LEED-ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Nhava Sheva

Nhava Sheva (In­dia) Gate­way Ter­mi­nal (NSIGT) is now LEED Plat­inum and was cer­ti­fied by Green Busi­ness Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Inc. (GBCI) us­ing the Com­mer­cial In­te­ri­ors 2009 rating sys­tem.

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DP World op­er­ated the Nhava Sheva (In­dia) Gate­way Ter­mi­nal (NSIGT) has cre­ated an­other bench­mark in the lo­gis­tics sec­tor in the coun­try. The con­tainer han­dling fa­cil­ity NSIGT has been awarded the Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign (LEED) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The ter­mi­nal has a re­source ef­fi­cient build­ing which utilises less wa­ter and en­ergy, and re­duces green­house gas emis­sions. It ac­com­plished an im­pres­sive 89 out of 110 points in var­i­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal cat­e­gories to re­ceive this cer­tifi­cate.

LEED-cer­ti­fied spa­ces re­duce car­bon emis­sions and con­trib­ute to a health­ier en­vi­ron­ment for res­i­dents, work­ers and the larger com­mu­nity. In­dia is ranked third on the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil’s (USGBC) rank­ing of top 10 coun­tries for LEED-cer­ti­fied build­ings. Anil Singh, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, DP World Sub­con­ti­nent said, “At NSIGT, we have in­te­grated a num­ber of sus­tain­able and en­ergy ef­fi­cient ini­tia­tives mak­ing it an ex­em­plary model for fu­ture port de­vel­op­ments in In­dia. The ter­mi­nal also aids in the Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Ac­tion Plan on Cli­mate Change (NAPCC), by im­ple­ment­ing com­pre­hen­sive strate­gies to clean up the air, wa­ter and land in In­dia.”

The ter­mi­nal func­tions on a trans­porta­tion pol­icy for build­ing users or vis­i­tors which en­cour­ages the use of mass tran­sit. This helps to de­crease land de­vel­op­ment im­pacts from the use of au­to­mo­biles. The ter­mi­nal also has en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly equip­ment like the Elec­tric Rub­ber Tyre Gantries (E-RTG’s) which run on elec­tric­ity in­stead of diesel, re­duc­ing the ter­mi­nal’s car­bon foot­print.

“NSIGT’s LEED cer­ti­fi­ca­tion demon­strates tremen­dous green build­ing lead­er­ship,” said Ma­hesh Ra­manu­jam, Pres­i­dent and CEO, USGBC and GBCI. “LEED was cre­ated to make the world a bet­ter place and rev­o­lu­tionise the built en­vi­ron­ment by pro­vid­ing ev­ery­one with healthy, green and high per­form­ing build­ings.”

NSIGT ef­fi­ciently saves 40 per cent of potable wa­ter by use of low flow plumb­ing fix­tures, re­sult­ing in more than one lakh litre of wa­ter be­ing saved an­nu­ally. Treated wa­ter from the sewage treat­ment plant is used for 100 per cent of land­scap­ing wa­ter and flush­ing wa­ter de­mand fur­ther sav­ing potable wa­ter.

NSIGT ef­fi­ciently saves 40 per cent of potable wa­ter by use of low flow plumb­ing fix­tures, re­sult­ing in more than one lakh litre of wa­ter be­ing saved an­nu­ally

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