Kohinoor Hospital in Kurla, Mumbai is Asia’s first and world’s second LEED certified, Platinum rated green hospital rooted with smart sustainable strategies with considerable saving practices. This environmentally sensitive structure is designed by SSA Architects firm which is headed by Architect Sandeep Shikre and is supported by its 200 team of Designers, Architects, Engineers, Construction Management and LEED AP (Accredited Professionals) and support staff. 

The building is a 227,000 sq ft with 150 bed health care facility that houses 2 basements, ground 5 storey structure which not only conserves water and electricity, but provides positive environment by improving the air quality, natural sunlight and reducing a wide range of pollutants. 

The project has been assessed by the following features to meet the required green intents: 

1)   More than 40% of the recycled material is used in Kohinoor hospital.

2)   Use of high Solar Reflective Index (SRI) materials covers 80.33% of the surface area to ensure that the heat island effect (area which is consistently hotter than the surrounding area) is negated.

3)   Salvaged wood is used in making wooden frames which help to conserve forest.

4)   More than 30% energy is achieved by

a)   High performance reflective glass to ensure that solar heat does not enter the building whilst ensuring that it is well lit by daylight.

b)   Use of solar panels heating water on the roof which generates 84% of hot water. 

c)   The lighting design and light fixtures proposed by the Architects which ensure that less than 0.54 W per Sq.ft. Light Power Density is achieved. The uses of low wattage CFL's and LED add to the energy savings. 

d)   An atrium, skylights and large windows keeps the interior areas well ventilated and illuminated with incoming natural light.

e)   The windmill installed by Kohinoor generates power offsite equivalent to 90% of total requirement and reducing the carbon footprint.

5)   More than 41% of water is saved by using urinal sensors, fixtures with low flow rates; the landscape requires no irrigation due to  efficient grey water management.

6)   Onsite Sewerage Treatment Plant of 130 KLD treats 100% waste water.

7)   The waste water from various zones of the hospital is treated with disinfectant at Sewerage treatment plant. The treated water is than used in flushing, using air conditioner cooling tower and horticulture.

8)   A central chiller removes both excess humidity and CO2, and keeps fresh air circulating.

9)   Shaded green roof for the car parking areas.

10)       In landscaping use of native plants like roheo, chlorophytum, bahunia purpuria, bahunia blackiana, plumeri alba, pisonia alba, polyathia longifolia etc. that require less water for survival.

11)       The tiles, steel etc. procured for construction are regionally manufactured that is within a radius of 800 Kms. from Mumbai. 


Kohinoor is famed as eco and pocket friendly hospital as Dr. Rajeev Boudhankar, vice president of Kohinoor Hospital says, “When we save on water and electricity costs, these benefits get passed on to the patient who, consequently, pays less for his treatment”.