“Often when you think you are at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
Sustainable development and manufacturing practice has always been at the heart of our work. We at Kasturi stand as
outliers and take extraordinary measures to balance the scales by taking a number of steps to help minimise the harm that
is caused to the environment due to construction activities. Most of the manufactured products that we use in our buildings,
like wiring, plumbing, fittings, doors, flooring materials etc. are all imported from EU countries which adhere to strict EU
environmental norms with some of the best sustainability and environmental standards.
The pre-fabricated doors that come standard in all our apartments are FSC and BIS certified, and contain wood responsibly
sourced from forests with adherence to strict environmental, social and economic standards. Even electronic products like
A/C, lifts and lighting that we use all have the highest energy ratings. We also use fly-ash bricks which have a much lower
carbon footprint than regular clay bricks. We design a structure on the assumption that it will stand for at least a 100 years.
To make our projects sustainable for their entire lifespan, they are designed with rainwater harvesting, solar water heating
technologies, efficient garbage processing and disposal, and state of the art sewage treatment plants.
Architecturally speaking, we ensure our spaces are designed with emphasis on utility of natural light and ample cross
ventilation thereby reducing energy consumption. Our use of special UV reflective glass in all our projects also reduces
cooling requirements in the long term. We at Kasturi have also put in place mindful construction practices. These include
controlled water usage during construction and strict monitoring of noise & air pollution. Even the debris from construction and packaging waste are disposed off in adherence to government norms.