Nucleus Office Parks Becomes Largest LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance Certified Office Portfolio in India

Nucleus Office Parks current portfolio includes of over 16 million square feet of Grade A Commercial spaces spread across Mumbai, Bangalore, NCR, Chennai and Ahmedabad.Connect with Nucleus Office Parks on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram.About USGBC The U.S. Green Building Council USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 17-05-2022 15:15 IST | Created: 17-05-2022 15:15 IST
Nucleus Office Parks Becomes Largest LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance Certified Office Portfolio in India
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Nine assets under Nucleus Office Parks have received LEED certifications Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – Business Wire India Nucleus Office Parks, the operating platform for Blackstone Real Estate’s wholly owned offices in India, is now the country’s largest office portfolio to have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications for Existing Buildings v4.1: Operations and Maintenance from the Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). LEED v4.1 is the latest standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance.

With 13 Grade A commercial spaces, Nucleus Office Parks’ current portfolio spans over 16 million square feet, of which 11.8 million square feet have received the certifications. Six assets including One BKC, One International Centre, One World Centre in Mumbai, Trade Tower and Exora Business Parks in Bangalore, Kosmo One in Chennai have received Platinum LEED certification. Three other assets, including Prima Bay in Mumbai; Concept Tech Park in Gurugram; and Cessna Business Park in Bangalore, have achieved Gold LEED certification.

GBCI is India’s foremost authority on sustainability in building design, construction, and operation and is part of the U.S. Green Building Council (‘USGBC’) that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification under the LEED green building rating system. LEED is an international symbol of sustainability excellence and green building leadership that signifies a building reduces carbon emissions, conserves resources, reduces operating costs, prioritises sustainable practices and creates a healthier environment.

Nucleus Office Parks has earned these prestigious certifications on the merit of various green initiatives. Most of the facilities in the portfolio have invested in onsite solar or offsite renewable power. The office parks have significantly reduced the overall energy consumption and carbon emissions, decreased potable water use by over 45%, minimized waste diversion to landfills and implemented measures to enhance the health and well-being of all its occupants.

Quaiser Parvez, CEO, Nucleus Office Parks, said, “We are thrilled to become the largest USGBC LEED Operations and Maintenance certified office portfolio in India and be recognized for our relentless focus on the environment and sustainability. It is a very important milestone in our journey and testifies to our commitment to providing truly world-class buildings for our tenants. We strongly believe in meaningful sustainable growth which serves the interests of not just a company and its stakeholders but also the communities and ecosystems in which we operate.” Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Middle East of GBCI India, said, “Nucleus Office Parks has set a worthy example of how businesses can be successful while being aware of their environmental impact. India is on a path of growth and development. At the same time, it has also made strong climate commitments that need to be fulfilled over the coming decades. These are concurrent goals and can only be achieved when businesses and industries prioritize sustainability. GBCI will continue to work with real estate developers and organisations to ensure sustainability standards are being upheld.” About Nucleus Office Parks Nucleus Office Parks is the operating platform for 100% Blackstone owned offices in India. Nucleus Office Parks’ current portfolio includes of over 16 million square feet of Grade A Commercial spaces spread across Mumbai, Bangalore, NCR, Chennai and Ahmedabad.

Connect with Nucleus Office Parks on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram.

About USGBC The U.S. Green Building Council (‘USGBC’) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About GBCI The Green Business Certification Inc. (‘GBCI’) is a premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE certification for zero waste, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits.

About GBCI India GBCI India was incorporated in 2016 to facilitate the global growth of GBCI and its sustainability programs and to provide on-the-ground support to the project teams and professionals advancing LEED in the region. The 50+ technical experts and professionals who make up GBCI India’s core team bring years of subject matter expertise and come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a passion and underlying commitment to being part of the sustainable transformation of real estate and construction sectors in India. For more information, please visit www.gbci.org/india and follow @GBCI_India on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About LEED The Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (‘LEED’) green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of green buildings. Every day, more than 2.6 million square feet of space is certified using LEED. More than 107,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial LEED rating systems, comprising more than 24 billion square feet of construction space in 182 countries and territories. In addition, there are nearly 2 million registered and certified residential units. India is currently the fourth largest market in the world for LEED. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED and review the Foundations of the LEED development process. LEED v4.1, the latest version of LEED, raises the bar on building standards to address energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection, day lighting and waste reduction. For further details, please visit LEED v4.1 O+M.

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