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India ranks 3rd in the world for LEED Green Building

New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) India ranks third in the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building rating system, announced the annual top 10 countries and regions for LEED outside of the US
The list recognises markets that are using LEED to create healthier spaces for people, as well as use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions and save money for families and businesses.
According to the statement, India ranked third with more than 899 LEED-certified projects totaling more than 24.81 million gross square meters of space.
“For the last 25 years, LEED has played a key role in sustainability efforts around the world,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), the global certifying body for LEED projects.
“The top 10 countries and regions represent a global community of dedicated USGBC member companies and green building professionals who are committed to improving our quality of life. A better future requires a universal living standard that leaves no one behind—and that future would simply not be possible without the extraordinary work being done in these countries.”
The list ranks countries and regions in terms of cumulative LEED-certified gross square meters as of December 31, 2018 and represents 7,797 certified projects totaling more than 210 million gross square meters of space.
Mainland China is at number 1 with 1,494 projects, Canada at second with 3254 projects and around 899 projects in India.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is most widely used green building program with 96,275 registered and certified projects in more than 167 countries and territories.
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Chinese Tech Unicorn APUS launches newly developed apps in India

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Hyderabad, Mar 20 (UNI) Beijing-headquartered APUS, a leading mobile Internet technology company specialising in Android User System and app development, on Wednesday announced the launching of its newly developed apps, CUTCUT and VidMax, and two mobile games – Amazing Fishing and Pot Shot at ADTECH 2019.

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Indian Oil to establish six electric charging stations in J&K

20 Mar 2019 | 8:58 PM

Jammu, Mar 20 (UNI) Indian Oil Corporation Limited on Wednesday agreed to establish six electric charging stations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Traders not suffering from GST; willing to adopt in cohesive manner: CAIT

Traders not suffering from GST; willing to adopt in cohesive manner: CAIT

20 Mar 2019 | 8:37 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Traders are not annoyed with Goods and Services Tax (GST) but rather more willing to adopt it in a cohesive manner, stated CAIT National Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal on Wednesday.

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Retail industry emerging as dynamic industry having positive impact on hiring: Experts

20 Mar 2019 | 7:02 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players, experts associated with the sector have said.

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D Raju elected as Chairman of CII Telangana for 2019-20

20 Mar 2019 | 6:41 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 20 (UNI) Mr D Raju, CEO & Managing Director of Kirby Building Systems & Structures India Private Limited WAS elected as the Chairman of CII Telangana for the financial year 2019-20 at its Annual meeting held here on Wednesday.

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