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.