India’s first 100 percent green government building will come up at Mint Compound by March next year. The building will house the State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) and will be a Super Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), and Grid-Interactive Net Zero Energy structure spread across 2591 sq mt and built in a basement with five floors and a roof garden.
The building will have a wind tower and a real-time LED display, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BVIP) over the courtyard, recycled timber vertical slabs, and movable shading screens. TSRECO chairman Y Satish Reddy inspected the building and announced that the project would be completed by March 2023.
He said TSREDCO is leading by example by coming up with the country’s first such building, and this would pave the way for more such buildings in the country. The other components include fire detection and alarm, air conditioning and ventilation, electric lighting, total building energy consumption and real-time analytical data, information dashboards, and external LED display, among others. Rainwater would be collected in tanks, and measures to control urban flooding would be taken around the building.
Autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and flat slab construction will be taken up, due to which the building will take 10 percent less reinforcement steel compared to conventional structural systems for office buildings.
Also, the building will have a park on the west side which will provide natural ventilation. Also, the solar panels help shade the courtyard reducing irradiation by around 60 percent. Once the building is complete, some floors will be used by the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.