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Gold-rated LEED certification for Rudrapur plan of Delta India

July 14, 2011 by

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Delta India Electronics Pvt Ltd has achieved the LEED certification for its Rudrapur plant as “Gold-rated” green building from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Delta is a leader in the telecom power solutions, uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), display solutions, industrial automation, and components. Delta India is a part of $ 5.9 billion Taiwanese Delta […]

US gets 10,000 LEED certified homes

April 21, 2011 by

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USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) recently announced that more than 10,000 homes in the US have been awarded the LEED certification under the LEED for Homes program. Starting in 2008, more than 10,100 homes across the US have received LEED certification and more than 38,000 additional homes in pipeline. Nate Kredich, USGBC’s Vice President of […]

Measuring energy performance in commercial buildings now has a new ASTM standard

March 2, 2011 by


In the United States, the local and state governments are increasingly adopting regulations mandating the reporting of building energy usage. American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM) has recently released a standard for collecting, compiling, and analyzing energy use in commercial buildings. This standard is a set of guidelines under the title “Standard Practice for […]

LEED certification for Retail sector

January 13, 2011 by

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United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for ‘Retail Rating System’ and LEED for ‘Volume Program’ on November 2010. Retailers and hoteliers will be benefited from this new approach.  It creates LEED certification more accessible and realistic. While LEED for Volume should rationalize the certification process for […]

Green Buildings – Growing but need acceleration

January 7, 2011 by


Green Buildings are making headlines and attracting attention, but these green buildings or Sustainable building are growing, but at a much lesser growth rate as compared to the potential. As per the estimates of U.S. Green Building Council only 2% of all new building construction projects received LEED certification.  Obstacles behind the slow growth of […]

U.S. GBC releases LEED 2012

December 21, 2010 by

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Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a draft of the next version of the LEED rating systems for public comment . USGBC’s states that the goals for the next version of LEED are Increase emphasis on integrated process and building performance Harmonize inefficient duplication of LEED credits Streamline project team engagement with […]