Electronics City achieves IGBC Platinum Rating, becomes a Model Green City Township
Bengaluru, 05 June 2023 – The Township Authority is thrilled to announce its recent certification with the prestigious IGBC Platinum Rating as a Green City Township. This remarkable achievement solidifies the township’s commitment to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and the well-being of its residents.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is the country’s leading authority in promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly developments. The IGBC Platinum Rating is the highest honor bestowed upon cities and townships that meet stringent sustainability criteria, making Electronics City a true pioneer in the green revolution.
“Obtaining this esteemed certification signifies the Township Authority’s unwavering dedication to preserving the environment, enhancing the quality of life for its residents, and creating a model for future urban development. By incorporating sustainable design principles, renewable energy solutions, and efficient resource management practices, the township has set an inspiring example for other communities to follow” says Dr. V. Veerappan, Chairman, ELCITA.
Some key highlights of the township’s sustainable initiatives include:
- Smart Energy Management: The township has implemented cutting-edge energy management systems, utilizing renewable energy sources such as solar panels and innovative energy-saving technologies. These efforts have significantly reduced the carbon footprint of the entire community.
- Water Conservation Measures: Through the implementation of rainwater harvesting systems, wastewater treatment plants, and efficient water distribution networks, the township has successfully conserved water resources and ensured sustainable usage across all sectors.
- Waste Management: ELCITA has put into operation a one-of-a-kind Sustainability Park consisting of a 1.6MLD STP and a 16 tons / day solid waste material recovery facility which will help meet its objectives of recycling sewage water and zero-waste to landfill.
- Green Spaces and Biodiversity Preservation: campuses within Electronics City Township boasts expansive green spaces, parks, and gardens that promote biodiversity and provide a harmonious connection with nature. These green areas not only enhance the visual appeal of the township but also contribute to improved air quality and overall well-being.
- Sustainable Transportation: The township’s comprehensive public and private transportation plan focuses on promoting mass travel and reducing vehicular emissions. The smart and sustainable bus stops offer commuters all conveniences including vending machines, digital information boards, CCTV cameras, solar power, rainwater harvesting and other features.
“Receiving the IGBC Platinum Rating demonstrates the Township Authority’s commitment to creating a sustainable, liveable, and future-proof city. This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of various stakeholders, including the member Industries, government bodies, architects, engineers, and environmental consultants” said Mr. Charles Hawkes, Township Development Officer, ELCITA.
Electronics City is now positioned as a shining example for other cities and townships across the nation, inspiring them to adopt sustainable practices and work towards a greener future. The Township Authority is confident that this certification will attract environmentally conscious businesses, residents, and investors, leading to further economic growth and prosperity.
As ELCITA celebrates this momentous achievement, it reaffirms its commitment to continually innovate and lead the way in sustainable urban development. The Township Authority remains dedicated to implementing new initiatives, nurturing a green mindset among its residents, and contributing to the global effort to combat climate change.
About the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC):
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is a part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and is actively involved in promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible buildings, townships, and cities across India. IGBC certifications recognize projects that adhere to stringent green building standards and have a positive impact on the environment and society.
|Activities||Content||Key words for image|
|Road sweeping||The sweeping machine is utilized together with manual methods for thorough cleaning.||Sweeping machine|
|Grill Cleaning||The grills are cleaned daily.|
|Improvement of drain|
footpath and fixing of
|Improving and beautifying the neighborhood to ensure pedestrian safety and the free flow of stormwater in the drain, while also regulating traffic flow and enhancing the safety of pedestrians.||Utilities|
|Road Asphalting||To ensure smooth and safe traffic flow and pothole-free roads.||Roads|
|GPR Survey||ELCITA is responsible for providing adequate infrastructure and facilities for Electronics City Citizens. The power and OFC (Optical Fiber Cable) lines serve as the primary lifelines of the electronic city. Any damage incurred during the execution of work would have catastrophic consequences and result in significant losses. Recognising this, ELCITA conducted a GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) survey to accurately identify the locations of the underground utilities.||Survey|
|ELCITA team conducts quarterly painting to guarantee and prolong the life span of MS railings preventing corrosion.|
|Road Assessments||Road condition monitoring is performed using AI-based software, which helps capture images of potholes with accurate longitude and latitude coordinates. The software can identify 10 types of road defects and generate detailed segment-wise reports. Defects are graded from level 0 to 4, with color coding indicating the priority of stretches of roads requiring immediate attention. Based on the analysis, road rectification plans can be formulated. Minor road defects and potholes are addressed by the in-house team using Road Bond, while major defects are outsourced to contracted services.||Road Metrics|
|Upgradation of Toll|
Plaza in West and East
|The architectural style implemented in the construction of the Toll Plaza caters to the needs of a contemporary township, facilitating seamless vehicular flow while keeping up with the township's growing dynamics. As a result, the organization's reputation has been enhanced. It guarantees user safety, promotes a seamless traffic flow, reduces travel time, and minimizes pollution in Electronics City.|
|In house team|
|The work involves timely rectification of damaged drain slabs, footpaths, potholes, and other related areas.||In house team|
|Pre monsoon activities||Ensuring free flow of stormwater in drain without causing overflow on roads pre monsoon activities are taken up by inhouse team as per the schedule. 1. Shoulder drains and Primary drain cleaning work for smooth flow of storm water. 2. Cleaning of Rajkaluves||Pre monsoon activities|
|Rooftop Solar||Adopting renewable energy|
|Streetlight poles with|
Smart LED lights
High mast lights
|These streetlights are equipped with scheduled auto-dimming during low traffic hours. They also feature an optional motion sensor that automatically adjusts the light intensity based on the detected pedestrian density.|
& Surge Production
|Protecting the UPS from the surge.|
|Integration in smart|
|To analyze the energy consumption of equipment like diesel generators, high mast lights, and UPSs, and generate corresponding reports. Additionally, prompt actions are taken during emergencies.|
|EV charging Station|
and Rooftop Solar
|Actively working towards green energy practices and embracing renewable energy sources.|