The new Head office building of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has been awarded the prestigious GOLD certification under LEED INDIA New Construction rating system by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its commitment to sustainable development.
Green Building Consultancy Services, one of the lines of businesses of Electricals & Electronics Division at Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. was the Green Building consultant and Hiten Sethi Associates (HSA) was the Architectural Consultant on onboard for the project.
The Head Office building of NMMC is located at Belapur, Navi Mumbai, has a total built up area of 33,258 square meters and houses various Administrative, Engineering departments, Political Head offices and General Body hall under one roof. Project was visualized as imposing and expressive, an identity of the corporation which has proved itself successfully in a very short time span.
Uniqueness of this project can be defined through various aspects right from Location and Site Character to Planning concept, Structural system, Use of materials, sustainable technologies for essential services and aesthetic approach.
The project was completed in 2014 and symbolizes the NMMC’s move towards an environment friendly future. The features in this building are:
- Efficient building envelope with high performance glazing
- Efficient lighting system
- Energy Efficient Water cooled chiller
- Variable speed chilled water pumping system
- Variable Frequency drives on Air Handling units
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Water Reuse
- Rain water harvesting
- Native and adaptive vegetation consuming less water
- Ample landscape
- Use of low VOC paints, adhesives, sealants
Speaking on the achievement, Mr. George Menezes, COO – Godrej Electricals & Electronics Division said, “It’s a matter of great pride for our Green Building vertical, which played a pivotal role in getting the GOLD certification for this iconic building, a first of its kind in the municipal corporations, where on such a large scale all tenets of sustainability have been so nicely woven into the building’s design, construction and operations”.
Mr. H.N. Daruwalla, Exec. VP – Godrej Electricals & Electronics Divisioncommented, “It is indeed creditable that NMMC has taken a lead in promoting green building concept. It is very heartening to see that NMMC has taken a bold step of putting up a GOLD certified building under LEED New Construction category. The project will be saving 22 per cent on energy and 43 per cent on potable water every year and at the same time provide excellent Indoor Air Quality for the health of employees as well as improve efficiency levels by providing Green Environment. The example of NMMC should be widely published for many government organizations to take lead in green direction.”
Mr. Rumi Engineer, Business Head – Green Building Consultancy Services, Godrej Electricals & Electronics Division said, “It’s really a commendable achievement by the entire team involved in the design and construction of NMMC headquarters. This project will definitely pave way to more sustainable development by government and municipal councils across India.”