Mindtree intended the campus to be sustainable in terms of its water and energy consumption by pursuing benchmarks of a LEED platinum rated building. As design and sustainability consultants, we have developed a completely water self sufficient campus and designed an efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system.
The use of stack effect enables natural air flow in the building. Stack effect is a ventilation system that takes advantage of the building physics to remove hot air and allow entry of fresh cool air. An atrium of 300 square feet is provided on the terrace, which captures sunlight and heats the air. The hot air rises up due to low pressure and escapes out of the building. There is a vacuum created in the building due to removal of air, this forces cool air to enter the building. Shafts are placed in strategic locations which connect the rooms to the central atrium.