Green Building At Borivali In Mumbai

Very first green building complex is all set to come up on a sprawling fifty two thousand square meter plot in Borivali. This project is part of the BMC’s upgradation plans for its Civic Training Institute & Research Centre (CTIRC), which is near to the National Park. Mr. P K Das, consultant of the project, said, “It will have all the standard features of Platinum buildings under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system”.

Platinum is the highest rating given under the US building council’s LEED system for green buildings world-over. The CTIRC will borrow elements from existing Platinum buildings in India like the ITC Centre at Gurgaon, Grundfos Pumps Corporate Office at Chennai and the IOC Corporate Office in New Delhi.

The complex will make use of a host of energy conservation techniques for low heat natural lighting in day. Rooms will be fitted with sensors that switch off the lights when there is sufficient natural light or when nobody is in the room. There will also be systems for ground water recharge, rainwater harvesting and use of solar energy. To prevent dangerous emissions internal roads for vehicular traffic will be planned along the periphery of the complex. The existing classrooms and hostels will be modified in energy efficient ways. The BMC has already invited tenders from contractors eager to execute the project.


  1. Pune Builders
    Posted March 12, 2008 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    The GREEN concept is catching up really well in India.Most of our architects and developers are involving in similar projects in and outside India.

  2. Girish
    Posted July 26, 2008 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    How are we taking care of less level of Mercury & heat generation thru lighting which increases the load of AC & thus adding threat to global warming


  3. Sumathy R
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    We are the distributors of car run on batteries chargable thru electricity. Consumes hardly 8-10 units of current for one charge. and can give 80 kms per charge. This will be ideal for these projects, and ensures freshnes of the environmennt is maintained along with the comfort of using a car.

  4. R.Sumathy
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    This is about using electric car to help reduce polllution and maintaining the green of the surrounding.

    Please reply to me to know the details

  5. Tushar Barad
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    We would be very happy if Mr.P K Das who is project incharge, encourages the tenants – owners to own / drive electric car Reva(Made in Bangalore), and provide electric charging points in every parking slot from respective owner’s meter, to make it future ready. They can move one step ahead, and waive off the parking charge for the residents who drive electric car, and balance this subsidy from tenants who own diesel car. This would evolve the mind set of Mumbaikar’s and he would be role-model to rest of the city builders and consultants. Lets make Mumbai Green!

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