Jay Jay Mills (India) Private Limited – Hostel Block
The new dormitories for female workers at Jay Jay Mills (India) Private Limited are designed to be comfortable and spacious, but also resource-efficient. The three-story building houses 108 female workers to provide easy access to their workplace. As an apparel manufacturer for primarily infant and toddler clothing, Jay Jay Mills covers nearly all operations from knitting to dyeing and sewing. The company owns and operates other facilities throughout India as well as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Energy-saving features like reflective paint provide natural cooling for the residences, eliminating the need for air conditioning. The building also conserves energy by using solar hot water collectors and saves water by using recycled grey water for flushing. Construction materials such as UPVC window frames and autoclaved aerated concrete blocks also conserve embodied energy in materials. All of these features were implemented at no additional cost when compared to a conventional building.
The Jay Jay Mills facility is located within the Perundurai industrial complex developed by State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamilnadu Ltd (SIPCOT), a government entity established in 1971 to promote industrial growth in Tamil Nadu. SIPCOT provides comprehensive infrastructure facilities for companies like Jay Jay Mills to establish their businesses. The Jay Jay Mills (India) Private Limited Hostel Block has received final EDGE certification from GBCI India.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, energy-saving lighting and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for bathrooms, water-efficient single flush water closets and recycled grey water for flushing.
Controlled use of concrete for floor and roof construction, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and UPVC 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.