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inside front cover
Welcome to the World of ZED. If youhavent heard of us, we are notsurprised.You hadnt heard of Walter Hunt, theinventor of ...
Staying Way Ahead     We are world leaders in managing water,     energy and waste needs in urban pockets.     We bring a ...
on the threshold of launching anothermillion Sft of such Zed Homes that offermuch more for much less, and for morepeople.W...
that reduce your ecological footprint, offer     you the same comfort as any other regular     product. Our every effort i...
You will find you share a lot incommon with the people at BCIL   We are sure there have been times when   you have been mo...
There is only one Boss at BCILThe Folk at BCIL         So who are we?         Not Krish Murali [47]. An executive         ...
Not G. T. Kannan. As VP – Finance, he    has an uncanny knack of value    engineering finances and keeping    commitments ...
He is an unusual candidate to be     presiding over the hard challenge     of persuading people to be our     customers. H...
Not Hiten Chavda [33]. Principal    architect leading all design    challenges at BCILs promoted and    consulted projects...
Not Chandrashekar Hariharan [52].         Serves as CEO of the company.         He is the founding-director and         Ch...
buildings being at the heart ofthe companys business model.Over the last decade, he haswritten extensively on energyeffici...
Non executive membersof the board      Not Shankar Jaganathan [50]. He has          been an independent consultant.       ...
These days he teaches and writeson corporate finance, governanceand sustainable development. Helikes to research, write an...
Not Ashwin Mahesh. He is a         climatologist from the University         of Washington, faculty for public         pol...
BCILs depth of leadership    The first dozen of us at BCIL lead the next    200 colleagues at the group. Beyond these,    ...
We create homes. We offer our technology     knowhow to corporate majors keen on     gaining the green edge. We serve as a...
We use no geysers for hot water in ourhomes, and if we do, we use systemsthat bring down energy use by 70% of thenormal ge...
rest 70 % is renewable energy or bio-fuels.     We use only LEDs for external lights; not     even CFLs are used for such ...
living in such homes, that bring sharp cuts     in your energy bills, in your     campus maintenance bills, and enhance   ...
Recycled building materials where      adaptable. Native plant regeneration.      The division is working on prestigious  ...
Programme, World Watch Institute, AsianDevelopment Bank and other such bodies.Our work in the past has extended to urbanpl...
BCIL ...     making a world of           DIFFERENCE22
Heres a snapshotŸ   200-people company with professional    management.Ÿ   The Company has invested deeply in high-    end...
Awards & laurels     1.   Mr. Hariharan wins the Udyog Rattan          Award from Indian Economic Studies,          Januar...
7.    UNDP New York, has put BCIL among top            ,      7 companies for best practices on the      future of constru...
Sustainability. A film on him [and BCIL] is           translated into 8 languages and podcast           in several countri...
18.   Member of National Advisory Panel of      CM Centre of Excellence for Sustainable      Development.19. The CEO was M...
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  2. 2. inside front cover
  3. 3. Welcome to the World of ZED. If youhavent heard of us, we are notsurprised.You hadnt heard of Walter Hunt, theinventor of the safety pin either. Orof Ferdinand Carre, the Frenchmanwho made the worlds firstrefrigerator.Look at how these people changedthe way you live.ZED and BCIL has done much thesame for many lives. We could dothat for you, too. 01
  4. 4. Staying Way Ahead We are world leaders in managing water, energy and waste needs in urban pockets. We bring a rare passion to our work. We defy convention but respect traditional knowledge. We are always thinking of what we can bring to our customers, the people who buy our values. In just 3 years, 2008-10, BCIL ZED won 6 awards from 6 nations. Thats powerful testimony to our being front-runners in green homes in the world. We have the distinction of being the worlds first platinum rated apartment block. The second such rating, too, was to our credit. Both for apartment blocks in Bangalore. We are on the way to receiving the highest platinum rating in the world for an apartment now in the making. We have built over a million Sft in the past, and are today building 700,000 Sft of some of the finest homes you can imagine. We are02
  5. 5. on the threshold of launching anothermillion Sft of such Zed Homes that offermuch more for much less, and for morepeople.We build homes that offer luxury, comfort,extravagance, and a rare ambience in theZed Homes that we craft with joy andcommitment.We build exclusive communities, and strongneighbourhood values—not for us thefaceless anonymity of every regularapartment.We deliver ecologically sustainablesolutions for living.We believe you can buy comfort while youpromote conservation.We are dreamers—but doers, tooWe build a cause while building ourprofessional careers. BCIL is a cause. Profitis part of the cause and reward is part of theprofit. Our Companys profits have so fargone toward intensely building innovations 03
