Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Oberoi Mall becomes India’s first LEED V4.1 O+M Platinum USGBC certified Retail Destination

Mumbai, 29 March 2022 – Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI), India’s foremost authority on sustainability in building design, construction, and operation, has announced that it has awarded Oberoi Mall, located in Goregaon, Mumbai with the prestigious LEED V4.1 O+M platinum certification. The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. With this certification, Oberoi Mall has become the first mall in India to achieve LEED V4.1 O+M platinum, the next generation standard for green building design, construction, operations, and performance. It is the highest level of certification that can be attained, making Oberoi Mall the most sustainable retail destination in India. 

The Oberoi Mall was constructed in the year 2007 by Oberoi Realty, one of India's premium real estate developers. The Oberoi Mall is meticulously planned with excellent design aesthetics to create an elegant and high-quality shopping experience. Enroute to achieving its LEED Platinum certification, the mall has made conscious efforts to reduce its water consumption through consistent consumption monitoring and wastewater treatment. The mall has installed energy efficient LED lights with sensors to ensure energy conservation and reduce its carbon footprint. The mall also offers an EV charging facility that further contributes to reducing carbon footprint while enabling consumers to visit the mall in their electric vehicles. 

Mr. Sameep Pathak, Chief Executive Officer – Mall, Oberoi Realty, said, “We are committed to making continuous improvement in the management of our environmental impact through technological innovations and community interventions. The LEED v4.1 O+M Platinum rating awarded to us by USGBC is a testament to our dedication to reducing our carbon footprint. Our mall remains steadfast towards enabling a safe and sustainable environment through its retail shopping experience. By focusing on making our malls green and sustainable, we want to ensure all our patrons feel equally involved and enjoy a truly sustainable shopping experience.”

Mr. Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director – Southeast Asia & Middle East, GBCI India, said, “The Oberoi Mall is a true example of how businesses and buildings can work towards achieving sustainability, and LEED works for all building types. Oberoi Mall’s contribution towards waste management, saving and recycling water as well as adopting energy efficient LED lighting is truly commendable. GBCI India is committed to working with organisations around the country to advance the greening of our existing buildings. We would like to congratulate The Oberoi Mall on achieving its LEED V4.1 O+M platinum certification and encourage other existing structures to consider going green.”

The Oberoi Mall is one of Mumbai’s most loved malls that has over 117 stores like Zara, Timezone, Sephora, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. It caters to customers from suburban Mumbai and is known as a one-stop destination for fun, food, fashion, and films - the mall also provides its patrons with immersive experiences. By securing the prestigious LEED V4.1 O+M platinum certification, The Oberoi Mall has transcended to giving its patrons a unique first-of-its-kind sustainable shopping experience.  

About Oberoi Mall:

The Oberoi Mall is located at Goregaon (East) on the Western Express Highway and offers almost 5.52 lakh square feet of Fun, Food, Fashion, and Films. It has occupied a significant position in the minds of customers and retailers. By reflecting and enabling customers' lifestyles and delivering affordable luxury with a 'customer first' philosophy, the Mall has distinguished itself as something truly special on the retail landscape. Pioneered by the real estate development company, Oberoi Realty Ltd. Oberoi Mall has found a unique niche amongst quality conscious and discerning customers and offers facilities that include two levels of the basement with a parking capacity for approximately 1,000 cars, a large central atrium with natural light, elevators and escalators for internal circulation, central air-conditioning, and an integrated building management system.

About LEED

The Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of green buildings. Every day, more than 2.6 million square feet of space is certified using LEED. More than 107,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial LEED rating systems, comprising more than 24 billion square feet of construction space in 182 countries and territories. In addition, there are nearly 2 million registered and certified residential units. India is currently the fourth largest market in the world for LEED. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED and review the Foundations of the LEED development process.

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Green Business Certification Inc.

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE certification for zero waste, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits. 

About GBCI India

GBCI India was incorporated in 2016 to facilitate the global growth of GBCI and its sustainability programs and to provide on-the-ground support to the project teams and professionals advancing LEED in the region. The more than 50 technical experts and professionals who make up GBCI India’s core team bring years of subject matter expertise and come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a passion and underlying commitment to being part of the sustainable transformation of real estate and construction sectors in India. For more information, please visit www.gbci.org/india and follow @GBCI_India on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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