The U.S. Green Building Council awards LEED certifications to buildings around the world. Last week, the headquarters of Suzion Energy Limited (SEL) in Pune, Maharashtra, India received LEED Platinum certification, the highest level available in the USGBC’s LEED Rating Systems. SEL is the largest wind turbine manufacturer in India and one of the largest in the world.
The headquarters building named "One Earth" is one of the first 100 buildings to receive LEED certification in India. The facility is located on more than 10 acres and features low-energy materials, exterior lighting that operates on renewable energy, daylight and occupancy systems, and a comprehensive storm and rainwater management system.
Tulsi Tanti, Suzion Group chairman, was proud of the award that the facility received. “This award underlines Suzion’s commitment to sustainability. I believe that 'One Earth' — named as a tribute to Earth’s unique existence as a self-replenishing eco-system — will be inspiration and proof to others that it is possible, if we are really determined, to create a sustainable world for our future.” Source: CSRWire
Tanti is spot-on with that last statement. It is absolutely possible to make a sustainable world for our future but everyone — consumers, business owners, corporations, government agencies, etc — needs to be determined to make changes in the way we live.