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Grass is GREENER everywhere! Green Living: Smart Living

For a long time now the words ‘Green Buildings’ / ‘Green Living’ / ‘Eco-Living’ are continuously hogging limelight in the media. Experts believe that some of the measures are to increase parks, trees, and rooftop gardens and greenery. These actions can have dual benefits: one decreasing city pollution, and second, helping to protect local plants and animals.

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In India, there are three primary Rating systems:

1. GRIHA – Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment
2. IGBC – Indian Green Building Council
3. BEE – Bureau of Energy Efficiency

IGBC

IGBC Green Townships rating system is a tool which enables the designer to apply green concepts and criteria, so as to reduce environmental impacts that are measurable. The rating system is designed to address large developments and it is mandatory to include residential development as part of the township.

The threshold criteria for certification/pre-certification levels by IGBC are as under:

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Adopting the IGBC Green Townships rating systems will reap the following benefits to a township:

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Working on the same lines, Wave City by Wave Infratech, a top real estate developer in India provides you residential and commercial properties with the luxury of open spaces and modern designs. Located on NH24, the newest suburb of Delhi, the project is the first IBM-enabled smart city boasts of more than 750 acres of green spaces and wide roads. Unlike other townships that are mostly based on horizontal living, Wave City is based on vertical living.

Wave City is World’s largest IGBC pre-certified Platinum rated township. Features like rain water harvesting as well as water recycling plants that recycle grey water for re-use will ensure a minimum strain on the ecosystem.

The city promises to offer a nurturing environment to its residents and is being developed to provide an entirely new living experience that is beyond comparison.

Sources: IGBC

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