Water Balance

RAIN WATER HARVESTING

The water requirement of the High Cliff project is around 122,000 litres per day. The project is proposed to develop groundwater availability through accelerated infiltration and recharge methods for sustained water availability. By adopting this rating programme, green new buildings can save potable water to the extent of 30 – 50%.

The High Cliff project has 18% of its annual requirement from Rooftop Rainwater harvesting and 36% from groundwater extraction through borewell. The vertical cracks in the hard rock under the surface of earth makes High Cliff a self-sustainable project.

Garbage Management

HANDLING OF CONSUMER WASTE

Handling of waste in buildings is extremely difficult as most of the waste generated is not segregated and has a high possibility of going to landfills. This continues to be a challenge to the municipalities which needs to be approached. This rating system intends to address this by encouraging buildings to segregate the building waste.

The project is designed in a way that allows segregation of dry waste and wet waste from all the apartment in addition to the bins provided at every individual home. This ensures compliance with the mandatory requirement to handle waste management.

Energy Efficiency

REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION

The building sector is a large consumer of electrical energy. Through the IGBC rating system, buildings can reduce energy consumption through energy efficient building envelope, lighting, air conditioning systems, etc. The savings in energy by adopting this rating programme can be up to 20 – 30%. The High Cliff project is in the process of developing energy efficiency measures through the selection of various inputs like walls, roofs, glazing, air conditioning equipment, lighting controls, etc. Solar-PV system of 25 kW has been installed in order to power High Cliff project with renewable energy.

Sewage Treatment

TREATED WATER CONSUMPTION

The biggest problem faced in Bangalore is the lack of water availability 24X7. That won’t be the case of the residents of  High Cliff. The High Cliff project has an on-site Sewage treatment plant (STP) to treat 100% of the wastewater that is generated. 100% of the water requirement for landscaping and flushing is met through this treated wastewater. This water will also be used to clean the pit that collects the segregated waste. The project has a higher efficiency of STP. Water meters have been installed for measuring treated greywater consumption, landscape water consumption and solar hot water consumption. The project will further provide water meters for rainwater, municipal water, borewell water and treated potable water consumption.

Virgin Materials

REDUCED DEPENDENCY OF VIRGIN MATERIALS

The rating system encourages the use of recycled & reused material and discourages the use of virgin materials. This practice aids in the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with the extraction and processing of scarce natural resources. Eco-friendly materials have been used in this project. Lightweight blocks are used for the construction of the building which allows lesser heat penetration and keeps the house cooler than the outside temperature.

Water Balance

Rain Water
Harvesting

The water requirement of the High Cliff project is around 122,000 litres per day. The project is proposed to develop groundwater availability through accelerated infiltration and recharge methods for sustained water availability. By adopting this rating programme, green new buildings can save potable water to the extent of 30 – 50%.

The High Cliff project has 18% of its annual requirement from Rooftop Rainwater harvesting and 36% from groundwater extraction through borewell. The vertical cracks in the hard rock under the surface of earth makes High Cliff a self-sustainable project.

Garbage Management

HANDLING OF CONSUMER WASTE

Handling of waste in buildings is extremely difficult as most of the waste generated is not segregated and has a high possibility of going to landfills. This continues to be a challenge to the municipalities which needs to be approached. This rating system intends to address this by encouraging buildings to segregate the building waste.

The project is designed in a way that allows segregation of dry waste and wet waste from all the apartment in addition to the bins provided at every individual home. This ensures compliance with the mandatory requirement to handle waste management.

Energy Efficiency

REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION

The building sector is a large consumer of electrical energy. Through the IGBC rating system, buildings can reduce energy consumption through energy efficient building envelope, lighting, air conditioning systems, etc. The savings in energy by adopting this rating programme can be up to 20 – 30%. The High Cliff project is in the process of developing energy efficiency measures through the selection of various inputs like walls, roofs, glazing, air conditioning equipment, lighting controls, etc. Solar-PV system of 25 kW has been installed in order to power High Cliff project with renewable energy.

Sewage Treatment

TREATED WATER CONSUMPTION

The biggest problem faced in Bangalore is the lack of water availability 24X7. That won’t be the case of the residents of  High Cliff. The High Cliff project has an on-site Sewage treatment plant (STP) to treat 100% of the wastewater that is generated. 100% of the water requirement for landscaping and flushing is met through this treated wastewater. This water will also be used to clean the pit that collects the segregated waste. The project has a higher efficiency of STP. Water meters have been installed for measuring treated greywater consumption, landscape water consumption and solar hot water consumption. The project will further provide water meters for rainwater, municipal water, borewell water and treated potable water consumption.

Virgin Materials

REDUCED DEPENDENCY OFN VIRGIN MATERIALS

The rating system encourages the use of recycled & reused material and discourages the use of virgin materials. This practice aids in the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with the extraction and processing of scarce natural resources. Eco-friendly materials have been used in this project. Lightweight blocks are used for the construction of the building which allows lesser heat penetration and keeps the house cooler than the outside temperature.