Kalpataru Square is now Leed Platinum certified
Kalpataru Square, the commercial complex developed by Kalpataru Limited and designed by Hafeez Contractor at Andheri (East), Mumbai, has become the first project in Asia to earn the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (Leed) Platinum Core and Shell certification. This is the highest ever Green building standard in the world from the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC).
Designed to complement both the commercial interiors and existing buildings, Leed for Core and Shell version 2.0, covers base building elements of a project that include the structure, envelope and building level systems, such as central HVAC.
Kalpataru Square is a 2,50,000 sq ft area project spread over 6 levels. The lighting has been designed by AWA Architectural Lighting Design, USA, known for their understanding of sustainability requirements, while the interiors have been executed by Singapore-based Design Phase Pvt Ltd.
Kalpataru has always believed in delivering products that match the consumer´s expectations. As for the factors that have made a huge difference to the way we perform, principles of sustainability are tightly integrated during design and development of projects. We have received several external recognitions for our projects. For instance, Kalpataru Square was the first building outside the US and the sixth in the world to receive the US Green Building Council´s Platinum certification under the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Core and Shell V.2.0.
Also, in order to achieve high standards of design and new concepts, the company has been using international designers and architects to develop its projects. They are one of the few real estate companies to provide a host of amenities in projects for consumers. Moreover, specific requirements for a project and challenges encountered by us during project design and development offer an important avenue for innovation. Employees are encouraged to contribute ideas to address such challenges or requirements.
Recognition of projects like Kalpataru Square are testimony to their commitment towards sustainability. Take Project Sunrise, for example, which received a tremendous response for its launch despite an economic slowdown. They believe that their strategy to offer a quality product at an attractive price for a limited duration worked well and they sold the maximum number of units within a short span of time.