Kundapur: Badriya Juma Masjid in Kodi, Kundapur, Udupi district, the world’s first “ZERO Energy” Eco Friendly Green Mosque is all set to be inaugurated on January 15.
The Mosque Pioneered by the Bearys Group who are passionate about sustainable developments, the Mosque design is an evolution in Islamic architecture integrating epitomized sustainable technologies.
An important feature of this green marvel is that its entire energy requirement is met through hybrid renewable energy, both wind & solar. At a time when the world is passing through Climate Change Crisis, it demonstrates how sustainable developments can help in mitigating global warming. The Mosque also presents a modern face of Islam aiming to promote harmony among all communities. A list of its unique features is attached.
It is our little contribution in India’s march towards Sustainable Development says Syed Mohamed Beary of Bearys Group and we hope that the Mosque will become a holistic place of worship where people from all over the world will come and pray and find true solace.
Unique Features of Badriya Jum’a Masjid
Cooling of the building has been achieved by using elements of nature. The building orientation minimizes solar heat gain. The L shaped building plan and elevated nature of prayer hall, green vegetation & water tanks around it offer a naturally cooled environment.
Solar heat reflecting terrace floor laid with white china mosaics & fitted with turbo vents not only keeps the prayer space cool but also reduces warming of local micro climate.
It is practically an open envelope and non-conducting Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) Jallis with over 50% openings, maximize natural ventilation and supplement the design effort to reduce heat gain.
Natural cooling of the building is accentuated by the wind scoop on 70 feet multifunctional Minaret (from where the Azan, the call for prayer is given) which forces down draft of cool breeze into the prayer hall and also supports the tower structure of wind turbine mounted atop it.
Use of Hybrid Renewable Energy i.e. wind & solar in the Mosque will produce more energy than used by the Mosque, thus feeding energy to state grid and accruing (CER) Credits for next 25 years.
Utilized local resources on the principle of “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Regenerate” and is equipped with “Pressmatic” TOTO water fixtures to conserve precious water.