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Ggn plans to go green through its buildings

Gurugram: In recent years, there has been a spike in the growth of new buildings in Gurugram. In the latest count, there are over 150 green buildings in Gurugram up from the count of 68 in 2015.

Co-incidentally the first green building was set up in 2003. Various sops are also being provided by the government to the builders who are using the green technology.

The Haryana government has allowed the FAR to be increased by almost 33 per cent for the builders who are adopting the green technology.

With the implementation of this move, in the 75 square metre area, 33 per cent of more space area can be added and in 101 to 150 square metres, 53 per cent more space can be included. Despite the sops, most of the builders are still interested in adopting traditional technology due to the cost benefits. Some of the builders are using the green technology in phases. A key area that has gained a lot of traction is the use of solar technology. According to the Haryana government, there are 600 solar projects that are slated to be launched in Gurugram for this purpose. The head of the state also mentioned that while in 2022, the country has set the target to produce one lakh megawatt of solar power and the state has set a goal of producing 4000 megawatts.

With the Haryana government expected to give subsidies, the public agencies in the city are expected to begin talks with official members of condominium societies, malls, and commercial offices.

Also, there are plans to work on coordination with the private builders to develop solar power facilities in new housing and commercial spaces. The growth of solar power becomes more essential taking into consideration that the city has set a record of consumption of three crore units this summer. Unable to bear the load major part of the city faced outages for more than six to twelve hours on various occasions.

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