World's First LEED for Transit Globally Launched at Metro Bhawan Today
The world’s first ever
transit rating system exclusively for Metro networks was unveiled at the Metro
Bhawan today in the presence of Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Dr.
Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC.
DMRC alongwith the U.S.
Green Building (USGBC) and the Green Business
Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced the ‘Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) for Transit Rating System’ designed specifically to
address the unique needs of transit systems around the world. The programme was
also attended by Shri Mahesh Ramanujam, Chief Executive Officer &
President, USGBC & GBCI
Delhi Metro Rail
Corporation (DMRC) will be the first Metro in the world to pursue the pilot,
“LEED v4 O+M: Transit,” for their Metro stations in Delhi NCR and other
states in India. Metro Bhawan is also the first building to pursue and achieve
LEED Certification by leveraging the new LEED performance pathway through the Arc
LEED for Transit is the
result of a MoU that as signed between DMRC, USGBC and GBCI in October 2015 to
develop a green rating exclusively for transit stations, a first for the world.
Performance of the Metro
stations will be monitored via the newly released Arc Performance Platform,
which facilitates streamlined tracking of data across five performance
categories; energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience.
Developed with inputs
from DMRC, the LEED v4 O+M: Transit, will allow operational transit
facilities to benchmark efficiencies and demonstrate continual improvement.
Transit owners can reduce their environmental footprint, engaging both
commuters and the public transportation sector, towards minimizing greenhouse
gas emissions to attain the goal of sustainable development.
Shri Amitabh Kant, said “The
contribution of Delhi Metro has been unique in creating a sustainable mass
transportation system in the National Capital. DMRC has taken the lead in this
regard and India will see the emergence of many new Metro systems which will
not only solve the transportation requirements but will also be energy
efficient. LEED v4 is based on actual performance parameters. DMRC’s initiative
will now also motivate other metros to achieve LEED certification.”
on the various environmental friendly initiatives taken by DMRC, Dr. Mangu Singh,
“DMRC’s sensitivity towards the environment finds a special mention in its
Vision, Mission and Culture statement. This has motivated us to include energy
efficiency in all facets of our functioning. DMRC is honoured to be a part of
this new initiative which will pave the way for greater energy efficiency, not
only in Delhi Metro but all the other Metro systems.”
transportation are the two biggest drivers of climate change,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, U.S.
Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. “As we look to
build upon the market transformation of the built environment
it is critical we also address transportation. DMRC are global leaders of mass
rapid transit systems and a trailblazer in sustainability. We greatly look
forward to working with them to monitor the performance of their existing metro
stations across India. This is a step taken by DMRC in line with COP 21 Paris
The launch of LEED v4
O+M: Transit follows a groundbreaking 2015 alliance in which DMRC, USGBC
and GBCI—the global
third party organization that certifies all LEED projects—agreed to
collaboratively address the unique performance and environmental needs of metro
stations and transit systems using LEED.
an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners
and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and
measurable green building solutions. LEED globally certifies more than 170,000
gross square meters per day and is transforming the way built environments are
designed, constructed and operated.
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