Material efficiency

‡ A large amount of energy ² and pollution ² was also reduced through choices in the production and transportation of building materials. ‡ 66% (by cost) of the material was sourced within a radius of 500 miles. Of this, 95% of the raw material was extracted or harvested locally. ‡ 77% of the building materials use recycled content in the form of fly ash, broken glass, broken tiles, recycled paper, recycled aluminum, cinder from industrial furnaces, bagasse , mineral fibers, cellulose fibers, and quarry dust.

scrap steel. interlocking pavement blocks. the furniture in the cafeteria.Material efficiency ‡ The building reuses a significant amount of material salvaged from other construction sites like toilet doors. ‡ A waste management plan ensured that 96% of construction waste was recycled. scrap glazed tiles. stone slabs. shuttering material and. interestingly. .

.Material efficiency ‡ The photovoltaic system along with the energy efficiency measures adopted in the building reduced its energy cost by nearly 55% as compared to the baseline building. ‡ The CII building has been awarded 9 points out of 10 points under the energy category for having achieved such a high level of improved energy performance as compared to the base building.

Resource efficiency ‡ 60% of the roof is covered by roof garden. . ‡ Waste water is treated on-site and used for gardening. It is claimed that 90% of the area does not require artificial lighting during the day time. as all the used water is recycled. ‡ The building discharges no water. ‡ Rain water harvesting facilities are provided. ‡ It has a central courtyard to enhance air and light in the interior.

Resource efficiency ‡ Energy-efficient glazing systems with desirable insulating and light transmission properties were applied to all fenestration. ‡ Roof insulation (with R-15 polyurethane foam) was applied to reduce heat gain from the roof.052 Btu/hr-ft2°F. ‡ Exterior shading systems were devised and incorporated. . The U-value of the roof assembly is 0.

Indoor air quality ‡ Indoor air quality is continuously monitored and a minimum fresh air is pumped into the conditioned spaces at all times. . ‡ The use of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and coatings. adhesives. and carpets also helps to improve indoor air quality. ‡ Fresh air is also drawn into the building through wind towers. sealants.

. The average relative humidity is 65-70 % is maintained.Indoor air quality ‡ The minimum average temperature is 24 degrees C and the maximum average temperature 33 degrees C.

Green roof ‡ 40% of the roof is covered by photo-voltaic cells producing 100 to 120 units of power daily. ‡ 60% of the roof is covered by roof garden. .

Innovation in design Wind tower ‡ There are 2 wind towers. . ‡ The air is cooled by up to 8ÛC. ‡ These are traditional architectural elements that "catch" air and cool it as it passes down the tower. substantially reducing the load on the air conditioning system. the cooler air would then enter the living areas. ‡ A heavily insulated roof further reduces the cooling load. ‡ In earlier times. is supplied to the AHUs.

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