Used to be that
India as a country
never had a
concept of “Waste”
just half a century
Today, Indian cities
more than 100
million tons of solid
waste a year
One third of gas emissions come from the food sector…when
zero food miles is possible
Would we need three
planets by 2050?
Or shall we reduce
it to one?
Potential for saving
energy in buildings
27 to 59 per cent.
“70% of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas by
2050, exacerbating challenges such as air pollution, transport
congestion and waste management.” -OECD
Why Innovate? Why Sustainably so?
“The world economy will
be 4 times larger by
2050 and is projected to
use 80% more energy”.
Indian Proverb that
says: “ We cannot
be like a cat that
closes its eyes, and
thinks the world has
enough to go to
“More than 3 in 5 people think that sharing is ‘better for the environment’ and 3 in 4 believe
their sharing of physical objects and spaces will increase by 2015.”
- The New Sharing Economy
The GSP Way of thinking…
Implanting the DNA of Sustainability
Building it Green
Green Spring Energy
Office Space of 1600 sq m
For 75 people
20% reduction in Concrete by replacing RCC with Stone retaining walls
Arched Retaining walls
Closed circular forms are inherently stronger structurally.
37% Savings on Lighting loads by using Energy Efficient Fixtures
Building oriented to shield interiors from harsh weather
Optimum window design to reduce heat gain due to direct sunlight
Earth Berming reduces internal temperature along with building
orientation to 32 deg C during peak summer
Large masonry dome over conference room
reducing need for RCC roof
Walls made of stone available locally reducing use of concrete blocks
Stone walls along with earth berm add to the thermal
mass of the building bringing internal temperatures down.
Blanket of native plants over building which will bring down the
temperature further still
Green AC using onsite chilled waste water for cooling
for the remaining 8 degrees reduction
Flooring made of natural soft stones available locally.
Not imported. Not vitrified.
Sandbag retaining walls eliminating need for
concrete retaining walls
All lighting needs are powered by high efficiency solar panels
Carbon Footprint of Green Spring Energy: 28000 Kg of CO2
Carbon Footprint of similar office buildings
with regular structural design: 35000 Kg of CO2
Carbon Footprint of a regular
metal frame office in Hamriyah Free Zone: 55000 Kg of CO2
If all offices in Hamriyah Free Zone Phase 1 were designed
sustainably it could have saved 150,174,000 Kg of CO2