Joseph Crea

This week, USGBC and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), will formally launch new, technical guidance to advance LEED for existing buildings in India. This guidance will launch as part of the annual GRIHA Summit, which is being held in New Delhi. 

In India, as energy consumption rises and cities grapple with some of the world's worst air pollution, greening India's existing building stock is paramount, and existing buildings hold incredible promise. It can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an old building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient. 

View notable LEED-certified existing building projects in India covering a diversity of sectors below.

SRK EMPIRE-SHREE Ramkrisha ExportsLEED Gold 2015, Surat

India’s leading and state of the art diamond manufacturing facility “SRK-EMPIRE” earned LEED Gold certification with 67 points.

Oberoi Mall LimitedLEED Gold 2013, Mumbai

The first mall in India and third mall in the world to receive LEED Gold.

Pathways School Gurgaon,  LEED Platinum, Gurgaon

The first school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Paharpur Business CentreLEED Platinum, New Delhi

A nearly 30 year-old government building was the first LEED Platinum building in India. 

ITC Maurya HotelLEED Platinum, Mumbai

The first hotel in the world to earn LEED Platinum.

BIAL Passenger Terminal Building, LEED Silver, Bangalore

Terminal 1 at Bangalore International Airport Limited, originally built in 2008, is a LEED Silver certified structure. In 2013, the airport underwent an expansion and achieved LEED Gold certification for the expansion terminal.