India demonstrates leadership through LEED for existing buildings

The USGBC and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) have formally launched new, technical guidance to advance LEED for existing buildings in India, launched as part of the annual GRIHA Summit held in New Delhi.

In India, as energy consumption rises and cities grapple with some of the world’s worst air pollution, greening India’s existing building stock is paramount, and existing buildings hold incredible promise. It can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an old building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient.

View notable LEED-certified existing building projects in India covering a diversity of sectors here.