safety and security, quality of life and wellness (including air purification), and innovative ideas that make the entire city/ district sustainable. LEED is an international symbol of sustainability excellence and green building leadership that signifies reducing carbon emissions, conserving resources, reducing operating costs, prioritizing sustainable practices, and creating a healthier environment.