Project Name : Grape County Resort
Location : Khambala, Nashik
Client : Green Space Realtors, Nashik
Typology : Resort
Certification : SVA GRIHA Rating (Completed)
Built Up Area : 1500 sq.m
Green Highlights of the project:
- Exemplary Award for Integrated Water Management and Renewable Energy Usage
- Protection of all 50 existing trees on site and total 538 new native trees and 6,437 shrubs have been planted.
- Total 61% of the paved area on site is either soft paved or shaded by trees to reduce the urban heat island effect.
- Natural contours of the site have been retained to avoid unnecessary cutting and trenching of the site.
- Materials used in building envelope include AAC blocks for Northern and Southern walls of cottages, Godhra bricks and Basalt stone locally procured from Mhasrool in Nashik, in dining and banquet hall, Fiber cement boards for wall and roof of cottages, Refurbished wood for internal layer of roof in cottages.
- Earth berming, placement of non-habitable zones along eastern facades, 75% of day lit zones and envelope assemblies helps in achieving thermal comfort within the spaces.
- Reduction in overall insolation through the fenestration and optimized window-wall ratio of 23% as against the SVAGRIHA benchmarks, is 55.42%.
- Installation of solar photo-voltaic system of capacity 30 kW (more than minimum threshold limit as prescribed in SVAGRIHA i.e. more than 2.5 kW for this project).
- The project meets 100% of the total building water demand for over 2 days, through rainwater harvesting
STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) based on reed bed system treats 100% of sewage generated from the project. The treated water from STP is reused for irrigation purpose.
- Reduction in landscape water demand by 88.49%, below the SVAGRIHA base case, has been achieved due to installation of sprinklers and drip irrigation system as well as plantation of only native and naturalized trees.
- Reduction in building water demand by 57.95%, below the SVAGRIHA base case, has been achieved due to use of low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators.
- No dependency on any external water supply source like local planning authority, even in summers due to creation of water reservoir as an outcome of efficient rainwater harvesting scheme/plan.
- Provision of vermi-composting pits on site to treat 30 cu.m. organic waste generated from site.
- Use of construction materials with recycled content, includes PPC, Reinforcement steel, ceramic tiles, etc.
- Reduction in overall embodied energy by 67.77% by use of materials with recycled content and locally sourced materials
- 100% furniture, flush doors, door frames and other wooden materials in the project interiors made up of refurbished wood.
- Use of low-energy flooring materials for 92.10% of the total area of the site such as rough Shahabad, natural Kota stone and ceramic tiles
- Initiatives have been adopted to create environmental awareness on green lifestyle and to enhance biodiversity of site and surrounding areas
- Use of eco-friendly housekeeping products.