Keeping in mind our customers needs and preferences, we have designed the project to ensure a complete sense of oneness with its natural surroundings. Wind chimes comprise over 80 per cent green open spaces and will provide health- friendly interior spaces, energy-efficient lighting and low flow water fixtures.
A significant portion of the building materials that will be used will ensure minimal environmental impact during the construction process. Other eco-friendly features include rainwater harvesting facilities, water recycling and re-use, and an organic waste converter.
In the first half of 2015, India crossed the 3 billion sq. ft. mark of registered green building development, and today comes second to the US only in terms of overall green footprint. As more green buildings emerge and builders adopt emerging sustainability standards and approaches, large-scale, sustainable urbanization is the only way forward.
We must constantly evaluate and implement ways to reduce our environmental footprint (and that of our supply chain) via technology/process intervention and best practices knowledge sharing within the ecosystem.
Bengalurus phenomenal economic growth is today universally acknowledged. Having emerged as a global hub for new service sector economies like IT and biotechnology over the last few decades, the city is now also home to more than 50 per cent of India’s start-ups. Perceived as a fast growing metropolis that provides an ideal ecosystem for career growth, entrepreneurial opportunities and varied options for life after work, Bengaluru attracts talent from across India and the globe. Bengalurus population is expected to exceed 14 million by 2030. As the city gears up for impending urban transformation of unprecedented scale and speed, it is important to adopt a long-term, systemic approach to city planning and development - one that will focus on cohesive and concerted efforts towards sustainable urbanization.
Such an approach begins with a careful consideration of the citys energy consumption trends and predictions, the availability of natural resources like water and green cover, urban waste management needs, among other factors. It also takes into account impending migration, and the resulting infrastructure, energy and (other) resource requirements, and adopts green technology best practices on a widespread basis to achieve sustainable, smart outcomes for all citizens.
Green buildings are an integral part of this effort. Green buildings are built to be in harmony with nature. They consume less water, optimize energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and generate less waste, while providing healthier living spaces for occupants (as compared to conventional buildings). A truly green approach in this context seeks to ensure that the entire lifecycle of a building - from planning and design, to construction, occupancy and end-of-life phase - is sustainable.
Green buildings can achieve 35 per cent reduction in energy use, 35 per cent reduction in GHG emissions, 40 per cent reduction in water use and 70 per cent reduction in waste outputs. Any marginal increment in development costs is soon offset by commensurate reduction in energy and water consumption thus making green buildings more economical in the long run.
The discerning Bengalurean today prefers to make ethically conscious decisions by choosing to associate with brands that have successfully incorporated sustainability best practices in the design and development of projects. Keeping that in mind, our on-going and forthcoming projects like Wind chimes, our newest project on Bannerghatta Road, is IGBC (Indian Green Building)
Also, since a sizeable share of Bengalurus population lives in compromised/informal settlements, it will be important to apply tested and proven green principles to the design and development of affordable homes for the citys lower income groups, in order to truly achieve mass scale sustainable urbanization. Currently, Bengaluru is one of the most preferred residential real estate markets in India, and is primarily end user driven.