Climate change and global warming are the millennium’s biggest challenges. The commercial real estate sector is gearing up to face these challenges by developing buildings that are not just bold, beautiful but green too.
According to the latest reports on Green Building Trends, green building construction is doubling every three years across the globe. With sustained demand from clients, environmental regulation and enhanced awareness of going green, sustainable buildings are a reality no corporate can afford to ignore.
Over the last decade, buildings that consume low energy have grown exponentially in India. In fact, India already ranks third among the Top Ten Countries for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and in 2016, nearly 650 projects in India earned LEED certification. Green buildings are not just reducing our carbon footprint but also creating jobs and sparking economic growth. Many corporates are embracing low energy buildings for social and environmental benefits while also improving operational profits from energy savings.
Across the world, developers and governments are adopting sustainable building approaches and renewable energy to help reduce our enormous energy consumption. Some of the best green buildings of the world include structures such as The Crystal in London that offers a fossil fuel free vision of the future. New York’s One Bryant Park is one of the world’s greenest skyscrapers, while Vanke Center in China’s Shenzhen is a ‘horizontal skyscraper’ that is tsunami proof.
Closer home, iconic structures like Pune’s Suzlon One Earth is setting the benchmark for exemplary green buildings. Spread over 10 acres, this magnificent structure is one of India’s largest green building projects. Made up of mostly recycled materials, The CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center in Hyderabad is considered an architectural masterpiece. Another well-known example of green architecture is the campus of Biodiversity Conservation India Ltd (BCIL) in Bengaluru that was one of the pioneers of the green building movement in India.
Going forward, green buildings will not just be about reducing energy and water use. Emerging economies such as India is an engine of green growth, and is committed to making renewable energy generation a reality.
At Citadel, we offer sustainability services and can help you lease a space in the best green buildings. We also assist in adopting low energy solutions at your workspace. Know more about our green building services.