IREO Forest is a commercial complex with about 335000 sqft built-up area. Ireo group appointed Firstgreen consulting for its green building certification from GRIHA. The starting points of the planning for The Corridors are principles of sustainability and natural convenience. Its buildings have been constructed with materials which are durable and balanced enough to withstand the hot, dusty, infrequently wet environment of Haryana. Windows are crafted with glass material that does not require regular maintenance of cleaning them with precious water. Hence, it serves the dual purposes of saving cost and water.
Going green does not mean higher construction cost to the client, actually the cost of a green building is sometimes lower than the normal building. The buildings were designed with a favourable orientation so that heat gains are minimal, and cleverly for the climate, we need less cost on air conditioning. The building used local materials such as Kota stone, etc so that materials embodied energy can be reduced.
We have also incorporated a 416kW solar PV system on the roof which will supply power to the common area lighting of the building. Rigorous 3D energy modelling was done by Firstgreen team to assess the suitable glass selection in the building. The lighting was done using the LEDs to keep the lighting power density below 0.5W/SQFT. There will also be a provision for cyclists and showers to encourage building users to cycle rather than use a vehicle, again in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint.
We are hoping that Ireo group will inspire the other developers to design their building in this way.
Key Project information
Project Title: IREO forest
Building Type: Commercial
Site Area: 31190 Sq Mt
Built up Area: 54298 Sq Mt
GRIHA Status: Pre- Certified with 5 Star rating
Procedure for GRIHA CErtification
Registration with GRIHA
The building is registered with GRIHA green building certification portal
Data collection during the performance period
The building data is collected related to Sustainable Site, Construction management, Water management, Energy optimization , Occupant comfort, Solid Waste management,Sustainable Building Material, and life cycle Cost Analysis
Review of documentation by GRIHA team
GRIHA closely review all the documentation and the Criterion are awarded as per their norms.
Once all the review replies are satisfied by the GRIHA review team, the building is awarded appropriate certification based on the Criterion approved.