India’s First 100% Green Building Will Come Up In Hyderabad In March 2023

Hyderabad will earn a distinction in March next year when a first-of-a-kind 100 per cent green building will be set up at Mint Compound. It is quite appropriate that spread over 2,591 square metres, the green building will have the offices of State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO), Super Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and Grid-Interactive Net Zero Energy.

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Examining the construction of the building, TSREDCO chairman Y Sathish Reddy said the approximate date of project completion was March 2023, “TSREDCO is leading by example by coming up with the country’s first 100 per cent green government building. Once operational, more such environmental-friendly buildings will come up in large numbers across the country,” he added.

The sprawling green building will boat of a wind tower, a real-time LED display, a Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BVIP) over the courtyard, recycled timber vertical slabs and movable shading screens. Besides, the building will be equipped with fire detection and alarm, air conditioning and ventilation, electric lighting, total building energy consumption and real-time analytical data, information dashboards, and external LED display among others. The water management procedure adopted includes the construction of rainwater collection tanks and measures to control urban flooding in and around the building.

A structural efficiency system is in place with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete blocks and flat slab construction. The system will take up 10 per cent less reinforcement steel compared to conventional structural systems for office buildings.

The layout of the building gives unobstructed access to westerly winds, making the structure a natural ventilation potential building. The solar panels provide shade to the courtyard and the roof.  This reduced irradiation by as much as around 60 per cent.

What Is A Green Building

A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. There are a number of features which can make a building ‘green’. These include efficient use of energy, water and other resources, use of renewable energy, waste reduction measures, adoption of re-use and recycling, consideration of the environment in design, construction and operation.

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