Bom­bay House bags IGBC Plat­inum green rat­ing

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

Bom­bay House, the Tata group’s HQ in Mum­bai, is the first and only her­itage build­ing in In­dia to be awarded the pres­ti­gious ‘Plat­inum Rat­ing’ by the In­dian Green Build­ing Coun­cil (IGBC), un­der their ex­ist­ing build­ing (EB) rat­ing sys­tem. Built in 1923, Bom­bay House was de­signed by Bri­tish ar­chi­tect Ge­orge Wit­tet, who also de­signed the Gate­way of In­dia, Ch­hat­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj Vastu San­gra­ha­laya (ear­lier known as Prince of Wales Mu­seum) etc. Some sus­tain­able prac­tices at Bom­bay House are: Re­duc­tion in wa­ter con­sump­tion: The build­ing has re­duced con­sump­tion of mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion wa­ter by 35%. Use of RE: The build­ing has an off-site grid tied so­lar pho­to­voltaic (PV) in­stal­la­tion of 87.5 kwP, thereby pro­duc­ing 1,43,718 kwh (elec­tri­cal units – es­ti­mated) an­nu­ally.

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