One of the first LEED Platinum rated green buildings in India, the CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII – Godrej GBC) which is located in the southern city if Hyderabad in India is a stellar example of how the green building way  can be a great way for the corporates to go.

The CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII – Godrej GBC) is one of the 10 Centres of Excellences of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre offers advisory services to the industry in the areas of Green buildings, energy efficiency, water management, environmental management, renewable energy, Green business incubation and climate change activities.

The Centre sensitises key stakeholders to embrace Green practices and facilitates market transformation, paving way for India to become one of the global leaders in Green businesses by 2015.

The Centre is housed in a Green Building which received the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Rating in 2003. This was the first Platinum rated Green Building outside of U.S.A and the third in the world. The Centre was inaugurated by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, on July 14, 2004.

 

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SOURCE: CII

 

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