  6. 6. that reduce your ecological footprint, offer you the same comfort as any other regular product. Our every effort is aimed at hurting the planet less. We exist as a company to create wealth for every stakeholder. We have had happy clients who have seen their wealth and quality of life grow in rarely matched ways. You will see in us a reflection of your aspirations, your personal ambitions. You will see we are no different from you. When you meet us, talk to us you will find comfort that you will not find in any regular company. We are not builders. We are agents of change. We are technologists who offer homes with a smart edge.04
  7. 7. You will find you share a lot incommon with the people at BCIL We are sure there have been times when you have been moved by some exciting idea. May be you never did anything about it. You probably didnt even share it with your best friend. But theres one place where ideas are constantly happening. BCIL. Here, you will find people like yourself. People who are constantly thinking. And working towards realizing theirthoughts. When you meet them and talk to them you will probably find in them a reflection of your own aspirations. 05
  8. 8. There is only one Boss at BCILThe Folk at BCIL So who are we? Not Krish Murali [47]. An executive trustee of the BCIL Zed foundation, and Director and COO at BCIL Zed, he architects sustainability strategies and management at the organisation. He is a mentor for all of us on innovation and leadership at BCIL. He brings poise and direction to process maturity. Not Radha Eswar [38]. Also a trustee of the BCIL Zed Foundation and Director at BCIL Zed. Mother of three, co-author of 3 books on urban sustainability, a friend and mentor for colleagues, enabler and facilitator for different leaders at different tiers within BCIL. A trained architect with a Masters in Construction Management and Building Sciences from IIT Delhi.06
  9. 9. Not G. T. Kannan. As VP – Finance, he has an uncanny knack of value engineering finances and keeping commitments even in times when revenues are hard to come by! He did a 12-year stint at the IFB Group and imbibed many leadership traits working with the Swedes. His ability to balance every work demand inspires. He is tough as nails, and his winning smile can take the sting out of his sometimes hard decisions.Not Anil Kumar Nayak [48]. Client relations is an awkward phrase for the personal warmth and rapport BCIL Zed builds with families who move into Zed Homes we create. Anil Kumar heads this enjoyable challenge at BCIL 07
  10. 10. He is an unusual candidate to be presiding over the hard challenge of persuading people to be our customers. He has comfortably settled into the role of making Zed families part of our extended members who want the best, but as responsible home-buyers. Under his cheerful exterior lies the grit of a committed professional. He lives on a Spartan diet of millets for breakfast, and a fresh salad for lunch! The only meal he has is for dinner. His commitment to work is extraordinary. He has a pleasant way of bringing discipline, while being creative. As Vice-President, he brings rare leadership to the Zed fold.08
  11. 11. Not Hiten Chavda [33]. Principal architect leading all design challenges at BCILs promoted and consulted projects. In him, we have an amiable person with a commitment to sustainability that goes beyond career aspirations. Hes an architecture alumnus from CEPT University, with a Masters in Sustainable Technology from Oxford Brook University. Early on, he practised on his own in Vadodara-Ahmedabad with awards secured for distinguished work. He has worked with Terry Farrell Associates in London during his stint in the UK. He created the first biogas digester in his grandfathers house in Dahod district to the east of Gujarat. It is a joy working with him for he brings focus and delight in everything he does. 09
  12. 12. Not Chandrashekar Hariharan [52]. Serves as CEO of the company. He is the founding-director and Chairperson of the company today. He has nurtured BCIL through the difficult years from 1995 with his unswerving devotion to urban sustainability. He started work life as a chartered accountant in 1980, moved to become a journalist, publisher, entrepreneur, before evolving into a development expert. Worked on water and energy systems in 14 districts across 5 states and 10 years. His work in the deep recesses of Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Andhra helped him understand the intricate patterns of water and watersheds. He started BCIL in 1995 with sustainable10
  13. 13. buildings being at the heart ofthe companys business model.Over the last decade, he haswritten extensively on energyefficiency and buildings. He is anadvisor for many policy-makingbodies of the government and ofindustry. He has worked withinstitutions in Manila, Bangkok,Paris, and Hong Kong. His workover 25 years in ecosystemsprotection makes him a rareresource-person in India today. 11
