Ecological construction and building designs play a crucial role in providing an environment for a sustainable, healthy, and convenient lifestyle. Right from using low-impact architecture to renewable materials to eco-friendly maintenance facilities, Ecopolitan is an endeavor to recreate the long-lost synergy between civilization and Mother Nature.
Eco-friendly methods that have been adapted in this project include:
· Use of ready mix concrete
· In-site production of precast panels
· Use of local materials within close proximity of the site
· Use of compost manures and processed garbage waste for landscaping purposes
· Proper garbage disposal systems.
The ecological maintenance measures and facilities include:
Sustainable site management:
· Appropriate measures have been adopted during construction to prevent air, water, and land pollution.
· Topsoil on site shall be preserved and reused as much as possible
· The existing trees on site will be retained and transplanted
· 37% of green Spaces have been planned with 10 % green areas on virgin ground
· Landscaping is done using native and mostly drought tolerant species to preserve local biodiversity.
· Use of low flow fixtures to save 50% fresh water
· Water efficient landscape irrigation using micro-sprinkler and drip irrigation
· Rain water harvesting system
· Water savings during construction due to advanced construction technology – precast structure.
Solid waste management:
· Efficient waste segregation and handling during construction
· Efficient waste management during post-occupancy
· Dry waste to be handled through local scrap dealers
· 100% on-site organic waste management to generate manure on-site that can be used for landscaping.
Energy efficiency design:
· Designed with climate responsive strategies to ensure solar shading, daylight and indoor air quality to provide better thermal and visual comfort
· Optimum day-lighting inhabitable spaces to reduce use of electricity for artificial lighting, thereby energy bills.
· Low-embodied energy construction and eco-friendly materials for building construction
· Energy efficient lighting fixtures like CFL, T5, and LED for common areas
· Solar water heating system
· Outdoor lighting with automated controls lighting fixtures and mostly LED based external lighting.
Socially responsible design:
· Low VOC finishes and paints
· Effective provisions to ensure good health, sanitation and safety facilities for workers during construction.
· Universal design for physically challenged users
· No Smoking zones in all common areas of the building premises, especially in children playing areas
· Green Manual for operation and maintenance of the project to be issued to every resident post hand-over
O: OPTIMUM SPACES
O: 20% OPEN SPACE
T: 100% TRANSPARENCY
A: ACE QUALITY
N: NEXT GENERATION HOME
Urban biodiversity refers to the variety and variability among living organisms found in a city and the ecological systems in which they occur. Overall, urban biodiversity responds to a combination of biogeographic and anthropogenic factors, with a strong influence of the latter. As urban populations grow rapidly, the role that cities play in biodiversity conservation becomes increasingly relevant. Effective land use and management of natural ecosystems in urban areas can be beneficial to both residents and biodiversity that exist within and around the city. Hence, cities must be part of the solution to stem global biodiversity loss. It is commonly assumed that cities, being urban areas, are devoid of flora and fauna – the reality is that many cities have rich biodiversity, regardless of geographical location and climate.