Newtown Square achieves 4 Star rating for Pre-certification from GRIHA Council. The project comprises of over 3.08 acres and is a commercial establishment in the heart of the city located in Sector 95A Gurgaon and well connected to 3 main National Highways. This exclusive property consists of many functions like Retail Shops, Food court, 4 Screens Multiplex, Hotel Apartments and Banquet amongst others. The project is well equipped with all the standard amenities like elevators, power back-up, escalators, security, ample multi-level parking space, air conditioning, water storage, fire-fighting equipment and much more.
GRIHA rating system contains 34 criterias that is categorized under various sections such as Site Selection and Planning, Efficient Utilization of Resources and Conservation, Efficient Building Operation and Maintenance, and Innovation points. A 5-Star rating is the highest possible rating one can achieve in the GRIHA rating system and this is a pride for Newtown Square which has been awarded with 4 Star Rating under GRIHA Pre- Certification. Newtown Square has always emphasized green measures right from the initial stage of construction which also includes prevention of Air pollution due to construction. About 60% energy has been reduced by reduction of heat gain. Energy efficiency is prioritized such that the development saves more than half of the power use. Solar energy would be powering up about 5% of the total electricity load for the establishment. The Project not only focuses on saving energy but also environmentally friendly substances have been used for Construction materials. More than 70% of water use in the building and landscape would be reduced through fixtures and proper water management measures and about 60% of on-site water is reused. The project also has put forward an efficient Solid waste management system so that organic waste generation from the building is less than 100kg/day.
GRIHA rating is a 100 point system that consists of some core points, which are mandatory, and the rest are optional. In this GRIHA rating system different levels of certification starting from one star to five stars are awarded based on the number of points achieved. The minimum points required for this certification is 50, which offers 1 star while 81-90 offers 4 star rating which indicates good green building practices, especially for a commercial / mixed use building.