ONGC gets Zero Waste Accreditation from Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Dated : 03 January 2018 02:15:00 PM
BMC has certified NBP Green Heights as Zero Waste building, based on the audit carried out by a team of experts from MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) to ascertain if the systems installed in NBP Green Heights are being maintained as per the design and specifications. This is a great honor for ONGC and the building management team, which is working so efficiently in managing all the green features under the leadership of ED-HRO, Mr. S Gopinath.
It is pertinent to mention that ONGC has formalised its corporate policy on Climate change and sustainability, the only PSU in India to have done so. No wonder, ONGC was rated as India’s ‘Greenest Company’, by Business Today AC-Nielson ORG Marg Survey 2004.
As a step towards “Clean India Campaign”, a dream project of our Honorable Prime Minister, ONGC Green Building – NBP Green Heights had been efficiently segregating and processing its solid and liquid waste since inception in 2015.
The system of segregating the waste and treating it through various techniques like STP, OWC, classified Waste bins, etc. ensures that every single drop of liquid or solid waste is processed as per the municipal Solid waste management rule 2016. There is no liquid discharge/disposal from the building to the municipal drainage system. The building also uses liquid waste generated in washrooms and pantries after treatment in STP (cap. 110 kl/day) for flushing HVAC makeup and gardening. This results in annual savings of Rs. 2.5 lakh.
Water collected from rainwater harvesting pits also used for HVAC makeup. Tree leaves and other garden waste is used for preparing manure in the Organic Waste Composter (OWC).
A green building would show tremendous concern on efficient utilization of resources, thereby reducing the impact on environment.