Kolkata West International City
More than 600 one, two and three-bedroom apartments that are part of the future Kolkata West International City have been EDGE certified. The residences will be built by the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, a Mumbai-based business enterprise with interests in construction, real estate, infrastructure and more. The Shapoorji Pallonji Group develops both luxury apartments and affordable housing.
Kolkata West International City is a satellite township development with IT parks, a hospital, schools and shopping centers, located 9 kilometers from the heart of Kolkata in Howrah. The EDGE-certified apartments are not air conditioned, using such techniques as applying reflective paint and installing windows with low-E coated glass to keep the heat at bay. Homeowners will save anywhere from 300 to more than 800 rupees per month on their utility bills compared to if they had invested in a conventional home.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint for external walls and roof, low-E coated glass, energy-efficient ceiling fans and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for washbasins and dual flush water closets.
In-situ reinforced internal and external walls.
*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.