Key features –
Water efficiency: Efficient plumbing fixtures and the use of recycled waste water has resulted in 51.53 percent less water consumption than LEED baseline requirements.
Energy efficiency: An efficient building envelope, energy-efficient lighting and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system help this building exceed the global American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards by 48.3 percent.
Green power: A 400KW solar plant installed in the Pocharam campus generates 7 lakh units per annum; thereby reducing reliance on the grid.
Efficient day lighting: The buildings have been designed with highly efficient day lighting systems, removing the need for artificial lighting during the day. This has been done with the help of light shelves, narrow floor planes, and reduced window-to-wall ratio.
Biodiversity: More than 6,000 native trees were planted last year to improve the biodiversity of the campus.
Architect: Sundaram Architects ( Bangalore).
Green Building Consultants: Terra Viridis (Hyderabad)
Picture Courtesy of Sundaram Architects