DMRC's Headquarters Certified As Carbon Neutral

DMRC's Headquarters Certified As Carbon Neutral

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Headquarters at Metro Bhawan, has achieved Carbon Neutral certification, further solidifying its position as a leader in sustainable urban transportation. This milestone follows the earlier certification of DMRC’s staff quarters in Sector-50, Noida, as Carbon Neutral. It is a significant step in the organization’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and combating climate change.
In line with the Government of India’s target to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2070, DMRC continues to work for carbon neutrality by adopting and implementing advanced environmental practices. The certification of Metro Bhawan as ‘Carbon Neutral’ for the fiscal year 2023-24 under the Public Accountability Standard (PAS) 2060 is a testament to these efforts.

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DMRC has effectively reduced all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from Metro Bhawan through various innovative and eco-friendly initiatives. These include the installation of Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) pits, a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), the use of treated effluent for horticulture, water-efficient fixtures, and an Organic Waste Converter. These measures have significantly reduced the office's environmental footprint.

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In addition, Metro Bhawan has implemented numerous energy-efficient measures, such as installing energy-efficient equipment, a rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant, and energy metering systems. These initiatives have drastically cut down CO2 emissions from the building’s energy consumption. Metro Bhawan has also secured a Gold Rating from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). A target has been set to achieve a 5% reduction in overall energy consumption in the next year, aiming to further decrease the energy intensity of Metro Bhawan.

DMRC is the first metro in the world to register for carbon credits with the United Nations body. This recent certification is another milestone in its ongoing journey towards environmental sustainability and operational excellence.

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