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Mahindra Lifespaces launches India’s first net zero energy homes in Bengaluru

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In its bid to build only net-zero buildings from 2030 onwards, Mahindra Lifespaces has announced the first net-zero energy residential project in Bengaluru

Arvind Subramanian, managing director, and CEO, of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, said, “Global climate change is one of the most pressing issues and buildings alone are responsible for approximately 36% of the total energy consumption and close to 40% of carbon emissions. Building net-zero homes are one of the cornerstones of a reduced carbon future, thereby, an important solution to climate change and we are committed to playing a leading role in this energy transition of the real estate sector. Today, we take the pledge that we will only develop net-zero buildings from the year 2030 onwards as part of our commitment to Mahindra Group’s 2040 carbon neutrality goals.”

Mahindra Eden has been developed by adopting climate responsive design strategies and energy conservation measures that include optimal building orientation to maximize natural light and ventilation, optimum shading for windows and balconies, SRI paints on the roof and exterior walls for high heat reflectivity, high-performance glass on windows and balcony to reduce heat ingress from the building envelope, and energy-efficient lighting and equipment. The building will have contemporary Variable Voltage Variable Frequency (VVVF) elevators that use less energy during acceleration and deceleration. The project will cut water consumption by 74% when compared to conventional buildings, while its waste management strategies will make it a zero e-waste project. Mahindra Eden spans 7.74 acres and will have 85% open space. Amenities for homebuyers include botanical and therapeutic gardens, yoga and meditation spaces, an open-air reading lounge, and solar-powered working pods. The project also incorporates a cycling and jogging track, camping zone, kids’ play area, alfresco gym, a swimming pool, multipurpose court, gym with aerobics zone, and a community hall, among others.

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