Category : Green Initiative Project : Mustard MERIT : FRDC
The design objective for Mustard in terms of the sustainability initiative was to emulate the change through their store by offering a brand new retail experience which was efficiently and effectively Green. The core objective was to optimise and save energy consumption, material wastage, and use green and eco friendly materials besides using best practises within permissible limits.
Following USGBC’s guidelines of LEED compliant retail interiors, the attempt was to create a store that complements the brand and gives value to inclusive design. There was a conscious decision to keep the space natural and original. To achieve this there were interventions taken to reduce the energy consumption by using LED lights within the store. There was also a conscious decision to re-use certain reclaimed items such as doors etc., which were already existing in the store. In addition to this, the design called for effective use of eco friendly materials with minimum wastage like Raw Cement fibre boards, Eco plus Elitecrete flooring and a minimum use of water in the store during construction.
The Plywood used through the store was certified under FSCI and IGBC. The wall panel cladding was done with non-asbestos fibre cement boards which are essentially a composite of sand, cement and cellulose fibres(made from farmed raw materials).
All the production work was carried out by using ZERO energy and during construction of the store, a ‘Zero water’ was used in the process to lessen carbon footprint. Handmade furniture and fixing was also adopted as part of the green processes