Maharashtra has the highest LEED-certified spaces in India: USGBC report

Maharashtra has the highest cumulative gross sq ft of LEED-certified space in India, followed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, according to the US Green Building Council

The US Green Building Council (USGBC), on June 18, 2019, released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely-used green building rating system. This is the second year that the list has been released in India and it ranks states in terms of cumulative gross sq ft (GSF) of LEED-certified space, as of December 31, 2018.

From the states mapped, Maharashtra tops the list, followed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Haryana. The top 10 states for LEED are home to more than 840 million Indians and together, include more than 475 million gross sq ft of LEED-certified space.

Rank State Number of  LEED-certified projects Certified gross sq ft in millions
1 Maharashtra 334 106,057,234
2 Karnataka 232 85,887,580
3 Tamil Nadu 157 58,809,553
4 Haryana 125 56,351,837
5 Uttar Pradesh 82 45,734,497
6 Telangana 91 40,609,702
7 Delhi 57 27,929,152
8 Gujarat 53 23,990,638
9 West Bengal 35 20,898,539
10 Rajasthan 19 9,221,494

See also: India ranks third among top 10 countries, for LEED green buildings

“India is a leader in green buildings and continues to demonstrate year-over-year growth,” said Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, managing director, South-east Asia and the Middle East, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI).

“Many government agencies and state governments have started offering incentives around LEED and businesses, educational institutions and non-profits, across every sector in India, are committing to LEED. These leaders are stepping up and answering the call, advancing sustainable, healthy and environmentally-friendly buildings and working to raise the living standard for the people in their communities,” he added.

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