HPNE, Mumbai awarded PLATINUM rating by IGBC
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited's "HP Nagar East Colony, Mumbai has been awarded a PLATINUM RATING under Green Residential Society Rating System by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a wing of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Shri. Surinder Kumar, Chief Manager Administration of HPCLs received the award recently from Dr. Prem C. Jain, Chairman, IGBC at Green Building Congress 2015 held at Ahmedabad.
HP Nagar East is the first PSU colony across the nation to be certified as green colony with Platinum Rating by IGBC. It is one of the HPCL's largest residential complexes at Chembur, Mumbai. It is a historical colony dating back to 1954 from the ESSO era known as Stanvac Nagar at that time and is spread over an area of approx. 34 acres with almost 70% area covered with lush green gardens.
The colony has been recognized by IGBC due to its transformation within last couple of years in various fronts of Sustainability Development with initiatives like Roof top Solar Power Plant, Solar Water Heaters, Rain Water Harvesting, Organic Waste Converter, tree plantations and Energy Efficient Lighting, etc. In addition to the same, the colony uses Online Complaint Management System for handling complaints on maintenance & repairs and e-circulars to avoid paper circulation. Colony administration has a unique initiative called"Emergency Response Plan' to help residents in case of emergencies with regard to Medical, Fire, Security/Theft & Natural Calamity. Colony residents ensured proper segregation of waste into organic, inorganic, medical & e-waste and do their bit to save the environment. To take care of health of the residents, colony has a gymnasium with modern equipments , an Open Yoga & Meditation Center, various indoor and outdoor sports facilities like Tennis court, basketball court, badminton court, table tennis, cricket & football ground, children playgrounds. Colony also houses various other facilities like electric car charging points & facilities for differently abled for the convenience of its residents.
For the excellent landscaping and greenery maintained by the colony, every year it is awarded with many Garden Awards by BMC and Friends of Trees. The colony's ambience has been enhanced by Landscape painting, graffiti painting & sculptures from scrap material. In overall HP Nagar East Colony at Chembur, Mumbai in the backdrop of a Hill is a living paradise for its residents with various amenities.