MALLS TAKE CAR­BON FOOT­PRINT RE­DUC­TION SE­RI­OUSLY

FROM ENERGY-EF­FI­CIENT FIT­TINGS TO ARCHITECTURE THAT RE­DUCES THE NEED FOR HIGH AIR-CON­DI­TION­ING, MANY MALLS ARE LEAD­ING THE WAY IN EN­VI­RON­MEN­TALLY FRIENDLY DE­SIGNS.

Shopping Center News - - INITIATIVE - (Above men­tioned in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided for the Images Shop­ping Cen­tre Awards 2017)

INOR­BIT WHITE­FIELD

> Re­new­able Energy – Us­ing wind energy for mall op­er­a­tions to an ex­tent of 90 per­cent of to­tal power con­sump­tion.

> No Plas­tic – All re­tail­ers in mall use re­cy­clable bags and pa­per bags with 100 per­cent ad­her­ence

> Hor­ti­cul­ture – 20 per­cent of mall area is cov­ered with green­ery, and more plan­ta­tion is be­ing done

> 100 Per­cent Re­cy­cling of Waste Wa­ter Through the STP plant, 100KL waste wa­ter re­cy­cling takes place on an av­er­age of per day.

> Rain Wa­ter Har­vest­ing - Cre­at­ing trenches to di­vert rain wa­ter to bore well recharg­ing and im­prove the ground wa­ter source. > Waste Man­age­ment – OWC plant in­stalled in the mall com­pound to gen­er­ate 400kg of or­ganic com­pos­ite ev­ery day. All wet waste is re­cy­cled 100 per­cent.

> Us­age of LED Light­ing - Across all floors in­clud­ing re­tail­ers are en­cour­aged to re­duce car­bon monox­ide emis­sion and con­sume less energy. > HVAC Gas – The mall has changed from R22

to R134 to save the Ozone layer.

> Wa­ter Con­ser­va­tion – In­stalled wa­ter sav­ing adap­tors (sprin­klers) in all tapes to re­duce wastage of wa­ter.

> So­lar Power Sys­tem - To man­age the emer­gency light­ing in com­mon ar­eas, 50 per­cent of the area has been cov­ered. > Kiosk Space - Re­tail­ers pro­mot­ing green ini­tia­tives like “Take my Plant” (Sales in-house plants) and E-Co­conut (Co­conut sourced through farmer di­rectly and the waste is 100 per­cent re­cy­cled).

• Used Oil & E-Waste - which is gen­er­ated due to plant and machin­ery and F&B out­lets is re­cy­cled through an au­tho­rized ven­dor who en­sures it is not dis­posed haz­ardously but re­cy­cled

BROOKEFIELDS, COIMBATORE

> In­stalled 275 Kwa rooftop so­lar sav­ing 4 lakh units and re­duce 3000 tonnes of CO2 an­nu­ally > In­stalled 100 Kg Ca­pac­ity of Bio-Or­ganic waste com­post­ing ma­chine. 80 per­cent of the wet waste gen­er­ated by the mall is turned to com­post and do­nated to nurs­eries. > For the fi­nan­cial year 2016-17 other than the 4 lakhs gen­er­ated on­site through so­lar nearly 85 per­cent of the re­main­ing con­sump­tion came through wind power. > Has de­vel­oped green belt in mall fa­cade

area.

> Has in­stalled CFLs / LED lights for energy

con­ser­va­tion.

> Has in­stalled 14,000 KW Wind power plants and has gen­er­ated 2.2 Crores units of power for the last three years and has re­duced CO2 ap­prox­i­mately 5000 tonnes an­nu­ally. > Has pro­vided 20 nos. Rain Wa­ter Har­vest­ing pits at the mall pe­riph­eral area to save rain wa­ter.

> Has in­stalled 200 KLD STP for treat­ing sewage wa­ter and is pump­ing it into the cool­ing tower (AC pur­pose) af­ter treat­ment. > As a part of mall mar­ket­ing and CSR ini­tia­tives, has ini­ti­ated and founded Ko­vai Green League with Bosch, WWF-In­dia and Ro­tary Club of Coimbatore to in­crease the green cover of the city by part­ner­ing with schools and col­leges. Through the fo­rum the fol­low­ing has been achieved: Con­ducted ses­sions for over 3000+ stu­dents on Car­bon Foot­print, Wealth out of Waste and formed Green Cham­pion clubs in all schools so that they can take the green ini­tia­tive for­ward.

Con­ducted Green­est Cam­pus Award for schools to en­cour­age and rec­og­nize green cam­puses.

LULU MALL, KOCHI

The mall has been un­der­tak­ing sev­eral en­vi­ron­ment friendly steps right from the con­struc­tion stage:

> The build­ing has been fit­ted with opaque walls, which will ra­di­ate lesser amount of heat, thus help­ing to save energy w.r.t the HVAC sys­tems.

> Has a well-equipped Sewage Treat­ment Plant which helps us to re­cy­cle the wa­ter for daily mall op­er­a­tions

> A rain wa­ter har­vest­ing sys­tem with near to 10 lakh lit­ters ca­pac­ity is an­other mea­sure un­der­taken by the mall to­wards a greener to­mor­row. As a pol­icy, the mall en­sures ef­fec­tive garbage sep­a­ra­tion is done at all col­lec­tion points and has in­vested in a wet waste de­com­pose ma­chine to con­vert waste to ma­nure.

