Bangalore, Feb 23: 'BCIL Collective', a green project initiative being developed by Biodiversity Conservation India Limited, an alternate technology enterprise is all poised to be the first-of-its kind green project in a large scale residential complex space. It aims at being ecologically sustainable and earning carbon credits for residents through reduced green house gas emission and lowered consumption of resources.
Walk into a home that is naturally airconditioned, uses sunlight to warm rooms, allows you to recycle the dirty water flowing out of your sink, churns out fresh vegetables and kitchen herbs on your table daily and ensures that your kitchen waste is useful compost.
The complex has been designed to save 35000 litres of water per home per year by focussing on rain water harvesting and recycling within residential complex. Fresh water need is reduced by about 40 per cent which amounts to about 40,000 litres saved per family per year," BCIL CEO Chandrashekar Hariharan told reporters here.
Currently there are 164 green buildings in the commercial complex space and some individual houses built on these lines by those who were ecologically concerned. The Yelahanka-located complex housing 120 units spread over three acres, uses low-embodied energy building material which
would help in earning carbon credits which converts to Rs 75,000 per annum per home or total annual campus carbon credit of Rs nine lakh.