Transforming High-Rises into Sustainable Homes
The sky-touching glamour of residential buildings is often questioned on its commitment towards environment. With residential buildings consuming 30% of the global energy and 40% of our Planet’s resources, practicing sustainability has become a need of the hour for the real estate sector. One Avighna Park, from the project kitty of Mumbai based Avighna India Ltd, is a shining beacon of sustainable residence built for a better tomorrow.
Today, One Avighna Park, stands tall in the heart of Lower Parel as an epitome reflecting the very essence of sustainability. A luxurious home that bonds with your eco-consciousness, One Avighna Park successfully maintains a perfect balance between sustainability and sustainable development. The luxurious residential project while equips the most advanced technologies abides with its commitment towards sustainable living.
The making of One Avighna Park, in the key locale of Lower Parel, reflects a unique set of sustainable practices which could efficiently transform a high-rise into a green building. Amidst the growing concern on carbon emissions and energy consumption by rising high-rises, One Avighna Park is a paradigm serving the very purpose of eco-consciousness.
- Energy Efficient: Energy and power efficient technologies have an expertise multi-faceted approach in the making of One Avighna Park at Lower Parel. Exploring the potential of wind energy, a relatively newer type of technology known as the Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine (VWAT) is installed at One Avighna Park. While most wind turbines are configured for rotating about a horizontal axis, the VWAT system rotates on a vertical axis. A vital advantage brought out through this arrangement is that the wind turbine does not require to be pointed into the wind effective, benefiting to manage the variable wind pressure. Adding to this are the use of solar panels and optimal use of natural day lighting to reduce the dependence on artificial power resources. The cross-ventilation in homes and lift-lobbies welcomes natural lighting and reduces the energy requirements with effective ventilation. Use of low-power fixtures and energy efficient AAC blocks adds to the eco-efficiency of One Avighna Park. Last but not the least; the thermally insulated double-glazed glass reduces the load on air-conditioning systems.
- Water Sufficient: Availability of sufficient water is the other major concern worrying Mumbai’s urban dwellers. In the interest of common good and commitment towards eco-friendliness, One Avighna Park is equipped with a Sewage Water Reclamation Plant. Apart from sourcing water to its residents, the plant also provides this treated water to the rehabilitated tenants of Vighnaharta Co Housing Society. Vighnaharta Co-op. Housing society is the first redevelopment project to receive an IGBC LEED Silver Rating under IGBC Green Homes Certification. With a capacity of 1000 KLD, the plant treats sewage water, which is later used for flushing, irrigation and car washing purposes. In addition, the building for rehabilitated tenants also has water tanks to store the terrace water during monsoons.
- Waste Management: Taking a step further in deploying the commitment towards sustainable living, Avighna Group has also focused in using the best practices to manage dry biodegradable waste. The waste so generated from the Rehab complex are collected and sourced into a closed IVC-In Vessel Composter. This prevents the occurrence of any disruptions to the project’s hygiene and prevents the release of bad odour, accumulation of flies or other such insects, thereby curbing the cause of any fungal, bacterial or viral diseases among its occupants. In addition, the IVC is provided with good amount of compost and is later used as manure. Also the leachate from the waste is diluted and sprayed on the nearby plants as fertilizer.
- Supreme Safety: Assurance from the challenges of natural discrepancies like wind pressure, earthquakes and hurricane are often critical facets questioning the safety of sky-touching high-rises. However, the earthquake resistant feature and hurricane-proof windows adds to the promise on safety at One Avighna Park. Additionally, the provision of wind tunnels prevents on any further degradation in the structure due to natural occurrences. Tested with BMT Fluid Mechanics, the system ensures strength from heavy wind pressure and is a promise on sustainable infrastructure. The use of energy efficient building materials like anti-carbonation paint increases the building’s overall durability and total lifespan. Built using the Malaysian MIVAN Technology, One Avighna Park stands proudly in the heart of Lower Parel as a reflection of sheen quality.
With eco-consciousness pulsating in the very DNA of One Avighna Park the sky-touching residential space opens a gateway to sustainable living and clears out the notion challenging the eco-adaptability of high-rises.