Residents of a housing complex in Kandivli are leaving no stone unturned in reducing their carbon footprint. Be it rainwater harvesting, use of solar power, installation of LED bulbs, getting waste water treatment plants or maintaining a green cover, the 230 families residing in Raheja Eternity have gone all out to develop a sustainable living environment.
The residents of the 20-storey building have reduced their dependence on the electricity grid by nearly 60% by using solar power generated in the premises. The residents collected Rs35 lakh to install a 65kW rooftop solar system to mark World Environment Day in June. Their energy conservation efforts, however, started before this. They replaced all regular lights in the building’s common areas with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
“There are around 211 panels that generate around 260-280 units per day. But after we replaced all our society tube lights with around 650 LED …