At ICICI Bank, it is our constant endeavour to set new benchmarks in managing our environmental footprint. Our vision for the new, state-of-the-art ICICI RSETI building at Jodhpur was to construct a building which would not exploit scarce natural resources and would be net zero for water consumption and energy consumption and produce net zero waste for landfills. This mandate drove all phases of the project - from conceptualisation and design to execution.
We commissioned a comprehensive survey of the proposed project site with special reference to the local environment and ecology and topography. The survey included contour analysis, climate analysis, wind-flow analysis, solar-egress analysis and a detailed study of locally available raw materials. This was critical because the site is situated a few kilometres away from the main city of Jodhpur. We were one of the first organisations trying to construct a building on this rocky terrain.
The team aimed at following the global best practices for the design of aesthetic environmentalfriendly buildings. It incorporated traditional and locally prevalent functional design features that suit the extreme climatic conditions of the area. Some of the unique design elements incorporated in the building are:
We used some unique methods and tools in the construction which contributed to the making of a green building. Some of them are:
The building is characterised by the following remarkable functional and innovative features as well as environment-friendly measures: