India : 2% incentive for a smart green city in Kolkata

Kolkata, Indien / Kolkata, India

The meeting among NKDA seniors was held in Kolkata to discuss ways to implement green building incentives. The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) encouraged builders to build more green buildings in Rajarhat, New Town. This movement aims to develop New Town into a smart green city.

NKDA announced a green signal to the settlement of 2% reduction in the building plan sanction fee for developers who were able to use the dual-pipe system for recycling grey water. The 2% incentives would also be given to buildings whose solid waste management was able to be recycled through composting.

According to town officials, the current rules will be modified by the state government once the recommendations have been passed. The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) said that a 2% incentive has already been administered for having provisions of rainwater harvesting and solar energy.

Aiming to turn New Town into a solar city, authorities made it mandatory for all buildings, including commercial and residential multi-storied high rises, in the town to install solar rooftop panels that could meet 2% of the total electrical load into their building.

On the other hand, a few recommendations from the green building technical committee of the state urban development department is to be considered. Among these recommendations include the use of two glass panels with a layer of 6 mm air in between to ensure good insulation, the use of autoclaved aera ted concrete bricks to help the interior become cool, dual plumbing system for water re-use, more open space, and the use of LED fixtures.

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