CHENNAI: Amid discussion and debate about how to make our construction sector create homes that consume lower amounts of energy and are better for the environment, the Ramakrishna Mission Students Home was granted a rare ‘green’ honour. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) conferred Ramakrishna Mission Residential School, Mylapore, with the prestigious IGBC Platinum rated Green school certification under IGBC Green schools rating programme for the achievements and initiatives taken in making their campus green.
The plaque and certificate was presented by IGBC’s C N Raghavendran, Ajit Kumar Chordia, vice-chairman, IGBC Chennai chapter, N K Ranganath, managing director, Grundfos Pumps India, and M Raghu, director, IGBC. The award was received by Swami Satyajnanananda, secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Student’s Home, Mylapore. The representative of the home spoke about the various initiatives that they had undertaken infrastructurally to ensure that the waste produced by them was repurposed and the energy requirement was met by alternative sources.
Followed by this, C N Raghavendran formally inaugurated the technologically upgraded (MBR bio plug system of 500 cubic meter capacity) new STP plant from GE installed at Olympia Tech Park, Chennai. The programme, organised by IGBC and CII, was held at the sprawling Tech Park at Guindy and was well attended by builders, architects, social entrepreneurs and the like.