SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

Ecology | Economy | Equity

Green or sustainable buildings is a concept known to all developers, builders, property owners, realtors, bankers, and insurers. There is a growing awareness of the increasing demand for self-sustaining, energy-efficient projects that cost less to operate. The interest amongst multinational clients for sustainable buildings for the residential and commercial sectors is also on the rise as it is a viable investment option for businesses. K Raheja Corp continues to strive for more opportunities in promoting sustainability. Our ‘Green Vision’ is to commit towards making all our commercial and residential LEED & IGBC “Green Certified.” The following initiatives are taken up to increase awareness and optimal utilisation of green developments under the Green Rating programs:

  • Training programs imparted to the green building core team i.e. architects, engineers and particularly sales teams to enable them to communicate appropriate and relevant information along with benefits to property aspirants
  • Detailed guidelines given to tenants mentioning the green features of the project, along with Dos and Don’ts.
  • Increasing on location Green Education by putting up signages explaining the various green measures
  • Conducting green tours for visitors coming to the green certified projects
 

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

TECHNOLIGIES IN USE

In conjunction with the above, there are opportunities with new technologies that have been successfully executed in the international markets and are making their way into India. The utilization of technology complements our Green efforts immensely, benefiting the workforce and society as a whole, reducing operating costs and elevating brand value. One of the landmark K Raheja Corp Green projects is the Mindspace Building in Airoli, Navi Mumbai.

TECHNOLIGIES IN USE

In conjunction with the above, there are opportunities with new technologies that have been successfully executed in the international markets and are making their way into India. The utilization of technology complements our Green efforts immensely, benefiting the workforce and society as a whole, reducing operating costs and elevating brand value. One of the landmark K Raheja Corp Green projects is the Mindspace Building in Airoli, Navi Mumbai.

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

RADIANT COOLING

SOLAR FACADE

GREEN NATURAL PROOF

NET ZERO CONCEPT BUILDINGS

Net Zero Concept Buildings depend on renewable sources to produce as much energy as they use. Buildings that produce a surplus of energy may be called ‘energy-plus buildings’ and buildings that consume slightly more energy than they produce are called ‘near-zero energy buildings’. The energy consumed is measured over the course of a year. One of the main features of these buildings is that they do not depend on any external source for energy and water. Extensive use of renewable sources of energy like solar panels and wind turbines etc. stand among the technologies used to achieve net-zero status. The long term benefits of energy saving compel companies to consider it a good investment.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH SOLAR PV PANELS

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Modules generate electricity from sunlight, which can be fed into the main electrical supply of a building. Reducing the need for fossil fuel generation, the growing grid-connected Solar PV sector helps cut greenhouse gas emissions and is a pure and pollution free form of power generation. K Raheja Corp has installed rooftop Solar PV modules in order to generate power at various buildings of Mindspace namely buildings 2A, 2B, 9, 10, 11, 12A, 14 ad 20 at Madhapur, Hyderabad. Total power generation is 1.47 megawatts. This will ultimately result in fewer power bills for residents.

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DRY WASTE COMPOSTING

The composting plant has been employed to reduce waste in an environmentally sound fashion. Dry and wet waste composting is a process of biological decomposition of organic waste by bacteria, fungi and other organisms under controlled aerobic conditions. It is the natural way of recycling waste to turn into valuable organic fertilizer. In addition, the efficient composting program is capable of producing high quality soil amendment and has a large variety of end uses.

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GLAZING

Glazing is another technique used wherein a Low ‘e’ double glazed glass is used to reduce the heat ingress into the building. These windows help make the indoor area more comfortable, it dramatically reduces energy costs and helps to create a brighter, cleaner and healthier environment.

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REPLANTING

Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules generate electricity from sunlight, which can be fed into the main electrical supply of a building. Reducing the need for fossil fuel generation, the growing grid-connected solar PV sector is helping cut greenhouse gas emissions & is a pure & pollution free form of power generation. K Raheja Corp has installed rooftop Solar PV modules in order to generate power at various buildings of Mindspace namely building nos. 2A, 2B, 9, 10, 11, 12A, 14 & 20 at Madhapur, Hyderabad. Total power generation is 1.47 Mega Watt. This will ultimately result in fewer power bills to building tenants.

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LOW – EMITTING MATERIALS

Light Emitting Diodes, commonly called LEDs, are the real unsung heroes in the field of energy efficiency. Lighting is a major contributor to overall building energy consumption. With a lower power requirement than ordinary incandescent lamps and CFLs, higher efficiency and longer life, LED lights come with multiple major advantages. They give maximum luminaires i.e. more light at minimal power consumption. K Raheja Corp has installed LED lights in all common areas of Mindspace campus projects including landscape gardens, lift lobbies, street lights, entrance lobbies etc.

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SEWAGE TREATMENT

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from sewage. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater. This treated water can be further reused for flushing, gardening & HVAC.

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INTEGRATED BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IBMS)

IBMS is an automatic centralized control of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a building management system. The objectives of building automation are improved security, occupant comfort, efficient operation of building systems, and reduction in energy consumption and operating costs and improved life cycle of utilities.

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RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater harvesting is a technique of collection and storage of rainwater into natural reservoirs or tanks, or the infiltration of surface water into subsurface aquifers by recharging pits.

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COOLING TOWERS AND HEAT RECOVERY WHEELS - TERRACE

Efficient CTI-certified cooling towers which consume less energy, and heat recovery wheels which use waste heat to pre-cool air, reduce load on HVAC system and save energy.

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WATER EFFICIENCY

Efforts to increase water capacity should be balanced with greater conservation and water efficiency efforts. Low flow fixtures, sewage treatment through reuse of recycled water for flushing and landscaping, and appropriate use of drip and high efficient sprinkler irrigation need to be taken care of.

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HVAC AND ELECTRICAL

Today’s modern constructions employ HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) as functions that designate them as modern homes and buildings. Warmed or cooled or dehumidified air flows through a series of ducts that are distributed to all the rooms of a house.

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GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

A promising renewable source because it relies on heat energy from within the earth, which varies little from place to place, in contrast to solar and wind power limitations.

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RADIANT COOLING

A popular choice for net-zero energy structures due to its ability to balance energy consumption and renewable energy creation.

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SOLAR FACADE

A system to generate energy through solar power. Building a photovoltaic façade is a fully integrated system with no visible add-ons. It is suitable for new buildings and renovation, and can be used in office, commercial, industrial and residential construction.

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GREEN NATURAL ROOF

A centuries-old traditional building technique wherein natural, local materials were used to provide shelter from the cold, the rain, the sun and the wind. The ecology-sensitive design helps buildings blend back into their environment.

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ORGANIC FARMING

The highly efficient soil amendment that is produced by the Dry Waste Composting plant gives way to developing the Organic Farm that has been set up in the premises. The farm produces a variety of small plants and trees that help set the ambience of the entire project.

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