Jamshedpur, Oct 14: Kerala Public School (KPS) Kadma has been bestowed with Gold award 2018 for adopting green practices, by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) after their evaluation.
The School rating system is unique in the sense that it addresses eco-education, Health & hygiene besides the infrastructural facilities, energy efficiency, water conservation and waste management. Aspects like nutrition, physical activity & safety are also addressed.
According to a press communique, issued by the school, KPS Kadma in November last year was awarded the prestigious Gold award by IGBC as the only green certified school in Jharkhand.
The school has been registered with the Indian Green Building Council started by CII to build a sustainable green environment.
Some of the Green features of KPS Kadma include plantation to cover barren land for soil preservation, rooftop gardening and vertical gardening to minimize heat exposure, universal design with ramps, restroom, visitors parking for differently abled people, solar panels on the rooftop for energy conservation, butterfly garden, bottles used as bird feeders for bird conservation, water harvesting pit which under construction, arrangement for grey water treatment with plantation of vetiver grass along with segregation and safe disposal of waste.
The School Director Sharat Chandran and the Principal Sharmila Mukherjee ensures that all the system and processes of the school are in tune with environment and the students are encouraged to adopt the habits that conserve the natural resources, the press communique said.
The IGBC is the most premier Building Certificating
Agency making constant efforts in promoting Green Building concepts through