Building for Better Tomorrow!!
As the city’s first cluster redevelopment project, One Avighna Park would not just be creating a high-end residential benchmark. It would also set a new standard by effectively rehabilitating the surrounding area. One of the important mandates was to integrate eco-friendly and environmentally responsible practices and processes into the construction. Therefore, environmentally responsible practices of water conservation, waste management, and energy efficiency have been integrated into One Avighna Park, as seen in many a property in Lower Parel.
Pre-certified as a Platinum rated building by the IGBC, One Avighna Park is an environmentally conscious, responsible construction. Meticulous planning and details have ensured the following features of the towers follow certain green standards.
As the directional placement and curvilinear shape of One Avighna Park were turning it into a wind scoop, the need to create a passage for high speed winds to travel freely, without whistling out into the common areas of the tower was important. Strategically located wind tunnels were built seamlessly into the structural face. This solution proved to be innovative, an equally, environmentally responsible. These wind tunnels would primarily reduce the amount of wind pressure exerted on the tower. The huge wind movements within these tunnels would help create a renewable energy source possibly harnessed by the use of wind dams, wind walls, or a nano wind mesh.
Recycling and reusing construction debris
The project team has not only devoted itself to the post construction aspects of Green Building, but has taken equal care during the ongoing construction as well. The on-site debris generated during construction has been reused, sold to a scrap dealer for recycling or sent for recycling and then reused, instead of waste being sent to landfills, and thus preventing from causing damage to natural resources. The recycled material generated in the form of waste concrete and brick has been used for back-filling and levelling out the ground. The broken tiles have been used as roofing material in the form of China mosaic. Other recyclable materials such as steel, fly ash blocks, glass, and aluminium have also been made use of.
Rain Water Harvesting
As Mumbai receives its fair share of rain during the monsoon season, it was determined that One Avighna Park would take advantage of extra water by harvesting it. 95%- 97% of the rainwater would be harvested on-site from roof run-off and surface water harvesting through pits and water tanks. The harvested water would then be filtered and stored for recharging the bore well and for use in irrigation and for washing of the cars parked in the podium car park.
Sewage Water Reclamation Plant
In order to conserve more and waste less, the project team at One Avighna Park decided to treat the sewage water generated onsite and reuse it. A sewage water reclamation plant holding 1,000 KLD has been designed to be used for the entire campus. This would treat both grey (domestic) and black (flushing) water. Out of this 1,000 KLD, an amount of 300 KLD will be dedicated to One Avighna Park, with the remaining being used for the other buildings on the land. This plant will provide 100% quantity of good quality treated water, which will fulfil the flushing, gardening, and car washing water demand.