> All chem­i­cals used for clean­ing are ecofriendly and all the wash room basin faucets have re­duc­ers fixed to con­trol wa­ter wastage. Apart from this, aimed at mo­bi­liz­ing the en­tire city by cre­at­ing aware­ness about pre­serv­ing the planet and con­serv­ing its re­sources,

> Na­ture First - Lulu Group’s CSR ini­tia­tive of the year 2016 has been gain­ing the sup­port of the pub­lic at large. The year­long cam­paign touched upon ac­tiv­i­ties re­lat­ing to the sus­tain­abil­ity of the en­vi­ron­ment. To draw at­ten­tion to this vi­tal cause, a 15-day cel­e­bra­tion was held in the mall in the month of June where top­ics rang­ing from pro­tec­tion of wildlife & rare plants, food wastage, use of al­ter­nate tech­nol­ogy for energy con­ser­va­tion and more was ad­dressed. Over 10,000 saplings were given out to cus­tomers.

> The mall is cur­rently a Gov­ern­ment of Ker­ala cer­ti­fied e-waste col­lec­tion cen­tre. Over the en­tire year the mall has tried to in­cor­po­rate an ‘en­vi­ron­ment friendly’ mes­sage in all events. For Onam, a gi­gan­tic ‘Maveli’ (the king in who’s re­mem­brance the fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated) was fab­ri­cated by the mall and artists from the Kochi Bi­en­nale Foun­da­tion (KBF) us­ing na­ture friendly ma­te­ri­als. The su­per­sized Maveli – made out of iron, spe­cial pa­pers, jute, cloth, coir, rope and re­claimed wood drew the at­ten­tion of our cus­tomers to­wards the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling and en­sur­ing sus­tain­abil­ity of the en­vi­ron­ment in ev­ery which way pos­si­ble.

VI­VIANA MALL, THANE

> Vi­viana Mall is the first mall in In­dia to in­stall a 900KVA so­lar power plant at a sin­gle site on its rooftop. Gen­er­at­ing 91000 watt in a month through so­lar energy, the mall aims to gen­er­ate around 33 lakh unit of elec­tric­ity in the next three years us­ing so­lar energy. The mall has in­stalled so­lar pow­ered street lights around the mall. > Vi­viana has its own ‘Or­ganic Waste Man­age­ment’ plant for treat­ing or­ganic waste into ma­nure. All the food waste gen­er­ated is con­verted to or­ganic ma­nure on a daily ba­sis. Ev­ery month, around 5,500kg of ma­nure is gen­er­ated which gets dis­trib­uted to cus­tomers free of cost and also used for de­vel­op­ing green­ery around the mall.

> Other eco-friendly ini­tia­tives: The mall has made spe­cial pro­vi­sions for waste man­age­ment with seg­re­ga­tion be­tween dry & wet waste. This will be fur­ther di­vided into plas­tic, pa­per, metal, glass, e-waste and wasted food items.

> The mall pro­motes about sus­tain­abil­ity to the var­i­ous stake­hold­ers from the out­set through en­gage­ment ini­tia­tives with ten­ants and by pro­vid­ing an eco-learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for shop­pers. Vi­viana mall is con­sis­tently tak­ing steps in launch­ing eco-friendly ini­tia­tives and en­cour­ag­ing re­tail part­ners to adapt green prac­tice in rou­tine wher­ever ap­pli­ca­ble.

> Con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als used in the mall are re­gional and with high re­cy­cled con­tents. The paints and ad­he­sives used have low VOCs and the ex­ter­nal paints have low emis­siv­ity prop­er­ties to re­flect back more than 90 per­cent of the in­ci­dent heat. The ma­te­rial de­signs and sizes are planned such to min­i­mize ma­te­rial wastage.

> The green­ery around the mall is planned in such a way that it helps to re­duce the heat sur­round­ing the mall and the load on HVAC sys­tem. A sep­a­rate AHU with fresh air sys­tem has been in­stalled at the food court to keep the odour con­fined to the area. > For a vig­or­ous in­door en­vi­ron­ment, a 30 per­cent in­creased ven­ti­la­tion and MERV 13 fil­ters have also been in­stalled. The roof­ing sys­tems adopted for all atria & food court of mall com­prise of ex­cel­lent acous­ti­cal & heat in­su­la­tion val­ues sup­ported by stun­ning truss de­signs.

ORION MALL, BENGALURU

> 100 per­cent of Mall dé­cor light­ing is LED

which re­duces light­ing cost by 90 per­cent. > 85 per­cent of the elec­tric­ity used in­Orion

mall comes from re­new­able Wind Energy. > Equipped with Flow re­stric­tor’s in­all wash basin taps to re­duce wa­ter con­sump­tion upto 75 per­cent.

> 60 per­cent of AC load is be­ing fed from eco­nomic friendly air cooled chillers, equipped with free cool­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

> Zero Wa­ter Dis­charge: Equipped with “state of the art” sewage treat­ment plant, of 450 KLD to en­sure re­cy­cling of 100 per­cent of waste wa­ter. The tech­nol­ogy used is one of the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in waste wa­ter treat­ment, ‘Mem­brane Bio-Re­ac­tor’. > Equipped with Scrub­ber in kitchen ex­haust

sys­tem to avoid air pol­lu­tion.

> LED light fix­tures in­stalled in of­fice and

com­mon area for power sav­ing.

> En­tire Atrium ceil­ing fit­ted with glass to uti­lize sun­light in day­time and con­serve elec­tric­ity

> Equipped with Or­ganic Waste Con­verter to gen­er­ate Or­ganic Ma­nure out of Wet waste gen­er­ated and thereby con­vert­ing 100 per­cent wet waste to ma­nure.

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