World's tallest green building soon in Kolkata

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Kolkata, Nov 27 (UNI) Leading real estate developers in the eastern India-- PS Group and Srijan group today announced their 50-50 JV for constructing a Rs 100 crore green building called Tech Park by June next.

PS Group CMD Pradip Chopra said the green building, the world's tallest monolithic green building in the city, is the second in Kolkata after Technopolis at Rajarhat in the outskirts of the city .

'' The Tech park, build on 500,000sq ft, will provide fresh working atmosphere for 5000 professionals,'' he said.

It would have ductless automatic ventilation system with Carbon dioxide monitoring system in parking areas, for 250 cars and 200 cycles, he said adding that it would have a Sewage Treatment Plant along with rainwater harvesting system.

Green building saves 20 per cent of energy annually, 20 per cent water, reduces 38 per cent in waste water produce and 22 per cent in construction waste. It also reduces the building's impact on human health and environment.

''Earlier, health was the last parameter the realtors considered while constructing buildings. But now it is the first priority,'' Mr Chopra informed saying several poisonous green house gases like Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are emitted from the AC's, carpets, paints and parking areas of the normal buildings but the Tech Park would increase the efficiency and productivity of the workers as it has CO2 sensors to monitor indoor air quality.

An effective green building reduces maintenance cost by 25 per cent using less energy and water, improves health , reduces environmental hazards by lessening storm water runoff and heat island effect.

The Tech park is the first building with ISO 9000, 14000, 18000 with LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a rating system developed by the US Green Building Council.

The JV group is also planning to construct four green SEZs at Jaipur, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh and Kolkata.

UNI

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