ONGC office wins sustainable building design award

The building harnesses renewable solar energy and 76.5 percent of the building is lit by sunlight

GN Bureau | February 20, 2017


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 The state-of-the-art corporate office of oil and natural gas corporation (ONGC), Pandit Deen Dayal Uphadhayay Urja Bhawan,  in New Delhi has won leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) India ‘platinum’ award by US green building council (USGBC), the highest recognition for sustainable building design.

The LEED green building rating system is a globally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The building is also registered as a clean development mechanism (CDM) project with the UN framework convention for climate change (UNFCCC), with carbon emission reductions (CER) of 5,944 metric tons CO2 equivalent per annum.
 
Some of the unique environmental sustainability features of this building include energy performance index of less than 150 kWh/sqm/year, much better compared to the average baseline of over 300 kWh/sqm/year in commercial buildings in India. The building has the only such pre-cooling technology in Delhi.
 
This building harnesses renewable solar energy to a substantive amount. As much as 76.5 percent of the occupied building space is lit by sunlight – a record of sorts for a massive building of over a lakh square meters of built up area.
 

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