The new School of Management is being designed in the existing Dr DY Patil University in Navi Mumbai, India. The facility is planned for around 3000 students and will provide graduate level degree programs focused on business and management studies. The total gross area of the project is approximately 64,000m² and will provide a teaching faculty block at lower levels and residential units at higher levels.
PHA Consult is leading the Environmental and MEP engineering design of the proposed School of Business. The new development is being designed by Foster and Partners and aims to be at the forefront of sustainability. The D.Y. Patil School of Business is targeting a LEED ® Gold rating by Indian Green Building Council. Achieving such high building performance standards in the harsh climate of Navi Mumbai is a challenging task and shows the university’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
- The design incorporates many features for increased building efficiency.
- The building form is developed to allow for enhanced daylight penetration from the north façade while preventing any direct sunlight from entering the perimeter spaces.
- The building is also being designed to naturally ventilate all the public spaces, which saves additional energy. Advanced modeling and analysis is being carried out to optimize the ventilation design ensuring maximum comfort in the public realm.
- An onsite water recovery plant is proposed for the development recovering upto 95% of wastewater generated from the building to be reused for secondary uses such as toilet flushing and cooling tower makeup water.
- To minimize the dependence on grid electricity, a natural gas driven tri-generation CHP plant is proposed for the building .This will also allow building cooling with absorption chillers driven from recovered waste heat from the plant enabling upto 35% reduction in carbon emission.
- Part of the Hot water for building domestic use is generated from solar thermal panels.