IGBC platinum rating for ‘Prive’ by Tata Housing

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Tata Housing on Thursday announced the receipt of platinum certification from IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) for its housing project Prive in Lonavala. The evaluation process of the certification was based on parameters such as site selection and planning, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material, internal environment quality and innovation and design process.

According to a press release, Prive is designed based on the theme of open architecture where the outside landscape interacts with the indoor space.  The project is architecturally distinct from its surroundings, incorporating various water and energy saving measures using several innovative and sustainable green materials.

The project is designed in such a way that every structure and unit allows generous daylight and natural ventilation. This, the release said, will encourage homeowners to save electricity by manually adjusting home settings to reduce energy use. With sustainability and environment friendliness at the epicentre, the project boasts of ample green and landscaped areas that are planned with native and adaptive vegetation to minimize water requirements.

Commenting on the achievement, Brotin Banerjee, MD and CEO of Tata Housing, said: “Tata Housing has pioneered the concept of sustainable design since inception and follows an integrated and synergistic approach in order to deliver sustainable, smart and energy-efficient projects. We at Tata Housing, follow the principles of green development predominantly keeping in mind customer satisfaction; as well-designed efficient buildings produce better indoor air quality and an overall healthier environment resulting in higher productivity and retention. Building energy efficient homes also helps lower operating cost in future as the buildings are easier to maintain.”