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
Some features implemented at the railway station as evaluated by IGBC include-
Well-developed passenger amenities
Pre-paid air-conditioned hall
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.
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