India s first of its kind 100% self sufficient multi storied residential building.
Orange County 2 is a residential project done by SCN Groups at Pashan, Pune. The group has built Orange County 2, a nine storied residential building having 36 flats, ( 27 flats : 2 BHK and 9 flats : 3 BHK ) which is in true sense self sufficient building in terms of electricity, water, sewage and garbage processing. Background : The concept has originated from Orange County by SCN Groups. The architectural planning is the Atma of the entire concept. The result, when flats were given possession in October 2007 almost all flats were occupied within no time. The maximum demand of electricity is 83 kvA as against installed / theoretical required capacity of Transformer of 630 kvA (which is just 18% of total available capacity).
How this has been achieved ?
Reducing the use of electricity.
Using energy efficient fixtures and fittings.
Using green power for minimum basic needs.
Installing the systems of optimum capacity.
Natural Ventilation considering local wind data and solar path analysis.
The use of sustainable materials.
No Common wall in between any of the flat which achieves very good cross ventilation.
The correct usage of natural resources.
Total area of opening ( inlet and outlet ) is more than 30% of floor area.Presentation : Towards Sustainable Development :
An environmentally friendly lifestyle. which has been confirmed later on by computer simulation.
Architectural Planning :
Building is planned to have maximum Natural Light.
All flats are Three Sided Open.
Minimum Lux level under overcast sky conditions for a typical summer day.
Common lighting in outdoor passage as well as parking areas has T5-28W tube lights. TV.
Consideration for Execution of Residential Area :
All points ( Light.
All flats have solar water heating system. Fan. Water Pumps etc. after sunset they will automatically turn on and then
.e. are running on Green Energy .Kitchen / Dining : 200 Lux Living Room : 50 Lux Study Room and Common Bed Room : 160 Lux Circulation : 30 Lux
The practical results achieved are in consistent with the theoretical considerations. ) except power points in all flats have Green Energy as primary source and grid energy as Stand by . These all light points have time and motion sensors i.
Common amenities such as Lift. Computer etc.
The lights start again when there is any motion. Due to this the energy consumption will be as per the weight inside the lift and this lift always run on Green Energy .CFL lights only.T5-28 W or CFL only. which saves electricity in common area by 80%. To make sure that the flat owner will use the same energy efficient fixtures throughout the life the building has a unique system which is as follows :
All Toilets & Terraces.
It is compulsory to use energy efficient fixtures & fittings in each flat such as :
All Tube Lights. it is without a machine room.Energy Saver or Power Saver .e. Thus the building practically runs on only 27W power throughout the night. every mid landing has 3W LED light which is sufficient for the entire common area.
Again all these light points are on Green Energy .
One of the two lifts is Green Lift i. and turn off automatically when there is no motion for a period of one minute. To avoid any mishap. gear less and is fitted with weight-sensing device.turn off during availability of optimal sunlight.
Then only possession is given.
All Fans .
At night all the 9 floors are dark.50 W only.
Normally minimum 3 T5 Tube Lights.5Amp. 2 CFL.e. which limits use of current from Green Energy up to 1.5 Amp current.5 Amp. i. which will create awareness towards energy saving. the system will change automatically from Green Energy to Grid Energy . This will be shown by LED on the changeover box. 1 TV / Computer can run in the limit of 1.
Green energy is free of cost to flat holders this automatically controls the usage of Grid Energy. 2 Fans.
If the consumption exceeds 1.Every flat has Blink Free Changeover (BFC) switch.
. which will be able to produce.e.e. each of capacity 144 Watt i.
The battery is SMFVRLA type ( 2V. i.Hybrid Power System :
The system has two windmills located on top of the terrace. each of capacity 120W and 54 solar PV Panels. each of capacity 5KW peak and 36 solar PV Panels.
DELTA :: Innovative Solar Water Heating System
The maximum domestic electrical consumption is attributed to water heating. we have provided fully programmable solar water heating system of 5000 liters per day. : 180) having expected life span of around 10 years. totaling to 12. maximum 60 units per day. 200Ah. Therefore to minimize this consumption. No. combined together.
The Hybrid Power Collector (HPC) is designed to generate electricity even at wind speed as low as 2m/sec (being hybrid energy source and using boost charging method). for 365 days. without any maintenance. Thus the building does not require any other backup.e. 22 KW peak i.
The battery caters the need of entire building for 24 hours. (approximate 55% of domestic electrical consumption in this part of the country).0 KW peak.
The HPC has a display panel which shows all the details of hourly electricity produced by both windmills and solar PV separately.
fitted with electrical heating coil of 3KW rating with ISI mark thermostat.
There is a Programmable Logic Controller ( PLC ) for automation to ensure that each flat gets fixed quantity of hot water.
. intermittent use. Instead.27 Flats ( 2BHK ) : 125 liters per flat per day = 3375 9 Flats ( 3 BHK ) : 150 liters per flat per day = 1350 4725
In this option there is no big solar water tank on the roof. for 2BHK : 125 liters per day and for 3BHK : 150 liters per day.
Problems associated with conventional solar water heating system for a multi-storied residential building. and also the electrical heater maintains the minimum reserve level of hot water at any given time. leading to disputes.
The number of persons in a flat and hot water usage habits per person vary resulting in failure of designed capacity standard requirement.
