India : Praj Tower receives ‘Platinum’ LEED Certification

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Praj Industries’ Corporate & Registered Office “Praj Tower” at Hinjewadihas received the prestigious Platinum Certification from The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

Some of the key points contributing towards the Platinum Certification are, Rainwater harvesting is done for 100% site area; Recycle and reuse of treated sewage water for flushing and landscaping; Use of environment friendly refrigerant in Air Conditioning; Use of Low VOC paints; FSC Certified Wood; Solar Panels Installed on the roof for generation of 30 KW power; CO2 sensors are installed to control CO2 levels inside the space.

Building is 25% energy efficient as compared to other similar buildings. The environmental impact of the building, while under construction has been minimal. Praj took great care to preserve existing trees and the top soil. Praj shifted its corporate and registered office to Praj Tower in February 2014.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED 2011 for INDIA) India Rating System was licensed by USGBC to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings. The “Praj Tower” Hinjewadi, Puneproject was evaluated according to the report organised into five environmental categories as defined by LEED – INDIA which include – Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality

Expressing his delight, Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries said, “Prajhas always adopted best practices for sustainable development and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts towards energy efficiency.The IGBC ’Platinum’ certification will strengthen our commitment and help set benchmarks in our endeavors. We look forward to paving the way by establishing ourselves as a global standard for companies going Green”

Source: Solar Quarter

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