Saint-Gobain India Private Limited, the world leader in habitat solutions, has restated its commitment to environmental well-being by adopting the Arc platform (www.arcskoru.com) created by GBCI to recertify its LEED Gold rating, for the Chennai corporate office.
The Chennai corporate office achieved its first LEED Gold certification under the Commercial Interiors category in the year 2013. Through various organizational initiatives on energy, water, waste management, indoor environment quality, the office space is continuously staying green across the five categories of ARC. The office recently obtained re-certification of the “Gold” under LEED through the ARC platform and is one among a handful of office spaces to get recertified globally.
The Recertification certificate of LEED GOLD was personally handed over to Mr. B Santhanam President and MD , Flat Glass – South Asia, Egypt and Malaysia, Saint-Gobain by Mr. Mahesh Ramanujam – President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI recently in Chennai.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Santhanam, said, “This LEED recertification is an acknowledgement of the company’s focus on continuous green initiatives. We believe in a sustainably-built work environment, which promotes well-being while enhancing cognitive comfort and quality of life. For us Green really is all about enhancing the Grey. Under a recent Harvard study, Green buildings with enhanced ventilation, superior thermal and acoustic insulation with higher daylight actually doubled the test scores of cognitive functions of the occupants both in the analytical mode and their response during crisis. Saint-Gobain is committed to adapt green solutions be it in our manufacturing, our product offerings or the offices that we operate from, and goes beyond the existing tenets of Sustainability by contributing to the grey matter by going Green.”
By recertifying this project to LEED, Saint-Gobain has demonstrated a strong commitment to the health, comfort and wellbeing of the people who will visit this building and to their community at large. This project serves as a model in India and all around the world for how we can create a future that is safe and healthy for our planet and its people, said Mr. Mahesh Ramanujam.