Mr. Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K. Raheja Corp
February 20, 2017: K Raheja Corp, India’s leading real estate developer has received the Gold Leadership in Environment and Energy design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council for its IT building at Whitefield, Bengaluru. The IT commercial building has achieved a total of 64 points on the basis of the following parameters - green measures like soil restoration, energy and water conservation methods comprising of low flow fixtures, rainwater harvesting, use of recycled water & water efficient landscaping along with local recycled construction materials, use of MERV13 filters for improved indoor air quality that have helped the project attain such high rating.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K. Raheja Corp, said “We have been committed to green initiatives for over a decade, and this recognition further reaffirms our contribution to the same. We ensure incorporating green features in all aspects of our projects, both interior, and exterior. Such initiatives will minimize the adverse impact on the environment and benefit society in the long run.”
K. Raheja Corp has been the recipient of LEED and IGBC certifications in the past for their dedicated efforts towards the green cause. This is reflected by the extensive footprint with a total 4.07 cores sq.ft. that includes 22 Commercial Projects (Commercial Office & Hotels) – certified as Gold by LEED, 23 Commercial Projects (Commercial office & Hotels) – certified by LEED; 5 Commercial (commercial office & a mall) pre certified, 6 residential projects and 5 residential projects are pre-certified by IGBC green homes.
The Company has always been ahead of the curve in the green development sector. Pioneering the industries’ responsibility towards contributing to a green society, it signed a memorandum of understanding with the CII-Green Building Council to construct green buildings, back in 2007. Apart from its eco-friendly constructions, K Raheja Corp is committed to developing large, green expanses across the country. With its buildings certified in the categories of Gold and Platinum, it has been recognized with awards across prestigious forums like the ‘Sustainable Building Award – 2016’, United Kingdom, Green Apple Award, United Kingdom, ‘Outstanding Contribution for Green Building Footprint in India – GreenCo Summit’; ‘Best Environmental Excellence Global CSR Award 2012’ - at Philippines; ‘Africa Sustainability Awards’; ‘Green Mind CSR Award at Lebanon’ and many more.