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Out now in The Hindu: USGBC's commitment to India, partnership with TERI

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Bangalore, India. Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr
Bangalore, India. Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr

Ranjani Govind of The Hindu reports on a recent trip by USGBC executives to India and a major announcement of a new partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

LEED with a regional perspective

Parameters will be applicable to India's climate, geography, and land-use laws

The U.S. Green Building Council was in Bangalore last week to tie up an extra local stamping to its international LEED rating, making it more relevant to India. “Our multi-city trip to India will showcase our commitment to the Indian market to make LEED more pertinent to Indian conditions,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, COO, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The event saw the release of “alternative compliance paths” for LEED, for making the system more applicable to India’s regional climate, geography, land use laws and more. “USGBC and TERI have plans to work together in the field of building performance, by addressing existing buildings in India and working on a LEED Dynamic Plaque that measures a building in real time, but regionalised for India,” said Scot Horst, senior vice-president, for LEED, USGBC, who was also present at the occasion.

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