Green Ini­tia­tive

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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

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