Space Matrix Design Consultants completes India's first LEED Platinum-rated housing development
TZED (Towards Zero Energy Development), a LEED Platinum-rated residential enclave, is a picture perfect ensemble of time, space, contemporary thoughts, revolutionary technology and the best of architectural values. The manifestation of this idea is communicated through spatial tools - be it the sequence of organisation, form and scale of elements of space making or surface articulation.
The client, a builder championing the cause of ecological construction, wanted the development to be sustainable and limit the impact to the environment to the absolute minimum. The five core elemental factors of sustainability; air, water, waste, energy and biomass have driven the design and construction process.
The features of the building; its scale, size, volume, degrees of enclosure and level of illumination as well as texture instill in the observer an ethos appropriate to the place.
The linear site made it necessary that the main road runs along the centre of the site, connecting and networking the campus activities like a central spine. The clubhouse, apartments and homes are bound by this activity corridor.
The primary criteria for construction materials are based on the three R’s - Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. This predetermines that the building materials after their end of use are back in the loop to be recycled and reused. While the mechanical systems such as the AC, refrigerator have been custom built to be CFC free, the two precious resources – water and energy – have been conserved and reused in every action. Thus being the first residential LEED platinum project in India, it is iconic in it’s achievements and approach.