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  • Indian Green Building Council honours GreatLakes for Green Campus

    Published on October 11, 2010

    Chennai:The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) part of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) is spearheading the green building movement in India where GreatLakes Institute of Management was honoured during the awards ceremony at Chennai Trade Centre for receiving the LEED India NC Platinum rating. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-INDIA) Green Building Rating System is a national and internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

    The entire campus is a 100% day-lit, recycles all its water and waste and uses a lot of reused and recycled products as some of the measures towards a sustainable and green campus. The green campus would be one of the first in India and among very few in the world.

    The GreatLakes Institute of Management is a leading B-School in Chennai, founded by Prof. Bala V Balachandran. The LEED Platinum rating green campus is spread over 20 acres of land and has a built-up area of 165000 sq ft. The campus has also created history of sorts as a state-of-the-art campus in an environment friendly green building with different blocks dedicated to research, faculty offices and housing, administrative, student residences and recreation centers.

    The award was received by Professor S Sriram, Director at GreatLakes Institute of Management for being part of the green building movement. Speaking about the Award Ceremony, Professor S. Sriram, Director GreatLakes Institute of Management said, “It is a great honour for GreatLakes to receive this award. The institute’s design concept derives itself from the tagline of the institute “Global mindset – Indian roots”. It aims to generate in students a sense of social responsibility. The design reflects the basic essence of simplicity, humbleness and clarity of thought.”

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