Chennai Central Railway Station Bags IGBC Green Building Certification

Chennai Central Railway Station Bags IGBC Green Building Certification

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Date of Post: 16 Sep, 2018

Chennai: The Chennai Central railway station, has received the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) certification for adopting green building concepts and features in the station. The award was given under green railway stations rating system by IGBC’ and the council’s Chennai chapter Chairman, C N Raghavendran presented a plaque and certificate to Southern Railway general manager, R K Kulshrestha at a function on Saturday, a release said.

The rating system facilitates-

  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Use of renewable energy sources
  • Water management and rain water harvesting
  • Health, hygiene and sanitation
  • Green cover

Some features implemented at the railway station as evaluated by IGBC include-

  • Well-developed passenger amenities
  • Pre-paid air-conditioned hall
  • LED lighting
  • Solar panels
  • Use of solar water heaters to meet 90% of hot water requirements
  • Green railway stations rating is a tool to facilitate adoption of green concepts, thereby reducing the adverse environmental impacts due to operation and maintenance, it added.

To know more about recent developments of  Railways-

15 Sep, 2018 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Reviews Progress of 2 Railway Projects- Kamalachari to Byrnihat and Byrnihat to Shillong

15 Sep, 2018 : Western Railway To Introduce New Refurbished GS Coaches in Lieu of Conventional First Class Coaches In Various Trains

13 Sep, 2018 : Northeast Frontier Railway Eliminates All Unmanned Level Crossings


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