Helping India Build Green
Voluntary building rating systems play an important role in popularizing the concept of green design. As per international trends, the leading rating systems abroad have been devised to suit the building industry of the country where they were developed.
In the Indian context, these foreign rating systems would be useful only for AC buildings. Since a large number of buildings in India are non-AC and that too existing in varied climatic conditions, it is imperative to have a nationally relevant rating system. The bottom line: GRIHA is that much-needed Indian-centric green building rating system.
A stylish 35-unit complex offering affordable housing to tenants, aims at improving the energy efficiency.
- Development of building regulations and guidelines to achieve energy efficiency in Bangalore city
- Vecor recycles waste from coal plants into building materials
Wall Street Journal, 17 August 2010
Ready to plan your project? Distill the wisdom of model green buildings across India, and learn which sustainable design principles to put into practice.
Suzlon One Earth, Pune
Efficient Sunlight Screening
Louvers are designed to provide efficient screening of sunlight without hindering the view thus reducing heat dissipation and aids efficient cooling.
Daylight & Occupancy Sensors
Daylight sensors are used in the workstation area for optimized use of artificial lighting. Occupancy sensors control task lighting in unoccupied workstations ensuring savings of about 20 % of energy costs.
The Suzlon One Earth campus is an unique corporate headquarter spread over 10 acres of land in Hadapsar, Pune. It is an exemplary benchmark as an energy efficient and sustainable solution in all aspects of engineering and construction.
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