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Bombay House: A jewel in Tatas' crown
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Bombay House: A jewel in Tatas' crown

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The headquarters of the $96.79-billion Tata Group, the building known as Bombay House, which was completed in 1924. In March 2014, it was the first heritage structure in the country to get a gold rating as a green, environmentally friendly building. The rating, following an audit, is awarded by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), the Indian chapter of the US Green Building Council.
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Bombay House is located on a 2,365-square-yard plot which was bought in 1904 when the then offices were too small. In 1942, it got an additional fourth floor - its last major change - which the Tata Sons chairman, the effective head of the entire group occupies.
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(From left) Chitranjan Kaushik, COO, Ecofirst Services; Rakesh Bhatia, Vice President, Ecofirst Services; F.N. Subedar, COO, Tata Sons; Freddy P. Talati, CEO, The Associated Building Co. at the Bombay House entrance, formed a dedicated team to convert 90-year-old heritage structure into environment friendly building.


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George Wittet, the same architect who designed the Gateway Of India and Prince of Wales Museum build Bombay House.


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For Health and hygiene, the ozone system was installed to clean air conditioning ducts.

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The Chairman's Office, which was occupied by the likes of J R D Tata and Ratan Tata, and now by Cyrus Mistry, is on the fourth floor.


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Elevator with Braille Buttons to aid visually challenged lift users.


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Traded landscaping requirement for green buildings because there was no space for it around Bombay House. Several gardens in Mumbai like Horniman Circle Garden were maintained by Tata Trusts.


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LED Lights were installed and sensors were placed in public areas of the building (e.g. restroom) to cut off power when the space is not in use.


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Valves that control water flow and low flow fixtures were installed in restrooms.


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Ducts built to draw in more fresh air and improve air quality in the building.

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Stair lift is installed to aid people that have difficulty climbing stairs.