Meluha The Fern – An Ecotel Hotel

Meluha The Fern – An Ecotel Hotel

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Meluha – The Fern,  managed by Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd is a high-end business hotel, located at Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai.  Luxury with responsibility  is the hotel’s  raison d’être.  Meluha -The Fern  is very conscientious about the environment and is rooted in environmentally sensitive basics. To this end, the very structure of the building—complete with an innovative windows-and-skylights system to harness natural daylight— is self-explanatory.  In addition to the obvious features, the hotel uses a high efficiency heating and cooling system, low-flow faucets and toilets; as well as waterless urinals and a cool roof system.

Description
ARCHITECTURE
THE FAÇADE
Since a majority of the “dead walls” remain shadowed, depressions and protrusions in the façade are instrumental in the reduction of service radiation. Attempts at light harvesting are also clearly visible, through the architectural preset lighting systems. Installed from the outset of the project, these systems are designed to conserve energy in lobbies and restaurants.

THE PLAN CONFIGURATION

The building is so positioned that the centre point of its parabolic shape faces the northeast. This lessens the effect of direct sunlight as the amount itself is reduced. Therefore, comparatively lesser air-conditioning and illumination is required, saving on costs of electricity consumption.

ROOF TOP

The rooftop is treated with 3 layers of coba (clay brick), which is a natural resource. This acts as an insulator from heat and noise, thus reducing air conditioning load.

CIVIL WORK
CEMENT

The very cement used in the construction of Meluha – The Fern is absolutely environment friendly. This cement known as PPC (Portland Pozzalana Cement) contains 15-20% fly ash, in comparison to OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement). It is used for exterior plaster finishes, block masonry, tiling and flooring.
For concreting works as well, the use of cement products like fly ash and GBFS (Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) have been employed, which help reduce atmospheric pollution. Fly ash is a by- product of electric power generation and 15% of the same is used in PPC. This also brings down the use and production of cement, which effectively mitigates the scope of a general disruptive influence on the local surroundings.

PLUMBING

At this one of a kind Ecotel, we believe in the “3R” theory of reduce, reuse, recycle.   Meticulously planned techniques have been implemented to conserve water, one of Earth’s most critical natural resources. These techniques are listed below:

  • Aerators/Flow restrictors:

All the installed taps contain special aerators, which increase the force of water and reduce outflow, thus saving approx. 50% of the water supply.

  • Flushes:

The Concealed Viego is an ingenious device that uses only 6 litres of water per flush, as against the 15-20 liters used in conventional flushes.

  • Sewage Treatment Plant

Meluha -The Fern recycles its wastewater. The hotel’s sewage system is connected to the main treatment plant of the Hiranandani Gardens, where, with the latest technology, wastewater is treated and then reused in for air-conditioning, gardening and for new construction activities within the complex.