Bombay House bags IGBC Platinum green rating
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.