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Indira Paryavaran Bhawan – India’s First on Site Net Zero Building

Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, the new office premises for MoEF is India’s first new on site net zero building. The building can accommodate around 600 officials and is located  on Jorbagh Road, New Delhi.

It uses innovative solar mechanisms for energy generation and has been built by using energy efficient building materials.

Indira Paryavaran Bhawan

Indira Paryavaran Bhawan is now India’s highest green rated building, i.e., GRIHA 5-Star and LEED India Platinum. The building has already won awards such as the Adarsh/GRIHA of MNRE for exemplary demonstration of Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies and 5-Star Green Building Certification by GRIHA under MNRE.

Some of the features of India Paryavaran Bhawan are-

Effective Ventilation has achieved by orientating the building in an East-West direction. 75% of natural daylight can be utilised thus cutting down dependence on artificial sources for lighting. The building is disabled friendly. 930 KW is the peak power which makes it among the largest roof top Solar system among  Multi storied buildings in India 40% savings in energy consumption due to use of Chilled Beam system of Air Conditioning (cooling by convection currents).
Green materials such as fly ash bricks, regional building materials, materials with high recycled content, high reflectance terrace tiles and rock wool Insulation of outer walls. Rapidly renewable Bamboo Jute Composite material has been used for door frames & shutters. Calcium Silicate ceiling tiles having high recycled content and grass paver blocks in pavements and roads. Water consumption usage is low due to use of Low discharge water fixtures, recycling of waste water through Sewage Treatment Plant, use of plants with Low water demand in landscaping, use of Geothermal cooling for HVAC system, rain water harvesting and use of curing compounds during construction.

The building is also earthquake resistant. More than 50% of area outside the building has plantations and grassing. Even circulation roads and pathways are a soft area to enable ground water recharge.

Solar power generation system has been provided at terrace level, by creating 6000sqm support area, for meeting with the complete power demand of the building. Power generation has already started w.e.f. 19.11.2013 which is being fed to the NDMC grid.

Visit official website of Indira Paryavaran Bhawan from here



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  • Thanks for sharing the post, I really like it and I think this types of buildings number should be increase in India.

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