Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power inaugurated the life size model of a green building replica of SPARSH at the India Habitat Centre on February 27 ahead of the upcoming 8th GRIHA Summit.
SPARSH Griha4All. Source: twitter/@teriinPradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power inaugurated the life size model of a green building replica of SPARSH at the India Habitat Centre on February 27 ahead of the upcoming 8th GRIHA Summit. SPARSH Griha4All has been launched by the GRIHA team to enhance the user experience of a ‘Green Building’ whose directive is to build awareness among the masses. While speaking to the media PK Pujari said, “SPARSH is a brilliant initiative to integrate green technologies for efficient green buildings. This would chart the way forward for all the future green buildings and address the issue of energy security and energy efficiency, as well.” He also said that people need to change their mindsets only then will the idea of this house building will escalate.
The main aim behind SPARSH is to harness nature will the building of new homes through resource efficiency, inimitable and futuristic work. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has always been in the favour of the green building concept.According to the GRIHA Council, “SPARSH is an effort to bring an economically viable and structurally sound green building option to the masses. The cost of building a structure of any size on the SPARSH platform would be much less than the cost of traditional building of an equivalent size with similar amenities.”
Key features of the SPARSH Griha4All are-
- Building envelope made on recyclable steel construction technique made by Galvalume alloy (Zi+Al+Si)
- Water less and fast construction
- Building blocks that boast of acoustic and thermal insulation
- Fenestration made of recycled glass with a very high thermal resistance
- State-of-the-art energy efficient lighting & appliances
- Integrated operable sky-lighting to reduce artificial lighting
- External walls made-up of cement fiber boards and gypsum boards using the dry wall technique
- Internal and external flooring built out of construction and demolition waste
- Post-industrial waste
- Reducing the loads of landfill by 50%
- Water efficient bathroom fixtures reduce the water consumption of the structure by more than 50%
- A Solar PV panel that supplies renewable energy to the structure