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Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters receives LEED Gold Certification
 The new headquarter of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), located at the Killa junction across Palm Beach Road in Belapur, has been awarded the prestigious ‘gold’ certification under LEED India new construction rating system by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its commitment to sustainable development.
The building has a total built-up area of 33,258 sq.m. and houses various administrative, engineering departments, political head offices and general body hall under one roof. The project was visualised as imposing and expressive, an identity of the corporation which has proved itself successfully in a very short time span.
Uniqueness of this project can be defined through various aspects right from location and site character to planning concept, structural system, use of materials, sustainable technologies for essential services and aesthetic approach.The project was completed in 2014 and symbolises the NMMC’s move towards an environment friendly future. The features in this building are:• Efficient building envelope with high performance glazing• Efficient lighting system• Energy efficient water-cooled chiller • Variable speed chilled water pumping system• Variable frequency drives on air handling units• Low-flow plumbing fixtures• Water reuse• Rain water harvesting• Native and adaptive vegetation consuming less water• Ample landscape• Use of low-VOC paints, adhesives, sealants. Green Building Consultancy Services, one of the lines of businesses of Electricals & Electronics Division at Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. was the Green Building consultant and Hiten Sethi Associates (HSA) was the Architectural Consultant on onboard for the project.
Speaking on the achievement, George Menezes, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Electricals & Electronics Division said, “It’s a matter of great pride for our Green Building vertical, which played a pivotal role in getting the ‘gold’ certification for this iconic building, a first of its kind in the municipal corporations, where on such a large-scale all tenets of sustainability have been so nicely woven into the building’s design, construction and operations.”
H.N. Daruwalla, Executive Vice President, Godrej Electricals and Electronics Division commented, “The project will be saving 22 per cent on energy and 43 per cent on potable water every year and at the same time provide excellent indoor air quality for the health of employees as well as improve efficiency levels by providing green environment.”
Rumi Engineer, Business Head, Green Building Consultancy Services, Godrej Electricals & Electronics Division said, “It’s really a commendable achievement by the entire team involved in the design and construction of NMMC headquarters. This project will definitely pave way to more sustainable development by government and municipal councils across India.”
Apart the ‘green’ certification the project has few other achievements in design and construction as well viz. world record for “longest post tensioned PT beam slab system”, national record for “largest Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) dome (37.314 metres diameter and 16.409 metres height)” and national record for “tallest national flag at 222 ft” awarded by Limca Book of Records.


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