State Level Energy Park (2004)

Client: State Level Energy Park, Bangalore

Location: Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, Bengaluru, India

Contractor: Aditi Constructions, Bangalore, Karnataka State Habitat Centre, Bangalore, Tata BP Solar [India] Ltd.

Total Area: 17 Acres / 6.8 Hectares

14 of the 17 Acres have been dedicated to landscaping. Complete bamboo based construction has been used for all civil structures to reduce embodied and transport energy along with recycled debris, concrete block stones, bamboo and Neem tree for timber.

Rainwater harvesting treatment systems have been installed to recharge the pits and the four water bodies. Bio-gas plant has been placed to treat waste from the solar kitchen and the public toilet. Recycled and bio-degradable materials have been used for all landscaping features like playing equipment, sculptures, pergolas, gazebos etc. 100% of the space is naturally ventilated, which helps in peak times. 2.1 kWp of solar energy has been installed. The project uses solar water heating system for the swimming pool and food court, parabolic solar cooker for food court and solar garden lights and street lights. A 1.5kv wind- solar hybrid system is attached to the bore-well for lifting water. The Bio-gasifiers use all the twigs, branches etc. to produce heat energy. A micro hydel electric system is used for a small waterfall.

The project comprises the “Solar Hut”, a 2 bedroom house, a Food Court, 5 Garden Pavillions, a public toilet, a bamboo bridge, swimming pool and changing rooms.

80 % of the building materials used are either recycled, recyclable or bio-degradable – More than 70 % is Bamboo.

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