  14. 14. Non executive membersof the board Not Shankar Jaganathan [50]. He has been an independent consultant. He is author of an amazing book, Corporate Disclosures 1553-2007, that traces balance sheets and financial statements presented by companies over 500 years across the world. He is working currently on another book on the history of economics of the world over 10,000 years! Also on the Board of Oxfam India, Shankar manages to find time to head Academics & Pedagogy and Technology Initiatives at the Azim Premji Foundation in Bangalore. He was associated with Wipro for twenty years and served as Corporate Treasurer both at Wipro Corporate and at Wipro Ltd.12
  15. 15. These days he teaches and writeson corporate finance, governanceand sustainable development. Helikes to research, write and teach inthe areas of finance. He has theunusual habit of collectingfinancial fiction. If you stumbleupon any such boo, you will dowell to share with him!He is warm, amiable, analytical,hungry to meet young minds, hasa zest for life that takes him onlong walks—up to 20 km!—everyweek. 13
  16. 16. Not Ashwin Mahesh. He is a climatologist from the University of Washington, faculty for public policy at the IIM-Bangalore, founding director of Mapunity.com, founding editor of Indias 5th largest read English publication, India Together, 2010 Ashoka Fellow for distinguished social entrepreneurship, member of ABIDe in Bangalore that has pushed for innovative infrastructure, former member of an advisory group to CM in Karnataka, mentor for a host of officers in the state administration. Hes a member of the State Police IT Steering Committee and a Special Advisor to BMTC too.14
  17. 17. BCILs depth of leadership The first dozen of us at BCIL lead the next 200 colleagues at the group. Beyond these, at the extended level, as virtual workers we have about 1000 people driving our project contract work, with constant focus on greening the supply chain in multiple aspects of project and construction management. We constantly build our depth of leadership. The very soul of BCIL is its design and technology approaches. We have over 50 such professionals from the best of institutions in India and the world working on these challenges.So what do we do? BCIL. This is the enterprise part of the group. The main company has two subsidiaries created more for better and more effective management. 15
  18. 18. We create homes. We offer our technology knowhow to corporate majors keen on gaining the green edge. We serve as a research arm to some of the finest institutions in the world on building management systems. We design and architect homes that need no grid supply of water or energy, no external sewerage connections, no bricks, no concrete blocks, no pure cement, no clay tiles, no ceramic or vitrified tiles for bathrooms or for swimming pools. We build with no forest timber, no incandescent bulbs, no regular fluorescent lamps, no halogen lamps. In our residential campus creations, no waste is exported, no municipal water is imported. We have evolved our technologies to a point where we now build projects with no power imported from the grid!16
  19. 19. We use no geysers for hot water in ourhomes, and if we do, we use systemsthat bring down energy use by 70% of thenormal geysers.We use no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.At the campus level, there is no kitchenwaste exported.There is no HCFC CFC or Ozone DepletingSubstances in the naturalair-conditioning we offer in each of ourhomes.We use no chemicals for treating water fordrinking, or for swimming pools,or for water-proofing compounds at time ofconstruction.We use no toxic paints for walls / metal /wood surfaces.We use nearly no plastering and paints forexternal surfaces.We use no diesel for gensets beyond up toabout 30% of the fuel need. The 17
  20. 20. rest 70 % is renewable energy or bio-fuels. We use only LEDs for external lights; not even CFLs are used for such external lighting for gardens, street-lights and such. We use only solar-based or other hybrids for external lighting, with no reliance on either grid power or gensets for such campus lighting. Use of concrete in construction is optimized with intelligent structurals that also look at the use of materials that cool homes, and use less transport energy. ... So how do we build? How do we offer you comfort and convenience in these luxury homes that BCIL creates for people like you? How do we help you save up to Rs 5 or 6 lacs in the first five years of18
  21. 21. living in such homes, that bring sharp cuts in your energy bills, in your campus maintenance bills, and enhance water availability for you in the long term? Our design and technology approaches are so distinguished that there is hardly any one in India, indeed the world, who can do or have done what we have in the past 20 years. We are way ahead of builders and of our times in many things that we offer our customers.BCIL ZedLabs. This is the consulting division of BCIL. We offer our expertise in architecture and design, with special focus on better management of natural resources. Total water cycle management. Solar power and hot water, as well as lighting for buildings. Biological waste management. 19
