Huntsmans Lighthall Facility in Mumbai Receives Platinum Rating under LEED Certification fromIndian Green Building Council
09 Oct 2019
~ Huntsman was the only chemical company to be granted LEED ‘Platinum’ certification this year for its superlative water conservation, energy saving, waste management and multiple sustainable practices~
Mumbai, India, October 09, 2019: Huntsman, the global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, was awardedthe prestigious LEED Platinum certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its Lighthall Research and Development andcorporate office in Mumbai.
Huntsman’s Mumbai facility received ‘Platinum’ rating under the IGBC Green Interiors Rating System for its multiple sustainable practices adopted inclusive of its superior energy conservation, water saving, and waste management systems. The facility uses LED lighting, efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)electricalsystems and natural lighting to minimize use of artificial lights to save energy. For water conservation, low flow fixtures have been installed across the site. In addition to this, lab contaminated water and sewage water aretreated at the in-house effluent treatment plant (ETP)and sewage treatment plant, and reused for gardeningand flushing purposes, respectively. The facilityalso has an efficient waste management system inclusive of waste reduction and segregation practices, as well as the recycle and reuse of dry waste as manure.In addition to these measures, more than 1000 indoor plants have been placed to enhance air quality inside the facility, and a 4000 sq. ft. green belt of CO2 absorbing evergreen treeshas been developed in the vicinity. The company also provides bus services with strategic routes for the employees’ commute, thus reducing reliance on private vehicles.
Commenting on the LEED platinum rating, Mr. Rajib Kumar, HR-Head, India Subcontinent, Huntsman Corporation, said, “Sustainability is at the core of our business practices. The platinum rating is a true testament to our sustainable practices,and how our workplaces have been designed to conform to the highest standards of environmental performance. We will continue to work towards improving our energy saving, water conservation and waste management practices, thereby further optimizing our sustainability practices.”
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is an internationally recognized green building certification program for buildings and communities designed and operated for improved human health and environmental performance. Huntsman was awarded the certification at the Green Building Congress 2019 held in Hyderabad.
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