The landscape of office spaces in India has become greener over the years. According to recent data published by CBRE, there has been a notable 36% increase in the amount of green-certified office space across the top six Indian cities since 2019 — rising to an estimated 342 million square feet.
Bengaluru is at the forefront of this transformation, boasting 104.5 million square feet of green offices, which also constitutes about 30% of the total green office space offered in India. The Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) follows with a 21% share, or roughly 70.2 million square feet of green office space. Mumbai holds 17% of the total with 56.6 million square feet.
This shift towards eco-friendly work environments in India is a reflection of the evolving priorities for businesses and the workforce. Green office spaces are not just about reducing carbon footprints. They often incorporate features that promote employee well-being, such as improved air quality, natural lighting, and ergonomic designs. Such environments can enhance productivity and reduce stress.
As more businesses integrate sustainability practices into their core values, green-certified office spaces become a likely step towards this eco-friendly commitment. The CBRE data shows how more office space providers in India are working to send a clear message to employees, clients, and stakeholders about environmental responsibility.
The modern workforce is more environmentally conscious with companies prioritizing green initiatives in efforts to attract and retain talent who align with these values. While the initial investment in green infrastructure might be higher, the long-term savings in energy costs and the potential for tax incentives can make it a financially sound decision.
Given the global push towards sustainability, it’s safe to say that the popularity of green-certified office spaces will persist. As businesses recognize the advantages, both in terms of employee well-being and potential economic gains, the momentum is very likely to grow in the coming years.