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India's President Kalam Innagurates CII Building

India’s president, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center on July 14. The Center became the first Platinum-rated building under LEED

® v.2 in late 2003 (see


Vol. 12, No. 12). Kalam praised the Center’s achievements and laid out a goal of

reducing the average energy efficiency of India’s buildings from 300 kWh/m2 (30 kWh/ft2) to 100 kWh/m2 (10 kWh/ft2) by 2010. “When the environment is beautiful and happy,” he said, “the mind is also happy, which leads to creativity.”

Published August 1, 2004

(2004, August 1). India's President Kalam Innagurates CII Building. Retrieved from

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