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    Tata International chooses ‘green’


    Tata International, International business gateway of the , is all set to launch Green Retailing stores across India. Designed on LEED () certification of USGBC, the stores will set benchmark on Green Design for retailing in India.

    Designed by JGA, a Detroit-based retail design firm along with FRDC (Future Research Design Company), Bangalore, the stores will consume 40 per cent less energy and will generate 15-20 per cent power from Solar energy.

    All materials used in the store are made of high content of Recyclable material and everything will be procured from within 500 km of radius of the store. Waste generated during the construction shall be either reused in the store or shall be supplied to recycle dealers. All process and fabrication work of the store will be monitored by green team constituted by the architects and associate team from FRDC Bangalore and Delhi.

    The external signages shall also adhere to green norms and all materials used will be eco friendly and non-poisonous. Architects and Tata team is targeting LEED Gold or Platinum certification for the stores.

    — IndiaRetailing Bureau