A tour of UNNATI- an office building for GAINWELL-CAT- was conducted on 14th September 2019. The tour was led by members of its design team- including Anmol Ahuja from ABL architects, Mariam Zakaria, the green building consultant from EDS and Vevaik Mahan, the MEP consultant from UEDC. The tour was conducted in two batches over the day, with 22 participants including professionals, academicians and students.
EDS kickstarted its NZEB tour initiative with a visit to the first IGBC Net Zero Energy certified project- Godrej Plant 13 in Mumbai on 9th August ’19 . The building is a 24,443 sq. metres office-cum-convention centre. It exemplifies sustainable performance through thoughtful design coupled with efficient systems and controls.
EDS facilitated a study visit to the Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Efficiency (CARBSE)- an operational NZEB with a built-up area of 800 sq.m- to see and learn about its design, technologies and operations. 35 professionals, faculty and students from across the country joined the tour. It was conducted by CARBSE Executive Director Rajan Rawal and Technical Director Yash Shukla.
A developing economy and a predominantly hot climate means increased demand for new buildings as well as for air conditioning. Low energy solutions such as structure cooling present a viable solution for providing comfort using significantly less energy and even holding the potential to meet that requirement through renewable.