Somerset Greenways is a serviced residence in Chennai. Ideally located on Sathyadev Avenue, the residence is a 10-minute drive from Chennai’s main central business district and a 45-minute drive from Anna International Airport. Guests may choose from a range of apartment sizes, from the cleverly designed studios to spacious 3-bedroom residences. Additionally, guests enjoy full access to a comprehensive list of amenities available in-house, including a fully equipped fitness center, infinity and children’s wading pool, rooftop garden and barbecue area, and a business center.
The property has been retrofitted to improve its resource efficiency and to appeal to guests who are committed to a sustainable lifestyle. LED lighting, external shading devices, and an energy-efficient cooling system reduce the building’s energy use, while low-flow plumbing fixtures and a grey water treatment and recycling system reduce the building’s water use. To further reduce the environmental impact of the project, the retrofit included the reuse of existing floor slab and walls.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. As a leader in the sector, the Ascott Limited believes it is their responsibility to do their part to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. Green buildings is one of Ascott’s focus areas, as reflected in its commitment to certify all new buildings and major retrofits. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 770 properties in 190 cities across over 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA.
Somerset Greenways Chennai has received EDGE Advanced certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, higher thermal performance glass, air conditioning with a water cooled chiller, variable speed drive pumps and fans of cooling towers, a heat pump for hot water generation, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and smart meters for electrical energy.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, efficient-flush water closets, aerators for faucets and auto shut-off faucets in bathrooms, water efficient kitchen faucets, and a grey water treatment and recycling system.
Re-use of existing floor slab, roof, internal and external walls, flooring, and window frames.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.