GoodEarth Malhar ‘Footprints’ wins FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2015

By November 23 , 2015
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GoodEarth Homes, known for constructing environment-friendly and sustainable neighborhoods has been recognized by Asia’s largest leading Green Design competition in Singapore: The FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2015. The FuturArc Green Leadership Award recognizes sustainable design in “new, restored, rehabilitated or converted” buildings in Asia. The participating entries included property developers, architects, and professionals in construction and building design. This award had six categories: Individual Residential, Multiple Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Interior, and Socially-Inclusive Development. GoodEarth Malhar Footprints in India won a citation award in the Residential – Multiple Houses category at FuturArc Green Awards 2015.

GoodEarth was started by a team of architects & builders. The team comprising of Stanley George, Parthasarathy S, Jeeth and Natasha Iype has been experimenting with alternatives in architecture, exploring concepts of holistic development, through ventures in construction, housing, organic farming, tourism for the past 28 years. The properties are built-up with Green Technology bringing out the most esthetic designs close to the nature. GoodEarth is the only project to have built over 4lakh sq.ft of space entirely in mud blocks. The mud has been excavated from the site itself and they have worked with the Indian Institute of Science to design the block. These Blocks are called Compressed Stabilized Soil Cement Blocks have been built with since 1970, GoodEarth are the first to have used it on a scale such as this.

GoodEarth Malhar Footprints is an eco-village spread over seven Acres of land, located in Kengeri, Bangalore. The project is the first community of the Malhar Eco-village. Footprints is kept free of vehicular movement in the compound and homes are extended around a network of streets and landscaped courtyards.

The FuturArc Green Leadership Award was launched in 2009 by the BCI Group of Companies to seek out innovative and ecologically responsible buildings in Asia. The competition [formerly known as the BCI Green Design Award] recognizes the team behind a completed project: the developer, consultants and contractors, who have collectively pushed the limits and definition of what a Green building is in Asia.

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