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Gainwell Commosales Awarded LEED Platinum for UNNATI, the integrated northern facility at Greater Noida

Mumbai, 15 May 2019: Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (Gainwell), the authorised dealer of Caterpillar equipment for north and east of India, Nepal and Bhutan, has been awarded LEED® (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum, the highest level of certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council® for UNNATI, the magnificent integrated northern facility at Greater Noida. With this recognition, UNNATI has set a benchmark towards Gainwell’s efforts of sustainability by being the 1st LEED v4 BD+C: NC Platinum project in India and 2nd in Asia. UNNATI has also achieved the highest points under LEED v4 BD+C: NC at a Global Level with a score of 89 points.

The Foundation Stone of the Complex was laid by Mr. James D Umpleby, Current Chairman of Caterpillar Inc. in August 2016 and the complex was inaugurated in February 2018 with Phase-I of facilities by Mr. Thomas A. Pellette, the Then Group President of Energy and Transport Business of Caterpillar.

UNNATI is a green facility where concept, design, construction and operations are in complete harmony with nature and is built on 5.16 acre of industrial land. The facility symbolizes a unified effort for a sustainable planet and is an embodiment of Gainwell’s strong commitment to its more than 6,000 customers in northern India. UNNATI encompasses a state of the art Component Rebuild Centre (CRC), Regional Parts Fulfilment Centre, Gas Compressors and Engine Packaging Facility, multiple engine and transmission test benches for testing diesel and gas engines, a modern training centre, new and rental equipment stockyard, machine overhaul workshop and an office premise.

“As we celebrate 75 years of rich experience creating infrastructure, providing mobility and serving the energy needs of the people of the country, we are proud to be recognized for our efforts to make the earth sustainable for the future” said Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Gainwell.

“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mr. Gopala Krishnan P, Regional Director, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, GBCI at the felicitation ceremony. "Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Gainwell demonstrated their leadership through their LEED certification of UNNATI. LEED v4 certification is based on stringent guidelines and I congratulate the leadership team on setting the benchmark”. 

The felicitation ceremony was attended by Mrs. Meena Chaturvedi-Joint Managing Director, Gainwell, Mr. Gaurav Mukhija -Regional Manager, GBCI, along with Mr. Ashok B. Lall-Building Architect and Designer, Mr. Akshay Shethi-Director, Stellar Group of Companies and other members of Gainwell and Caterpillar community.

UNNATI Sustainable Features

Truss reinforced concrete panels - 3 times better than conventional brick wall (thermal performance)
Green roof provides insulation & reduces storm water run-off
Double glazed windows - 3 times better than single glazed windows (thermal performance)
Daylight sensors &occupancy sensors to switch on lights only if required
Horizontal shading &light shelf to reduce direct sun & glare
Radiant cooling system - 30% better than conventional water cooled HVAC system
Efficient lighting design - 66% more efficient than conventional lighting system
Renewable energy system - 100 kW Solar PVs dedicated to office energy use
40% of annual energy consumption of office block
Low flow fixtures - 40% more efficient than conventional water fixtures
30% more water savings from STP treated water used in flushing, irrigation, & cooling tower
Rainwater harvesting system - 100% rainfall volume captured and harvested on site
30% extra fresh filtered air
100% native vegetation permeable pavers
Segregation of waste at source organic waste compost
No smoking campus
Green Transport – bicycle parking, reserved parking for car pool, EV charging point

About Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (Gainwell)

Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (Formerly Tractors India Private Limited) is a proud partner of Caterpillar in India for the last 75 years, operating out of East & North India as well as in Bhutan. The company is also present in Nepal through the wholly owned subsidiary Tractors Nepal Private Limited (TNPL). Both Gainwell and TNPL are committed to drive the growth of infrastructure in the respective geographies, enabling socio-economic progress of millions of people. Gainwell delivers the most comprehensive and technologically advanced product line of Caterpillar in Construction, Mining and Energy & Transportation sectors and also engages with multiple global OEMs viz. Phillips, RPM Global, Resemin, Eickhoff, Ontrak, SITECH, Paus, RHAM, Marini, Elphinstone and others to complete its offerings to the customers. The company has also moved into Railways, Defence, City Gas Compression, underground Coal mining sectors in recent years and has established itself as a manufacturer of high end machines. In pursuit of business excellence, the company is focused on improving its processes and systems and has been accredited with the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification for majority of the operations and locations.

About Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI)

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the

Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. 

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. 

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