Lack of control on consumption of hot water by members resulting in unequal hot water distribution leading to misunderstanding between residents. each flat is provided with one insulated hot water tank of the capacity.
Round the clock availability of hot water if provided. means uncontrolled. This results in mixing of cold water in the hot water tank and unsatisfactory system performance.
it consumes electricity from common meter.
Heavy heat loss during transfer of hot water from the tank at the roof top to flat due to difference of temperature at the peak bathing hours in during morning-evening.If provided-Fixed hours only. 25 Liters
.e. availability of system hot water puts restriction on use at desired time and defects the purpose of system for free hot water round the clock availability.
Each flat has SMART HOME DISPLAY fitted inside the toilet which will below
High level i. 125 Liters
Minimum level i.
Heat loss from the hot water storage tank being exposed to the weather on terrace.
If provided with electrical back-up.
Akson s DELTA is a unique fully programmable solar grid hybrid water heating system that offers a hot water system eliminating all above problems associated with the conventional solar systems ensuring instantaneous hot water on 24 hours X 365 days basis.e.
Sewage Treatment Plant by Natural Process of Root Zone Cleaning System. Conventional treatment system requires capital cost. The treatment efficiency is 90 to 98%. chemical and biological methods to bring down pollutants within permissible limits.2 units / flat / day for average 300 days.7 x 09 x 300 = 81810 units / year. This ancient technology using wetland species is named as ROOT ZONE CLEANING SYSTEM.
Salient features of RZCS :
. skilled manpower and maintenance cost of mechanical equipments. The principle of conventional sewage treatment is based on removal or destruction of pollutant by physical. 7. i.
Presently sewage is treated by conventional treatment with physical and biological treatment units. energy to operate system. The name itself indicates that root zone of plant along with the soil system plays an important role in wastewater treatment.2 x 27 x 300 + 8.e.
Another natural treatment system existing in nature and well known to this subcontinent is use of wetland species for sewage treatment.Heater ON
Thus the Solar Water Heating System will save at least 7.
It is very cost effective system. The BOD of treated water is in the range of 5-8 and COD 25-35.g. Kadamb.
It uses PhragmatisAustalis as wet land species. Shirish. Bahava.
All trees are numbered and allotted to the flat owners who will take care of them.000 liters.
Gives Crystal clear water safe for reuse. e.
The trees are planted in such a way that after 5 years most of the paved area will be covered by shadow of trees.000 liters without any electricity or any chemical.
Landscape details :
All trees planted are Native Fauna of Pune. Sitaphal. Limbu.Aerator and recirculation pumps are not required so energy is not required. Saptaparni. Mango.
The Orange County has this RZCS STP of capacity 35. Daily weget treated water of approximately 20.
We have also provided separate chutes for collection & separation of 100% bio-degradable.Kamal etc.The open parking lots are covered by group of vines such as Jai.
All WC are with dual flush system with a flow rate of 3 liters and 6 liters per flush. The manure from bio-degradable wastes. Also we have onsite treatment plant using bio culture for the treatment of 100% of organic wastes.
Every unit of solar energy saves 3. Krishna . Electric charging point for charging of vehicles is provided which will use Green Energy only. Jui.3 Ltrs of fresh water and prevents release of 1kg of CO2.
. we have become part of global effort towards achieving Carbon emission reduction targets.
The complex has a vegetable patch from where all the flat owners will get daily vegetables which are produced by Organic method.
By adopting solar and wind solutions. and non-biodegradable wastes. will be utilized within the site itself.
Other Innovative / Eco sensitive Measures :
Designated parking lot for vehicles which will use Alternate fuel .
The concept of Green Energy reduces pick demand on grid.
Synchronized green and grid power will provide uninterrupted supply.native flora and fauna.
Reduction in power bill for each and every flat as well as for common areas which will be almost zero.
Satisfaction of preserving nature .
Hybrid Power System
Hybrid Power System
Hybrid Power Controller
Solar Water Heating System
Very low operating cost.
Rebate in Property Tax of Pune Municipal Corporation from 10% to 50% for flat owners.
No generator back up. means clean energy.
Motivate others to think.
Solar Water Heating Panel
Smart Home Display
Sewage Treatment Plant
Total Energy Produced and Saved Yearly
Total Energy Saved = 25993 Units ( ~ 26000 Units )
Energy saved using efficient fixtures such as :
T5 Tube Lights : 212 ( Nos ) x 20 ( Watts ) x 6 ( Hrs ) x 365 ( Days ) = 9285 Units
CFL : 162 ( Nos ) x 30 ( Watts ) x 2 ( Hrs) x 365 ( Days ) = 3547 Units
Power Saver Fans : 117 ( Nos) x 30 ( Watts ) x 6 ( Hrs ) x 365 ( Days ) = 7686 Units
Green Lift : 5 ( KW ) x 60% x 5 ( Hrs ) x 365 ( Days ) = 5475 Units
Solar Wind Hybrid Production System : 60 x 300 = 18000 units.Solar Water Heating System : 81000 units.
. Hence the Total CO2 emission saved : 185 Tones / year.The Total Energy Produced and Saved = 125000 Units
218750 units required to be produced by Grid Power due to transmission and distribution losses (as per the data of MSEB).