Concepts

Seven Strands of Sustainable Living

Seven Strands of

Sustainable Living

Sustainability is on the top of priority list for many organisations and this is especially true at Naandi. It isn’t a part of the work; it’s the guiding principle for all the work. At Organo, sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations. The driving belief is that the choices we make as individuals, within our local communities, and at the state and national levels, impact the condition of our environment. Organo’s primary and end endeavour is to protect air, water, land and ecological systems to safeguard individual health and foster a sustainable future. In order to reduce environmental footprint, energy footprint and community’s footprint, Organo has identified seven different aspects of Sustainability called Saptha Patha.

Food Cycle

The `how’ part of food production is most important for us Naandians. We use natural methods to produce food organically. At the same time we use the waste from the animals and organic waste from the living for farming. These wastes from the farming are used for the animal fodder. That’s how the cycle is kept in motion. Indigenous methods of cultivation like companion cropping and permaculture have helped us devise sustainable methods of food production.

Water Cycle

We conserve and recycle water and at the same time utilise the natural resources like rainwater and recharging aquifers. The aquifers or artificially created aquifers collect the rainwater and then we use that throughout the year for farming and the living. Naandi is slocated on a high terrain area where the water was draining out of the site. The tilt of the land was towards North-South to South-West and North to North East. The main source of water is rain water and ground water.

Energy Cycle

Organo harnesses solar power. Sun is the natural resource for this energy. So this is being produced and is being shared between these residences so that any variation in the load will be taken care of by the solar panels. There is an off grid system that is separated from the main government grid. The villas produce around 700 KW of solar power. The solar panel is connected to all the appliances. The energy requirement was carefully calculated according to each appliance and arrived at 10 KW per villa which requires 800 sft. space on every roof. Every appliance is built in as a part of the architectural design.

Earth Cycle

Another aspect is the soil. For farming, Permaculture method was implemented in which different crops, plants and trees are cultivated together so that they complement each other in terms of water usage and nutrition. Then there is aqua culture, where the fish clean up the ponds and the water is used for farming and other purposes. The smaller pond areas retain certain amount of water throughout in which medicinal plants are grown.

Shelter

Another distinct model of sustainability is the Club House, which happens to be one of India’s largest bamboo structures. The structure – from the columns to the roof frames – was designed and erected meticulously. Besides all day dining restaurant, it also houses multi function spaces inside. This is the space for Naandians to share their special recipes, participate in festivals, celebrate special occasions, listen to spiritual discourses etc.

Air Cycle

Natural air is cooled down below the earth’s surface as a means of air conditioning by means of Tunnel Draft system which is used to cool the interiors of the villas. A huge tunnel draft pipe runs all around as a ring and there is the air inlet chamber where the air is sucked into these pipes. There are pipes of 900 diameters on the lower level which you can access through the manholes in the upper levels; there is a connection in the above ground level

People

The welfare and the health care of the Naandians is of utmost importance to us. Being surrounded by bio-diverse forest and medicinal plants helps every resident inhale good health passively and actively. Your morning walks become your highways to healthy routine. At the same time, your kitchen garden encourages you to develop your farming skills. The exchange of art, culture and spiritual practices automatically fosters a sense of well being and sharing. Naandians bring back their cultural values into the system. Community living is encouraged with a common pool of resources. Every Naandian has a role to play in the kitchen and the social activities.

Contact Us

#148 & 149, Aziz Nagar Panchayat, Through Yenkapalli Village, Moinabad, RR District,
Hyderabad – 500 075,Telangana State, India.
+91 7993355227