EMPRI's 'Hasiru Bhavana'
Keeping in line with EMPRI's commitment to protect and improve the environment, both the Main and Annexe buildings are constructed incorporating the 'Green Building Concept'. The salient features are:
- Reduced carbon footprint while maintaining the ecological values of the site.
- The indoor built environment quality has been optimised in terms of visual and thermal comfort through adaptive climate design features.
- The energy demand has been reduced by adopting passive design features, efficient lighting fixtures and other appliances usage.
- Integration of renewable energy to reduce dependency on external grid.
- Adoption of Rainwater harvesting techniques.
- Use of low energy intensive materials and technologies .
GRIHA award for "Exemplary Performance"
ADARSH, (Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats) an independent platform for the interaction on scientific and administrative issues related to sustainable habitats in the Indian subcontinent, supported by MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) identified ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE for its outstanding efforts and execution for compliance with GRIHA criteria and bestowed "Exemplary Demonstration of Passive Architecture Design Award" in their 6th annual conference, "The GRIHA Summit 2015". EMPRI received the award for new Green building based on various criteria like Lighting, Air Circulation, Thermal Regulation, Energy Efficiency, Solar Photo voltaic cells, Rainwater Harvesting, Courtyards, and Additional windows and ventilation. The details are as follows:
- Adopted Passive Architectural design strategies
- Good Fenestration design for reducing direct heat gain and glare while maximizing daylight penetration
- Design of efficient artificial lighting system
- Use of Renewable energy on site
- Rainwater Harvesting