DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd (DCCDL), the rental arm of DLF Ltd, has been awarded LEED Zero Water certification from USGBC, which is certified by Green Business Certification Inc.
In India, DCCDL is now the first commercial developer and the world’s largest developer to receive LEED Zero Water for Cybercity, Gurugram certification. DCCDL is now the world’s first LEED Zero certified project owner in excess of one million square feet. This also makes DCCDL the world leader in LEED Zero Water.
LEED Zero Water Certification recognizes buildings that achieve zero drinking water consumption within 12 months. LEED Zero confirms the achievement of pure zero goals and signals leadership in the built environment market. As the built environment continues to raise the standard for a regenerative future, LEED Zero is becoming a new target for many buildings, communities and cities around the world.
“DCCDL’s LEED Zero Water certification has propelled us to the global leaderboard in environmental and sustainability. It is a great honor for the country and DCCDL as we continue to build world-class assets that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. This certification is awarded following a LEED Platinium rating from the US Green Business Council. This confirms our commitment to our stakeholders and the ecosystem in which we operate, ”said Sriram Khattar, Managing Director of Rentals.
“Our engineering and technical teams are committed to saving water. We introduce innovative solutions to reduce the use of fresh water through the introduction of water-saving technologies that maximize the use of recycled water, as well as create alternative water sources. LEED Zero Water is a testament to DCCDL’s commitment to achieving the zero level goal and we are working to ensure that the rest of our portfolio is certified, ”said Gautam Dey, Executive Director of Engineering.
“The LEED Zero Water Certification is another milestone for DLF in terms of their commitment to achieving zero goals, as well as differentiating them from the competition. LEED Zero water certification confirms DLF’s position as a global leader and responsible organization in its pursuit of sustainability and water conservation, ”said Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director of GBCI – Southeast Asia and the Middle East, GBCI.