The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in collaboration with US Green Building Council and the Green Business Certification Inc has announced the launch of a survey that would rate the energy efficiency and commuter-friendliness of the Corporation. The Delhi Metro has now become the first metro transit system in the world to pursue the criteria laid down under LEED. It would also set benchmarks for efficiencies according to which metro systems in other state will be rated in future. The Delhi Metro’s corporate headquarters, ‘Metro Bhawan’ has already been constructed as a green building.
The performance of the metro stations will be measured across five categories — energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience. ‘LEED for Transit’ is theresult of an agreement, which was signed between DMRC, USGBC and GBCI in October 2015, to develop a green rating exclusively for transit stations.