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Chennai Central Railway Station Earns IGBC Platinum Shield for Energy Conservation

The Dr. MGR Chennai Central railway station has been honored with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) platinum certificate for its transformation into a net zero energy building. Southern Railway General Manager R.N. Singh received the prestigious IGBC platinum shield during the closing ceremony of Swachhata Pakkhwada, held on Gandhi Jayanthi, from Ajith Kumar Chordia, Chairman of IGBC.

The recognition was awarded for the station’s efforts in becoming energy-efficient by utilizing renewable energy sources, such as a 1.80 MW rooftop solar plant, LED lighting, and energy-efficient fans. Additionally, a water recycling plant has contributed to water resource conservation, and these initiatives have collectively prevented the emission of 3,24,400 kilograms of carbon per year.