Incredible India’s Top 10 Green Buildings
Green buildings are those that optimise energy efficiency, use less water, generate less waste, conserve natural resources, and provide healthier living spaces for occupants, as compared to traditional buildings.
Some green architects have succeeded in creating such green buildings in the real estate sector. Take look at India’s Top 10 green buildings.
1. CII – Godrej GBC, Hyderabad
It works towards enabling a sustainable built environment for everyone and help India in becoming one of the global leaders in sustainable built environment by 2025.
2. ITC Green Centre, Gurgaon
The ITC Green Centre, certified as one of the world’s greenest buildings previous year, shows how such structures can be eco-friendly and commercially viable at the same time.
3. ITC Maurya, New Delhi
According to IGBC, the cost of constructing green buildings varies depending upon their utility — whether it is a housing township, commercial office, or house for an individual. ITC Maurya, the 5-star hotel in Delhi is one fine example of all.
4. Olympia Tech Park, Chennai
This is arguably the largest green building on Earth. It was awarded LEED Gold certification. The energy efficient features of this park include low power consumption and a 100% water recycling facility.
5. Suzlon One Earth, Pune
Suzlon is India’s biggest and one of the world’s largest producers of “clean” wind energy. In keeping up with their green image they wanted to build headquarter that would reflect their global sustainable status.
6. Infinity Benchmark, Kolkata
This building is equipped with intelligent humidification controls, CO2 monitoring sensors, waste water recycling & rainwater harvesting systems.
7. Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, New Delhi
It is India’s first “zero-energy” building. This structure has a rooftop solar PV system that generates 14 lakh Unit kWh. Indira Paryavaran Bhawan was designed to ensure daylight in its 75% occupied area.
8. Infosys, Hyderabad
Infosys, a global Technology and Consulting leader, was awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and India ‘Platinum’ rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for the Software Development Block 1 (SDB 1) at its Pocharam campus in Hyderabad, India.
9. Patni (i-Gate) Knowledge Center, Noida
The building constructed at Patni (i-GATE) Knowledge center in Noida utilizes mechanical, electrical and architectural strategies to minimize energy consumption.
10. Doon School – Dehradun
It is India’s first green school campus that implemented recycling measures and successfully achieved complete self-sufficiency in energy, organic fertilizers and water.