Aloysius Xavier Lopez

Consultant for certification of new Assembly Building has applied for 41 green rating points

CHENNAI: The consultant for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification of the new Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Building has applied for 41 green rating points. This is two points more than the requirement for a LEED Gold certification.

As the final set of documents for LEED certification of the building was submitted last week for review to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for the green rating, the audit is expected to be done this week, said an official of the PWD.

“We have met all the requirements and given all the documents required by the consultant for LEED rating,” said the official.

The documents have been submitted for seeking a rating under the category of ‘LEED India for New Construction,' which is a green building rating system that helps to guide and design high-performance commercial buildings which include offices, retail and service establishments, institutional buildings and buildings of four or more habitable storeys.

The submitted documents include those pertaining to energy and lighting calculation and analysis using software simulations.

Calculations pertaining to water consumption in the building, test reports and data sheets for materials used in the green building and drawings for site related items have also been submitted.

After a formal audit of the building by IGBC the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification would be awarded. The Prime Minister is scheduled to inaugurate the building on March 13.

Important step

The final documentation is the most important step in LEED certification of the green building and ensures that the structure uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard building.