Meet the company with the most environment-friendly office in India

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Meet the company with the most environment-friendly office in India

At a time when humans are wasting more than we can protect- when it comes to the environment, it’s heartening to see companies come forward and do their bit in conserving the environment rather than depleting all the resources available.

Jaquar, the country’s leading manufacturer of bath-fittings and sanitary ware is one such shining example. Conceived in 1960, the company is now one of the world’s fastest growing bath brands with a presence in over 30 countries. In India, the bath brand enjoys the honour of being the undisputed market leader in the organised bath-fittings category, with over 60% market share.

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Though the company is well known for giving consumers easy access to the finest choice of bathing products in three different categories- Brand Artize that aims for the luxury segment, Brand Jaquar for the premium segment and Brand Essco, which is for consumers with their eye on the value segment, it’s time another important aspect of this company is highlighted.

Recently, the company shifted their headquarters in the country to Manesar in Haryana, where it is putting finishes touches to its facility that is approximately 48,000 sq metres. In this plant, Jaguar is manufacturing wellness products, water heaters, shower enclosures, sanitary ware, lighting products besides bath fittings.

What is remarkable about this facility is the fact that the building is a net zero building. This is a one-of-a-kind feat to achieve. Simply put, it is a building with zero net energy consumption- meaning the total amount of energy used by the building annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy it creates.

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Meet the company with the most environment-friendly office in India

For starters, the building runs on solar energy, boasts of enough radiant cooling and even has energy efficient insulated glass. Moreover, the cabins are designed in a way that natural light seeps in through any and every direction possible- to an extent that most of the times, the use of bulbs is not required. Additionally, the cabins also have inert glass, which is a bad conductor of heat and as a result, the cabins are always cool.
Additionally, this manufacturing plant is also pollution-free and can boast of zero wastage. All the water that is sued in the building is recycled in one way or the other.

If you thought that was it, you’re mistaken. As a company, Jaquar is of the belief that it is not just their responsibility but also a necessity to work towards conserving the resources that are fast-depleting. As a result, the company has adopted a eco-friendly design ethos, which means that almost all of their products conserve water with the help of their advanced technology.
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While Jaquar air showers have a built-in air mixer that mixes air and water in a manner that makes shower drops lighter but voluminous, resulting in saving upto 30% of water without compromising on the showering experience, their taps on the other hand, come with technology that allow only a fixed quantity (approximately 750 ml) of water to flow with every press of its knob, thereby saving water.

There’s also Jaquar’s line of sensor faucets that are equipped with technology that allow water to flow only when you need it and shuts it as soon as you move your hands away, resulting in zero wastage of water. This comes useful in situations when one is washing their hands with soap, and the faucet would shut the moment your hand is away for lathering.

It goes without saying that Jaquar is an example for every other company out there.
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