GKNM Hospital receives Platinum certification

GBCI India, a part of the U.S. Green Building Council (‘USGBC’) awarded GKNM Hospital with the LEED v4.1 Operations + Maintenance (O+M) Platinum certification. This makes it the first project in the Indian healthcare sector to receive Platinum, the highest level of certification offered in this domain. Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director – Southeast Asia & Middle East, GBCI India handed over the LEED certificate to Dr. Ragupathy Veluswamy, Chief Executive Officer of GKNM Hospital.

GKNM Hospital in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, installed energy-efficient lighting in its facilities as a part of its continuing sustainability initiative, resulting in energy savings of more than three lakh units annually.

Dr. Ragupathy Veluswamy, Chief Executive Officer, GKNM Hospital, said, “We are honoured to be recognized for our unwavering commitment to the environment and sustainability. Becoming the first project in India’s healthcare sector to receive this highest level of certification is a pivotal milestone in our journey. We also thank our president Mr. Pathy and the board of trustees for their continued unwavering support.”

Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, Managing Director – Southeast Asia & Middle East, GBCI India, said, “GKNM Hospital has been successful in creating a positive impact on the environment. At the same time, it has also made strong climate commitments. GBCI will continue to work with more such healthcare institutions and organizations to ensure sustainability standards.”