South's Platinum-rated green building

Our Chennai Bureau | Updated on April 30, 2011

Lancor Holdings' 1.86 lakh sq.ft office building, Menon Eternity, has been Platinum- rated by US Green Building Council under the core and shell category.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification has given for efficiency of energy use, lighting, water and material use apart from incorporating sustainable strategies, said Mr C.N. Raghavendran, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council – Chennai Chapter, at the event to award the certification .

Core and shell category for new buildings covers sustainable measures implemented in the basic building structure, envelope and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.In Tamil Nadu over 120 buildings totalling 73 lakh square feet of built-up space are registered for green rating under various categories. These include existing buildings that are going in for retrofits to enhance efficiencies.

Mr R.V. Shekar, Managing Director, Lancor Holdings, said Menon Eternity, uses 22 per cent less energy than a conventional building.

To illustrate, it uses about 2,000 kVA load against an installed back-up of about 2,500 kVa.

The savings is the equivalent of power needed for about 500 homes.

This is the first Platinum rated building in South India and the third in the country to be given the highest green rating by the US GBC.

Published on April 30, 2011

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