Case Studies 


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Mumbai International Airport Terminal-2 Sustainability Certification: Conserve Way of Delivering Performance

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Mumbai international Airport T2 Passenger Terminal is
one of the Greenest Airport Complexes in the world

The Client

The Terminal 2 of the Mumbai Airport was envisaged to synchronise all international and domestic air travel from one terminal. Opened in January, 2014, Terminal 2 has been handling all International Flights with Domestic Flights too slowly shifting to this Terminal. The vision was to reduce the hassles of a common air traveller. The project for a feasibility study of this new terminal was given to Conserve Consultants.

The Challenge

Mandatory requirements of the LEED Certification for a large magnitude built space of 9.5 million sqft was difficult to meet.

Meeting mandatory energy compliance was the major challenge.

The Solution

  • To publish the results of the simulation within 6 weeks, a special team was formed.
  • Performance gaps and bottlenecks in the project were identified and shared with the project team which reworked the design and the simulation of the redesigned structure was undertaken.
  • LEED Sustainability Certification was attempted and higher rating was aspired for

The Benefits

  • Mere meeting of the ASHRAE baseline resulted in savings of Rs 60 million
  • Silver rating was achieved and Gold rating aspired for
  • Gold rating achieved in 2014 with the following key benefits:
    • Energy savings of Rs 310 million over ASHRAE baseline energy cost
    • Water savings of 200 million litres per annum over LEED India baseline
    • Indoor air quality and thermal comfort parameters exceeding conventional airport requirements
    • Substantial reduction in usage of natural resources
    • Reduction in fuel consumption of vehicles and time of visitor/passenger achieved by simple methods like signages for empty parking space

“Conserve team has been able to understand our vision towards sustainability and the complexities of a major airport development program. They have been able to add value and guide us with their technical insight and knowhow.”

Mr Karthi Gajendran, President, Airports Development, MIAL