Synefra’s project One Earth honored
Synefra Engineering & Construction (a Tanti Group company) has announced that its flagship project Suzlon One Earth, the global HQ of Suzlon Group has been honoured with a high LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
The rating is under license agreement with the USGBC (US Green Building Council). One Earth achieved 57 points out of 58 applied, Synefra conceived, managed and executed the project.
The LEED rating citation was handed over at Washington DC by HE Meera Shankar, Ambassador of India to the United States on April 28, 2010. JR Tanti, Managing Director – Synefra was present on the occasion and shared the honour on behalf of the organization.
Developed on an area of 41,000 sq.mtr (10.13 acres), One Earth, one of the largest green building projects in the India with a built up of over 8,00,000 sq ft. Synefra sets benchmark for energy efficiency in all aspects of engineering and construction.
The company achieved the highest LEED rating for its whole-building approach to sustainability by attaining key areas of human and environmental health, sustainable site development, efficient water, energy and waste methods, materials and resource selection, indoor environmental quality and most important innovation and design processes.
Speaking on the landmark achievement, Mr Tanti, said, “In over a decade of existence and having completed over 100 projects, sustainable practices are a way of life for us at Synefra. One Earth is a major milestone which rewrites many norms in the infrastructure industry and this state of the art facility will provide a model for Corporate India. It reaffirms Synefra’s commitment for Sustainable development.”
Synefra has achieved an overall 30 – 40% reduction in operating costs due to 40% energy saving and 30% water saving solutions as well as achieved the highest green building rating incorporating latest technology and an integrated management approach with synergy of all stakeholders.