Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the Global Certification body for the LEED green building program and Philips Lighting India Limited today announced a collaboration dedicated to advancing sustainability and human health within the built environment in India. The collaboration will include knowledge sharing, professional education and continued localization of green building strategies that include lighting design and lighting systems.
“Partnership is the new leadership and joining hands with Philips Lighting India, a market leader in the area of efficient lighting products and sustainable lighting solutions, will help further advance human health related to the built environment in India,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President, GBCI and COO of the U.S. Green Building Council. “From reducing energy consumption to improving worker productivity and well-being, efficient lighting products and sustainable lighting solutions play a critical role in our transformation to a greener built environment.”
“We are delighted to partner with GBCI to support the development of green buildings in India equipped with efficient and sustainable lighting solutions. Energy efficient lighting is a key element in designing green buildings as it enables conservation of resources and reduces energy costs significantly. We are focused on offering energy efficient lighting products and solutions that are designed with the highest safety standards for consumers.” said Harshavardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and MD – Philips Lighting India Limited.
Two key elements of the partnership include capability building for architects, consultants, designers, builders and end users as well as support to GBCI in additional localization of green building certification systems.
Philips Lighting products and solutions have helped end users to meet various statutory and regulatory compliances related to human comfort, green guidelines and resources efficiency for lighting systems.
“The deep understanding and technical knowledge within Philips Lighting India is well suited to support GBCI in localization of various aspects of certification systems related to lighting for India,” added Ramanujam.
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 Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) program, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®) and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.
GBCI is comprised of 140+ staff experts and 600 consultants apportioned into three teams that form a paramount organization through certification, credentialing and customer support. With offices in the U.S. and India, GBCI supports project teams and professionals in 160 countries.
For more information, please visit www.gbci.org .
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