India : Energy Management Institute Building goes Green

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Energy Management Institute (EMI) at Sreekaryam in Thiruvananthapuram, India, will be LEED-certified green building and carbon neutral. This 40,000 sq. ft. two-storey structure will be solar powered with facilities for the generation of 50 kW of energy.

According to Energy Management Centre Kerala, the building aims to be completed by the end of the year. The building will also be surrounded by greenery to neutralize carbon emissions. In regards to any safety factors, the building has been designed to withstand earthquakes as strong as eight on the Richter scale.

The building’s structural design plans to increase the building size to five storeys. Other sustainable measures include rain water harvesting and waste water recycling facilities which have been applied to the building’s master plan.

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