By Staff Correspondent
GMR Fulfillment Center, a part of GMR Group today, announced that it had been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) Advanced Certificate in recognition of its commitment towards sustainability. The GMR Fulfillment Center was certified for the level EDGE Advanced under the EDGE rating system by SINTALI with SGS as EDGE Auditor and ALF Green as EDGE Expert.
Spread across 94,574.6 square meters with a floor area of 51,154 square meters, the project achieved carbon neutrality with predicted savings of 77% in energy, 84% in water and 70% less embodied energy in materials, a total of 790.16 tons of COշ per year. The GMR Fulfillment Center undertook several green sustainable measures to support the development of a sustainable ecosystem. It implemented several green measures like the use of renewable energy, recycling of water, installation of energy-efficient equipment, water-efficient systems and Energy-efficient building materials, to name a few.
Speaking on occasion, Mr Aman Kapoor, CEO – Airport Land Development, GMR Group, said, “We are honoured to be awarded the EDGE certification for recognizing our commitment towards sustainability and furthering green construction practices. GMR Fulfillment Center Warehouse was built as an example of resource efficiency in the retail sector. This acknowledgement will give us a further boost to explore innovative ways to optimize our resources and reduce carbon footprints in warehouse operations.”
Lighting and air-conditioning systems are some of the significant contributors to energy bills. To address these aspects, GMR Fulfillment Center has installed Energy-efficient LED systems both in internal and external spaces while a landscape of energy-efficient cooling systems including air-cooled, water-cooled, and VRF systems coupled with variable speed drives (VSD) for air-handling units (AHU) have been commissioned.
Further, to reduce the dependency on the grid, GMR Fulfillment Center have gone the renewable energy way by installing solar voltaic of capacity 1014 kWp, which contributes to 60.5% of annual electricity use. As a part of its energy conservation, various energy efficiency measures like reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of roof and external walls to decrease the heat ingress into the Fulfillment Cent