Suzlon office in Pune gets US green building certification

The headquarters named 'One Earth' received the Platinum certification of Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED), a green environment rating system that complies with the standards of the US Green Building Council.

LEED standards specify stringent norms to be met for the greenest, most energy-efficient and high performance buildings.

The Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, presented the certification to Tulsi Tanti, chairman of the Suzlon Group, at a function here.

The event was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the US India Business Council.

In her keynote address, Shankar emphasised on the need to focus on such green technologies, which would be relevant and affordable in the Indian context.

Noting that this award underlines Suzlon's commitment to sustainability, Tanti said: "I believe 'One Earth' - named as a tribute to Earth's unique existence as a self-replenishing eco-system - will be inspiration and proof to others that it is possible, if we are really determined, to create a sustainable world for our future."

Developed on an area of 41,000 square meters (10.13 acres) with a capacity to house 2,300 people, One Earth ranks among one of the largest green building projects in India.

This building focuses on key areas such as human and environmental health, sustainable site development, efficient water, energy and waste methods, materials and resource selection, and indoor environmental quality and innovation.

The environment friendly approach has also made it possible to construct the facility at a lower cost compared to other facilities of comparable size, ultimately leading to a lower life cycle cost and smaller environmental footprint in the long term.

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