Paharpur Business Centre Receives Special Commendation From Corenet Global

Top Quote Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) receives a special commendation from CoreNet Global 2013 Awards for Sustainable Leadership. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 07, 2013 - Paharpur Business Centre is an mSME in the service sector which has been recognized for its strong commitment towards sustainable development.

    CoreNet Global is the world's premier association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers with more than 7,800 members worldwide. CoreNet Global conducts the award ceremony every year to honour those industry leaders who demonstrate best-in-class practices in advancing corporate real estate thought leadership.

    Paharpur Business Centre is one of the 5 organizations / projects and the only organization from India that has received a special commendation. It is the first retrofit office building in India to be rated as USGBC LEED EB Platinum certified (Under O&M category). It is more than 25 year old building which is built to Government Design. It has been a pioneer in the business of offering furnished offices & "State of art" conventional and conference facilities on a plug-n-play basis in mountain fresh ambience. It has successfully conducted its business for over two decades.

    It has six International certifications: ISO 9001 for Quality Management, ISO 14001 for Environment Management, ISO 22000 for Food Safety, ISO 50001 for Energy Management, SA 8000 for Social Accountability, and OHSAS 180001 for Occupational Health and Safety. It is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact and Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP). It is the only mSME among the 6 signatories to WEP, from India.

    Mr. Kamal Meattle, CEO of Paharpur Business Centre has expressed immense pleasure on receiving this prestigious commendation. He emphasized, that companies, especially mSMEs, need to think and go beyond reputational and societal benefits of sustainability. He further said - "Sustainability is the success mantra in our organization. It delivers a competitive advantage through innovation, increased revenues, lower attrition, higher productivity and efficiency and customer satisfaction."

    Paharpur Business Centre accords top priority to environment as it strongly feels that the environment can facilitate a growth trajectory, aligning global competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability. Care for the environment has been inherent in the way it has been conducting its business and it has been an integral part of its Business Strategy. It has proved that an mSME can also join the eminent crowd of corporates like Fidelity, Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC), The San Francisco Center, Google etc in the quest for being a sustainable organization and reporting its triple bottom line.

    About us:
    Paharpur Business Centre is more than 25 year old building, located in Nehru Place Greens, built to Govt. design. It is the first retrofit USGBC LEED EB Platinum certified (Under O&M category) office building in the country.

    It is also a BEE 5 Star rated building with certified annual energy consumption of 28 whr /hr /m2 and now, operating at 22 whr /hr /m2 since 2012. It is also rated as one of the healthiest buildings in Delhi by Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India and Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata. Paharpur Business Centre is a comprehensive serviced office provider with state-of-the-art infrastructure. We are a green building operating as a micro small and medium enterprise in the service sector. Care for environment has been intrinsic part of Paharpur Business Centre's business strategy since its inception in 1990. We incubate start-ups /companies planning a foray in India. We offer fully furnished premium offices with state-of-the-art facilities. Our unique value proposition is our unique Indoor Air Quality. (We use patented technology to purify indoor air.)

    Paharpur Business Centre publishes its Indoor Air Quality data on a daily on the website: The company is committed to the United Nations Global Compact and Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which addresses issues such as Human Rights, Labor Rights, Environment Protection and Women Empowerment among others.

    Another CSR initiative of the company is the Paharpur Business Centre Art Gallery - It is "Art for a cause". It provides a platform to contemporary artists to showcase their work of art without actually paying anything.

    A part of the sales proceeds goes towards the improvement of environment. This is being built as one of the most energy efficient Green/Commercial Building in the world. It is proposed to be built as USGBC LEED EB Platinum certified (Under O&M category).

    Another significant future project is GreenSpaces™ - a notified Special Economic Zone. This world's most energy efficient commercial building of its size is proposed to be built as a USGBC LEED Platinum, Teri Griha 5 star and a 5 star BEE rated building. It is a reference Flagship Project of the Asia Pacific Partnership of seven countries - Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea, & USA.

    It will have CO2 emission reduction of +36,000 tons per year and save over 41 million units of electricity per year.

    For more information, please contact:
    Salma Firoza Khanam
    99 998 34917/ salma ( @ ) pbcnet dot com

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