Initiative of group president K Raheja Corp, Mr. Ravi Raheja partners GBCI to reinforces commitment for World Green Building Week
In a bid to improve the communities in which it operates, K Raheja has partnered Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) to reinforce commitment for World Green Building Week.
K Raheja Corp, pioneers in creating green and sustainable work spaces, is leading the way with 3.91 crore square feet of green commercial footprint. As a holistic outreach program, multiple initiatives have been earmarked through the week, including the focus on merits of selecting green work spaces, and its benefits to employees and businesses.
Coffee Table Book:
From site selection to waste management, it showcases the widespread and precisely created business parks, which are centered on green. It also showcases open landscapes and steps taken to save water and power.
Social Media Plan:
Showing best practices at the business parks, multiple engaging videos have been created for social media. All these videos will be released across the company’s social media handles during the week.
In an attempt to deliberate on green building practices and sustainable initiatives that are good for people and business, ‘World Green Building Week’ is observed annually across the world. The event encourages and authorizes organizations striving to become environmentally and green building friendly.
The green mission is well-supported by Chairman Chandru Raheja‘s vision and the initiative of group president Mr. Ravi Raheja, who formerly chaired the Mumbai chapter of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). All of K Raheja Corp’s properties in the residential, commercial, retail and hospitality segments are following the green building standards, particularly the LEED rating program, created by USGBC to provide a sustainable environment to all its stakeholders,.
Talking about the initiative, Sr. Vice President, K Raheja Corp, Shabbir Kanchwala said “An important part of K Raheja Corp’s ecosystem, Green work spaces are ethos of the company, and are reflected in each of its structures. K Raheja Corp has been a valued partner to the ever evolving green needs of discerning corporates opting for their first green workplace, and to those, wanting to take their green practices to the next level.”
“Bringing in the expertise, we couldn’t have had a more be-fitting partner than USGBC to reach this message out through the knowledge series,” he added.
On the other hand, Gopala Krishnan Padmanabhan, MD of APAC & Middle East, Green Business Certificate Institute (GBCI) said “Sustainability is a way of life and there is an increasing demand from corporates for sustainable and healthy work spaces. We are happy to partner with K Raheja Corp, who provide such work spaces across their real estate portfolio. We hope to raise awareness on simple measures with this exercise, which will help create a better working and living environment.”
Some key highlights
K Raheja Corp’s green building footprint stands at 4.57 crore square feet as on Sept 2018. All commercial buildings constructed by the group have been LEED certified, since signing the MOU in 2007 with the CII-Indian Green Building Council. The green workspaces lead to substantial savings in operating costs for clients as much as 30-40%. The group has 31 LEED-certified commercial buildings across the country, and 69 commercial projects registered with LEED rating system by the US Green Building Council.