ReNew Power in Gurugram conferred LEED Gold Certification by US Green Building Council (USGBC)
ReNew Power Limited, a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) in India, has received the LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC
Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, MD, APAC & Middle East, Green Business Certification Inc. and regional director, USGBC handed over the LEED Gold Certificate to Sumant Sinha, chairman and managing director of ReNew Power, at a felicitation ceremony held at the latter’s corporate office in Gurugram on 10th May, 2019. ReNew Power received this acclaimed certification for its state-of-the-art corporate office, ReNew. Hub under the LEED v4 Interior Design and Construction: Commercial Interiors rating system.
LEED- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is one of the world’s most-sought-after certification programmes and a globally recognised symbol for sustainable construction. The LEED recognition identifies Renew Power Limited as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates its leadership in transforming the building industry in terms of environment friendliness.
“We are honoured to receive the LEED Gold Certification, which reinforces our commitment towards building a greener, more sustainable planet. At ReNew, we will continue to do our bit to inch closer to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and contribute significantly towards curbing India’s carbon emissions”, said Sinha during the felicitation ceremony.
“ReNew Power’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Padmanabhan. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions and reducing operating costs, while prioritising sustainable practices and creating a healthier environment. ReNew. Hub serves as a prime example of how innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a truly global impact on the environment.”
ReNew. Hub is ReNew Power’s corporate office in Delhi- NCR region and supports various green features while adhering to advanced standards of energy efficiency such as the use of CFC-free refrigerants in the HVAC system. Efficient plumbing features have brought down potable water requirements by half, while the location of the office near a major public transport hub means parking requirements have also been reduced substantially. Waste segregation measures, usage of eco-friendly materials in cleaning and use of Hepa filters to work spaces are some of the other salient features of ReNew. Hub.
“Our Gurugram office was conceptualised as a model sustainable structure, in the heart of a busy corporate hub. Right from its inception, we have introduced several steps and measures to make the building more eco-friendly and sustainable. The Gold certification will motivate ReNewers to work with more dedication towards further improving our office’s green infrastructure and set an example for other commercial spaces,” said Vaishali Nigam Sinha, chief sustainability officer, ReNew Power.
ReNew Power Limited is India’s largest renewable energy IPP in terms of total energy generation capacity. As of April 2019, ReNew had a total capacity of over 7.5 GW of wind and solar power assets across the country, including commissioned and under development projects. It develops, builds, owns and operates utility scale wind and solar energy projects as well as distributes solar energy projects that generate energy for commercial and industrial customers. ReNew has an impressive track record of organic and inorganic growth, having nearly doubled its operational capacity in each of the last three fiscal years.