Kath Williams + Associates Projects

CII-Godrej Green Business Centre

Hyderabad, India
LEED Platinum - 2003
1st LEED Platinum outside USA
Owner:Confederation of Indian Industries
Hyderabad, India
Architect:Karan Grover
Vadodara, India
HVAC Engineer:Spectral Services, Inc.
Noida, India
Energy Modeler:TERI staff
Senior LEED AP: Kath Williams

From www.greenbusinesscentre.org website:

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded over 117 years ago, it is India's premier business association, with a direct membership of over 6600 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 250 national and regional sectoral associations.

With 63 offices including 10 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, France, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 223 counterpart organisations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII - Godrej GBC) is one of the 10 Centres of Excellences of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre offers advisory services to the industry in the areas of Green buildings, energy efficiency, water management, environmental management, renewable energy, Green business incubation and climate change activities. 

The Centre sensitizes key stakeholders to embrace Green practices and facilitates market transformation, paving way for India to become one of the global leaders in Green businesses by 2015.

The Centre is housed in a Green Building which received the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Rating in 2003. This was the first Platinum rated Green Building outside of U.S.A and the third in the world. The Centre was inaugurated by H.E Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, on July 14, 2004.