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State-owned SJVN on Friday said its headquarters Shakti Bhawan has been awarded four-star ratings by Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council.
GRIHA is a rating tool that helps people assess the performance of their building against certain nationally acceptable benchmarks. It evaluates the environmental performance of a building holistically over its entire life cycle, thereby providing a definitive standard for ‘green building’.
The building is built up on an area of 15,200 square meters and accommodates more than 500 employees. It operates a 100 KW solar energy system and a 40 KW solar water heating system for energy needs.
In a statement, SJVN CMD Nand Lal Sharma said, “SJVN headquarters in Shimla has been rated four-star by GRIHA Council. It is a moment of pride for everyone as Shakti Sadan is the first building in Himachal Pradesh to get this rating”.
A sewerage treatment plant with a capacity to recycle 90,000 litres of wastewater has also been installed in the building.