Kohinoor Hospital embraces healthy building

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Mumbai, July 13 (ANI/Business Wire India): Kohinoor Planet Constructions Pvt Ltd., the real estate arm of the Kohinoor group, is developing the first platinum LEED certified green hospital in the country.

The 150 bed, multi-specialty Kohinoor hospital is implementing a range of energy efficient measures to reduce energy consumption, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of patient care.

Research has shown that hospitals are resource intensive organizations that consume large volumes of energy and water - typically around 15-20 percent of a hospital's operational expense is spent on energy and water.

To make hospital infrastructure more environmentally responsible, healthy and sustainable (green), the appropriate expertise and decision-making needs to occur at the design and construction stage.

This will ensure that the facility will deliver improved levels of patient care and reduce operational expenses, especially in respect to energy and water usage.

Kohinoor will work with Trane to install its energy efficient chilled water system into the hospital. These cooling systems meet the demanding criterion of minimum power consumption as specified for Green Building applications by the India Green Building Council (IGBC).

By investing in energy efficient cooling systems and other integrated green features, the Kohinoor Group expects to have its hospital certified under U.S Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED program.

"Indian healthcare infrastructure is at a critical juncture and is expected to rise exponentially in the near future so that is why Kohinoor hospital wants to be the best prepared to meet the demand with energy efficient and environmentally responsible building solutions," said Sudesh Bhelekar, general manager - MEP, Kohinoor Constructions.

"Our selection of Trane was based on the highest energy efficiency and Coefficient of Performance coupled with its global reputation of offering top-of-the- line HVAC systems available in the market today," added Bhelekar.

Trane has been providing HVAC systems, services and solutions to customers in India since 1993. Their systems can be found in leading luxury hotel chains, commercial buildings, malls, and pharmaceutical companies.

Trane's approach is to look at building systems as a long-term asset, ensuring that they are energy efficient, meet customer needs and deliver an attractive return on investment.

Trane achieves these goals by working closely with clients and providing integrated systems and services. (ANI)

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