Net zero energy building.

Net zero energy building.

Brief Notes about Net zero energy building:

It was built using energy-efficient building techniques and solar passive design, making it the first net zero energy building in India. 

The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and the Society for the Development and Study of Sustainable Habitats organised a tour of the Indira Entity Bhavan, a building under the control of the Central Government, on Tuesday. It was intended to emphasise the necessity for additional such structures throughout the nation.

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The Indira Paryavaran Bhavan is one of the first structures in India to have applied energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies on a big scale, according to TERI (Sustainable Habitat Division) head Mili Majumdar. 

It is one of the outstanding projects to receive a Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment [GRIHA] rating and has established benchmarks that subsequent structures in the area can follow. 

The building has a 31,488 square metre total plinth area and an earthquake-resistant framework. Just 30% of the overall area is occupied by it, while more than 50% of the outside is covered in soft vegetation like grass and plantations.

The structure contains a subterranean robotic parking system with space for 330 vehicles. To reduce energy consumption, thin-client networking systems have been offered in place of traditional desktop computers. “Buildings have a significant impact on the economy, the environment, and human health. 

The energy required to heat and power our structures results in enormous energy consumption, mostly from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gases, which produce a large amount of carbon dioxide, a most common greenhouse gas. 

According to Ms. Majumdar, “the effective implementation of green building solutions can maximize the both financial and ecological performances of buildings. The following characteristics have earned the building a 5-star (provisional) grade from GRIHA.

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