Green, the color of Realty
Green projects form the foundation of a clean environment and encourage healthy spaces. Such areas act as a catalyst towards the reduction of pollution. K Raheja Corp, recognized as the pioneer of Green Projects instated this initiative more than a decade ago for all its residential and commercial projects. Intense efforts have been put in to generate a sustainable and an effective outcome. Pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer are matters of critical concern, and at this rate, it is becoming challenging to sustain the Earth which means that shortly, everyone will have to take recourse to the green movement. More green space within a city’s boundaries can improve the urban environment, and K Raheja Corp has taken several adequate steps to implement the same in the interiors and surrounding environments of the projects.
Foliage, especially trees and shrubs aid in the removal of dust and other pollutants from the air, thereby reducing the carbon footprint. Well planned green projects go a long way in enhancing night temperatures, especially during the summers. A dense cover of plants helps hold the soil in place. From mechanical systems and energy and efficient water fixtures to sustainable building materials, passive solar heating, healthy indoor air quality, and optimal natural light inside residences– each of these go a long way in creating more sustainable buildings. The exteriors of any Green project entail terraces, balconies, community gardens, and tree plantations. There are other innovative concepts like Rain gardens, Vertical gardening, and permeable pavements that have gained popularity and are used by builders across metros.
Green projects involve the usage of construction methods which are environmentally efficient. A vast amount of detailing goes into the building of any Green Project, but the results are manifold and sustainable both concerning the environment and individual health, with energy conservation being one the most efficient outcomes. Green projects help preserve a significant portion of the natural environment around a construction project, residential or commercial.
One of the bigger advantages of Green buildings is the returns on investments made on them which accrue in a short span of 3-4 years. Though the use of new technology might see additional effort and funds required in the construction of green building, the rewards of these are far higher and gratifying. Use of technology helps in the green efforts, benefiting workforce and society as a whole, reducing operating costs and elevating brand value.
Over the years, K Raheja Corp has been endowed with many accolades for being responsible developers in the interests of the community as a whole. All commercial, as well as residential projects across the country, are LEED & IGBC “Green Certified.” The Company is first amongst the community of developers to have signed an MOU with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & Indian Green Building Council for the implementation of green building measures for all its commercial projects in India.
Today, the Company takes pride in all its 22 Commercial Projects (Commercial Office & Hotels) – certified as Gold by LEED, 23 Commercial Projects (Commercial Office & Hotels) – certified by LEED; 5 Commercial (commercial office & a mall) are pre-certified, 6 residential projects are certified, and 5 residential projects are pre-certified by IGBC green homes. With many of the buildings certified Gold and Platinum, K Raheja Corp has been the recipient of numerous Indian and International awards across prestigious noteworthy platforms.
Various incentives like fast track approval for Green building projects are offered by the Government of India that help developers commence and conclude projects within stipulated deadlines, and supports them to build a reputable corporate image among other developers.
Pursuing its relentless effort to make a positive difference to the society, the Company has been ahead of the curve. With a substantial 4.07 cr sq.ft of Green Building Footprint, K Raheja Corp marks its intense commitment towards the green cause and spearheading the brand and the industry.