A US-based climate conservation body has awarded gold rating to a commercial complex in the city to acknowledge the energy consumption measures adopted.
With the certification of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold rating by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the business centre in Sector 45 has become part of the league of four such buildings in Gurgaon.
Earlier, the ITC Green Building, Wipro Green Building and IRRAD headquarters have got similar certification. The new complex designed by Unitech has also been approved by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
Unitech officials said the commercial tower has various features which help in minimising pollution and reducing water consumption. The waste products generated during its construction were segregated and more than 90% was diverted from landfill by reusing. Also, low volatile organic compound paints and adhesive was used to enhance indoor environment for the occupants’ comfort. The complex also has various water efficient fixtures and uses recycled water for flushing.
Apart from installing water-efficient motors and blowers, the complex is structured in a manner to protect it from direct sunlight, reducing glare on the work stations and load on the air conditioning systems.
“There is great future for green buildings, where in we can use the natural available resources and recycle them,” said PK Magu, president, Architecture and Planning of Unitech Ltd. Huda City Centre Metro station is also in queue to get green certification.