Kundapur, Oct 14, 2016: IGBC, Indian Green Building Council has conferred the prestigious Platinum Award upon the Badriya Juma Masjid, Kundapur. The award has been given under a specially introduced category, ’IGBC Green Place of Worship’, in recognition of the mosque’s design and far-reaching impact on green concepts - the Badriya Juma Masjid is the world’s first green mosque, stated a press release.
Special Features : It is note worthy that the mosque is given its entire power supply through wind and solar energy, both of which are hybrid and renewable forms of power. Also, the plan of the mosque in ’L-shape’ as well as the elevated prayer hall, the greenery around and the water tanks near the mosque provides a naturally cool environment for the building. The maximum ventilation provided reduces the heating of the building. It supplements the ’efforts’ of the wind turbine on top of the minaret at getting the prayer hall under the impact of the cool breeze near the building. On the whole, the entire building uses up to only six watts of power.
The IGBC has also conferred the ’IGBC Senior Fellow’ award on Syed Mohamed Beary, founder of the Bearys Group, at the recently concluded Green Building Conference 2016, in Mumbai, in recognition of his contribution to promoting the Green Building Movement in India. The Juma Masjid is built by the Bearys Group in accordance with the best of traditions and modern principles of sustainable technology. Indeed this is a matter of pride for the community and The Karnataka Coastal region.