Buildings and infrastructure leave an imprint on the planet that could last for decades; which is why building smartly and sustainably is the key to ensure a better life for us, and for generations to come.
As India’s No. 1* real estate developer, Lodha is committed to reducing emissions significantly to ensure we leave a net positive impact on the environment. To achieve this goal, in partnership with RMI, we have launched the Lodha Net Zero Urban Accelerator - an initiative that will enable Lodha to become a carbon neutral company by 2035.
During this decisive decade, to tackle climate change, we have to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon economy. This requires bringing together leadership and collaborations of rare reach, range, and expertise — creating unconventional partnerships and mobilising action to drive change at a fast pace and on the massive scale needed to combat the climate crisis.
This accelerator will help plan and deliver initiatives towards Lodha’s net zero commitment using facilitated multi-stakeholder engagement, integrative design, and research and development. The engagement with industry stakeholders will be around technologies, business models, financing, and programs to accelerate net-zero implementation. This model can generate scalable solutions that will propel India’s burgeoning built environment towards zero carbon.
Lodha Net Zero Urban Accelerator will offer a development template that can demonstrate — to India and to the world — that growth decoupled from emissions is possible, thus, advancing liveability, and staying true to its promise of building a better life.
Palava, our flagship development and India’s first integrated greenfield smart city, will be the primary model to kickstart this initiative. As the accelerator picks up pace, this framework will be replicated across developments followed by further expansion across other locations. Palava will serve as a city-scale living laboratory to solve challenges and pioneer innovations on the path to net-zero. A smart city designed to let residents live, work, learn, and play at places within walking distance, Palava houses many livability features and is creating behavioral shifts.