Green mosque earns prestigious award
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has given its prestigious platinum award to the Badriya Juma Masjid in Kundapur, India. 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.
Badriya Juma Masjid is the world’s first green mosque, according to a press release from the council.
The mosque is power entirely through wind and solar energy, both of which are hybrid and renewable forms of power. Also, the plan of the mosque in an 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.
The entire building uses up to only six watts of power, reports the Deccan Herald.
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