Introduction to Green Certifications
The shift in focus towards greener buildings has been gaining a worldwide momentum as more and more countries are emphasizing on reducing their carbon footprint across all domains. Global green certifications and ratings have received mixed responses from their host nations. The US program, LEED, or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, showed great promise during its inception. However, it has recently lost its charm due to complexities of attaining a certification while ensuring the profitability of stakeholders. Other parts of the world have also established their own certification programs such as BREEAM (UK and EU), CASBEE (Japan), IGBC (India), Pearl rating system (UAE), Edge etc. Read more..
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