  22. 22. Recycled building materials where adaptable. Native plant regeneration. The division is working on prestigious projects of builder-majors in Mumbai, Chennai, Mangalore and Aurangabad. ZedLabs is also doing a resort in the western ghats that will soon be a grid-free tourism destination. A hospital in Bodh Gaya founded by HH The Dalai Lama is part of the distinguished portfolio. With offices in Bangalore and Pune, ZedLabs is pushing the envelope on building technologies across these green buildings in India.BCIL Zed Foundation. We offer research and documentation expertise to institutions needing professional support in such directions. We are associated with ADEME, a Paris-based international institution, with Architecture and Developpement, Paris, the UN Habitat, the Biodiversity Support 20
  23. 23. Programme, World Watch Institute, AsianDevelopment Bank and other such bodies.Our work in the past has extended to urbanplanning studies to green cities in Asia,feasibility of energy information centres inIndia, community-owned urban watersupply models. We are currently workingwith the Punjab Renewable EnergyDevelopment Authority and Haryana REDAon energy models for their informationcentres.The Zed Foundation has served asconsultants for eco-conscious tourisminfrastructure for governments of Kerala,Nagaland, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarhover the last decade. 21
  24. 24. BCIL ... making a world of DIFFERENCE22
  25. 25. Heres a snapshotŸ 200-people company with professional management.Ÿ The Company has invested deeply in high- end design and engineering skills with our knowledge professionals alone numbering 100.Ÿ Hariharan is an acclaimed global water and energy expert who has won many distinguished awards, including being the only Indian water champion of the ADB, Manila, in 2006.Ÿ BCIL has won global awards from the US, Japan, Thailand, and France for its pioneering work in green buildings and technologies. 23
  26. 26. Awards & laurels 1. Mr. Hariharan wins the Udyog Rattan Award from Indian Economic Studies, January 2010 2. Chandrashekar Hariharan, the CEO, is the only Indian among eight Asians in all chosen by the Manila-based ADB, in 2006 to be a Water Champion among 63 Asian nations. 3. One of four Members of Core Committee of Indian Green Business Council, India. He is also co-author of the Residential Green Guidelines 2008 of the IGBC, India. 4. BCIL wins an Excellence award for contribution to the economic development in India from Indian Economic Studies, December 2009 5. BCIL T-Zed wins the first IGBC Platinum rating in the construction apartment category in the World 6. BCIL wins CM Special Jury Award for Sustainable Development 200824
  27. 27. 7. UNDP New York, has put BCIL among top , 7 companies for best practices on the future of construction in September 2009 after carrying out a case study on BCIL TZed Homes.8. UNEP Seoul, S Korea has done a case , study on BCIL TZed Homes.9. Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, chose to study BCIL TZed Homes as Case Study in their Masters Course for Sustainable Architecture, March 200910. BCIL was conferred the Spectrum Award for sustainable architecture twice in these three years — 2003-05.11. "Building Zero Energy Development Communities to Mainstream Sustainability -T-Zed Homes" has won the Ryutaro Hashimoto Awards for 2008.12. Earth Matters an international agency, chooses BCILs CEO Mr. Chandrashekar Hariharan among Worlds 20 Icons of 25
  28. 28. Sustainability. A film on him [and BCIL] is translated into 8 languages and podcast in several countries. 13. BBC under the UK Environment Fellowship program makes a film on BCILs distinguished work on sustainability, 2008. 14. In February 2005, the second award was bagged for the work on BCIL TownsEnd, a residential enclave near Yelahanka, in Bangalore. 15. The TERI award for Corporate Environment Initiatives was conferred on BCIL in 2003. 16. In 2005, the All India Practising Architects Award for Sustainable Architecture was also conferred upon one of BCILs architectural creations. 17. Only among 3 Indian nominees for prestigious RFJ Award, HongKong for sustainable architect.26
  29. 29. 18. Member of National Advisory Panel of CM Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.19. The CEO was Member of CM National Committee for Eco-tourism, 2006-08.20. The CEO is Member of National Advisory Committee of Builders Association of India, 2008-09.21. The CEO was former Consultant for Eco- tourism infrastructure for Governments of Nagaland B Kerala, 2002-03.22. The CEO was Urban Water and Sanitation Development consultation for Asian Development Bank, Manila , 2006-2007. 27
  30. 30. inside back cover

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