First LEED Certification for Transit Worldwide Launched
LEED certification pilot poised to boost the sustainability and efficiency of transit globally; Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announced as first adopter
New Delhi, India—(February 15, 2017)—Today, USGBC and GBCI announced a new LEED green building rating system pilot designed to address the unique needs of transit systems around the world. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be the first metro in the world to pursue the pilot, LEED v4 O+M: Transit, for their metro stations in Delhi NCR and other states in India.
Performance of the metro stations will be monitored via the newly released Arc performance platform, which facilitates streamlined tracking of data across five performance categories; energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience. Developed with invaluable input from DMRC, LEED v4 O+M: Transit will allow operational transit facilities to benchmark efficiencies and demonstrate continual improvement. Transit owners can reduce their environmental footprint, while also engaging riders on the importance of sustainability and the opportunity the public transportation sector has in minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.