Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based Aparna Group company Aparna Constructions & Estates has taken the green way with its two projects Aparna Sarovar Grande with platinum certification and Aparna Zenith with gold certification. Aparna Enterprises is into uPVC doors and windows and lead free profile manufacturing. These uPVC doors and windows are eco-friendly, recyclable and energy efficient.
Aparna Venster began exploring eco-friendly products in 2008 and set up production and fabrication facilities in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Bidar.
Mahesh Choudhary, CEO of uPVC Division of Aparna Enterprises, told Telangana Today, “Our product is eco-friendly since we use 100 per cent natural components for producing the profiles. These components are lead free, recyclable and hence not harmful to nature. Because of the insulation that it provides, it saves energy and consumes less power.
Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children. “Ours is an ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) certified product wherein we don’t use lead in any of our components. Hence, we are also eliminating the chances of lead pollution even when the product is recycled,” he adds.
With the state-of-the-art German extrusion equipment and precision engineering in every meter of uPVC window and door systems, the company conforms to the European standards of manufacturing. The company provides end-to-end solutions which includes survey, design, fabrication, delivery installation and post sales services.
Choudhary informed, “We have delivered and installed about one million window and door systems till now. We produce over 18 lakh sq. ft of window and door systems every year.”
Aparna Sarovar Grandé, the first green certified project holds the record for being the first in Hyderabad and Telangana and the fourth nationally to get a Platinum certification for a high rise residential development from IGBC (Indian Green Building Council). The company is aiming high with Aparna Sarovar Zenith (a 5 million residential development) which is pre-certified Gold and has just been launched.
Rakesh Reddy, director of Aparna Constructions, says, “The real estate development sector is a resource intensive sector in this country and has a major environmental impact. As an example, buildings consume 30-35 per cent of the total energy consumption in India. To have a sustainable business and contribute towards the country’s march towards green movement, developers have to join the green bandwagon.”
He added, it is a myth that building and maintaining green buildings is an expensive process. It is true that the cost of construction of a green building is higher than the normal buildings but the cost of maintenance is much cheaper when compared to normal building. The additional costs incurred are justified as the green building’s life cost of ownership is much lower than a normal building. The biggest advantage is the benefit to the environment from less water usage, energy efficiency, minimised waste generation and a healthier space for the residents.
At 24.46 acres with 2,475 apartments, Aparna Sarovar Zenith is one of largest residential projects, with a built-up area of 5 million sq ft. The project provides a host of amenities on par with some of the best developments in the world, while maintaining a steadfast focus on sustainable living with facilities including a Sewage Treatment Plant and Water Treatment Plant.
He informs, also, as part of the company’s environmentally-friendly initiatives, the project focuses on zero discharge, rain water harvesting and solar heating. By treating and reusing on-site wastewater for landscaping and other purposes, there will be reduced consumption of potable water. The rain water collected is used for gardening, car cleaning and most purposes where drinking quality water is not needed; saving additional costs while also protecting natural resources.
Solar energy systems are installed for outdoor lighting as well as for other purposes. This eco-friendly practice reduces the carbon emissions from residential homes.