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The Emerging Trend of Eco-Homes

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With celebrities like Gul Panag and Abhay Deol paving the way for green homes, people across the planet are waking up to this emerging need & pushing the green quotient of their homes. The trend seems to be more popular in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

One of the main reasons behind the popularity of Green Homes is that it reduces the carbon footprint and brings down maintenance cost and utility bills. The homes are designed keeping in mind the factor of ‘energy efficiency’. Right from the building material, paint, solar equipments to rain water harvesting, different aspects are considered before building an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient home.

Below is an insight on the elements, cost factor & long-term benefits of going green

One can opt for organic accessories like bamboo planters, cotton bedcovers, handmade earthern sculptures, jute or cotton cushions and paper lamp shades to enrich the quality of the living space. Using glues, paints or varnish that have low VOC content or water based solutions are also an effective way to adapt green living.

While the green building movement has been around globally since the 1970s, it has gained momentum in India only in the last couple of years. The first standard green rating programme in India was Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Even GRIHA, an acronym for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, conceived by TERI is the National Rating System of India.

Many of the modern-day green homes await GRIHA certification, whereas renowned architects and high-end builders plan their futuristic projects under the guidelines of IGBC. Tata Housing Development Company Limited has been one of the pioneers for sustainable green developments. It has been the biggest proponent of Green initiatives in the Indian Real Estate space. As on today, Tata Housing is developing over 44 million sq.ft, which is under various stages of developments, all built under the guidelines drawn by IGBC.

With more awareness among the masses and the architects willing to experiment with building styles and materials, the trend of turning homes into eco-friendly havens will soon become big. Other than being the need of the day, it’s something worth adapting in these times of climate change and global warming.

An eco-friendly home is more expensive compared to a traditional home, but looking at it from a long-term perspective enables us to get a higher value with respect to conserving energy, enhancing productivity and not to forget, better lifestyle.

Tata Housing’s La Montana the only Indian project to represent APAC at the International Property Awards, London

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Wins 5 accolades in various categories at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012
Bags Multiple Awards for the 4th year in a row at the Asia Pacific level

Tata Housing Development Co. Ltd., India’s fastest growing real estate development company with over 46 million sq.ft., under various stages of development has once again triumphed the most prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012 (part of the International Property Awards), 4th year in a row bagging five coveted awards under various categories.

Tata Housing is the country’s only residential developer to receive the prestigious Five Star Award in the Leisure Architecture Category for La Montana; Highly Commended Awards in the Show Home Category for Prive & Primanti; Highly Commended Award in the Development Marketing Category for La Montana; Highly Commended Developer Website forwww.lamontana.co.in.

Additionally La Montana, a Mediterranean themed township designed, located at Talegaon by International Architect firm F + A, was adjudged as an Asian Contender in the Leisure Architecture category to compete against the highest scoring contenders from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate ‘World’s Best’.

38 Speaking on the achievement Mr. Brotin Banerjee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tata Housing, said, “At Tata Housing, it’s our constant endeavor to create benchmark projects based on the consumer’s needs and requirement. We are proud of our continued success at the Asia Pacific Property Awards. This year is special for us as our project La Montana achieved the distinction of winning the 5 star rating for Best Leisure Architecture India and it leads from the Asia Pacific region to be honoured with Best Leisure Architect Residential Asia Pacific. It is indeed a very proud moment for us as this is the only residential project to be nominated from India to represent Asia Pacific region for the International Property Awards. This will strengthen our commitment to create landmark projects in the country. ”

Held in association with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia, the Asia Pacific Property Awards recognizes 40 categories of distinction within the fields of development, interior design, architecture, and real estate. Each project was judged by a team of 65 professionals from the property discipline. They are ascertained based on quality of design, construction and presentation of individual properties as well as interior, architecture, and marketing.

Mr. Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards, says, “We received a record number of entries for the Asia Pacific region this year and the standard was extremely high. Any company to win one of these awards has shown exceptional levels of professionalism and competence in their respective fields.”

The Asia Pacific Property Awards are part of the long-established International Property Awards and its winners’ logo is recognized as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. Founded 18 years ago, these accolades distinguish excellence in the property industry worldwide and promote international standards. For the last four years consecutively, Tata Housing has been acknowledged with multiple accolades at this prestigious annual symposium demonstrating it is again at the forefront of Real Estate Industry in Asia.