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Group 5

Ashwin Likhar PGP18106 | Mukund Agarwal PGP18127 | Sai Bhargavi Vedula FPM1810

Indravadan Addanki PGP18124 | Nidheesh S Kumar PGP18128 |

Hiremath Gireejatmaj Chandrakant PGP 18123 | Ashish Haldia PGP18104 |

Amrut Hutagikar PGP18270

Goal: Green Building & sustainability practices

Relevant Content

  1. Siting and structure design efficiency
  2. Materials efficiency
  3. Operations and maintenance optimization
  4. Reduce impact onto electricity network
  5. Awareness in general to have sustainable lifestyle

Government sets up a Committee comprising key stakeholders – ICC, BCCI, and Environment, Power & Housing and Development Ministry. This committee is further mandated to appoint committees for Action Plan Phase 1 – 5 and shall be reporting to appointing authority.

Action Plan Phase 1- Siting and structure design efficiency

Modification in existing infrastructure

New Infrastructure

1.

Committee to submit report on viability of modifying existing infrastructure to meet minimum LEED green building ratings

Roll out tender to invite bids from Architects

2.

Roll out tender to invite bids from Architects

Committee to assess the bids based on LEED green building ratings

3.

Committee to award project to suitable bidder

Assess total environmental impact associated with all life cycle stages of project and award the project to suitable bidder

Action Plan Phase 2: Materials efficiency

Modification in existing infrastructure

New Infrastructure

1.

Committee to do a rigorous background check of suppliers shortlisted by bid winner architect in Phase 1

Committee to do a rigorous background check of suppliers shortlisted by bid winner architect in Phase 1

2.

Prioritising recycled products, or products that can be less damaging to environment like

  1. Recycled steel frames instead of woods
  2. Materials that can optimise use of heater and air conditioners

Prioritising recycled products, or products that can be less damaging to environment like

  1. Recycled steel frames instead of woods
  2. Materials that can optimise use of heater and air conditioners
  3. Use of hollow or ash bricks to reduce strain on environment

3.

Assess products being procured for quality and authenticity

Send raw materials samples used in the construction phase for testing

4.

Conduct surprise checks during fitment of supplies

Conduct surprise checks during construction and during fitment of supplies

Action Plan Phase 3: Operations and maintenance optimization

  1. Committee to draft a operation and maintenance SOP for performance optimization
  1. Committee to approve firms who agree to abide and work on the principles laid down in the draft
  1. Government starts an Energy Conservation Incentive Program which pays the cash saved through energy conservation in form Environment Credit. This credit can be utilised to lower electricity/water bills
  1. Energy monitoring system to be put in place to identify energy leakages
  1. In house team of engineers and technicians to monitor operating machines and do preventive maintenance to ensure the system delivers optimum performance

Action Plan Phase 4: Reduce impact onto electricity network

Modification in existing infrastructure

New Infrastructure

1.

Committee to lay down policy in tender document on use of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy

Committee to lay down policy in tender document on use of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy

2.

Approval to designs be granted only if designs are best suited to utilise natural resources such as sunlight, wind flow direction

3.

Approval to new electric equipment to be granted based on energy efficiency parameters – Star Rating 4/5

Approval to new electric equipment to be granted based on energy efficiency parameters – Star Rating 4/5

3.

Committee to further lay down extensive policy guidelines for electricity use optimization

Committee to further lay down policy guidelines for electricity use optimization

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