Pune: Gera Developments, pioneers of the real estate business and the award-winning creators of premium residential and commercial projects in Pune, Goa, Bengaluru, and California, today announced that it had received the prestigious ‘Gold’ pre-certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Homes for its highly sought-after ChildCentric® Homes, Gera’s Planet of Joy.
Gera’s Planet of Joy is designed based on the IGBC standards that integrate a host of sustainable practices and solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of real estate construction. Accordingly, recognition has been accorded to the developer for taking initiatives such as the usage of low-flow fixtures for flushing to reduce the consumption of water for waste, implementation of drip irrigation for optimizing the use of water in plants, and the facility for rainwater harvesting, which helps in using the water for non-potable purposes.
To facilitate better ventilation and natural light for the well-being of dwellers, the project has leveraged 30% of the floor area of the apartment as windows. The flats and standard-use rooms are equipped with LEDs and low-energy consumption fixtures that optimize electricity requirements. Similarly, high-efficiency motors and low-loss transformers contribute to reducing and tracking energy consumption.
Gera’s Planet of Joy has also adopted solar photo voltaic panels to generate electricity for common area lighting. The panels installed on the terraces help provide hot water to all the apartments. For eco-conscious homebuyers, the project has covered 15% of the land with plantations, and more than 50% of the land surrounding the site also features green and open spaces.
In a statement, Rohit Gera, Managing Director of Gera Developments, said, “The ‘Gold’ recognition under the IGBC Green Homes rating system is a testimony of our commitment to conserving energy and natural resources through cutting-edge infrastructure and meticulously strategized project designs. Not just for Planet of Joy, Gera Developments has always adopted well-thought-through practices for sustainable development for all its projects. This pre-certification has reinforced our commitment, and we look forward to paving the way by extending ourselves as a real estate company advocating for green development.”
Gera’s Planet of Joy was launched in December 2021. It had ever since garnered an exceptional response and emerged as Upper Kharadi’s fastest-selling project, with more than 90% of inventory being sold in less than ten months. Gera’s Planet of Joy managed to sell 525+ units, which was worth Rs. 425+ crores, within the first three days after launch.
Gera’s Planet of Joy is the third ChildCentric® Homes project in Pune and the fourth in India. This project is spread across a massive 16 acres of land. It offers world-class amenities such as nine celebrity-led training academies, six clubhouses, a wave pool, a multipurpose court, an amphitheatre, a herb garden, an art room, creche facilities, geo-fencing, a cycling track, a rock climbing wall, and much more.
About Gera Developments Pvt. Ltd. (GDPL):
Gera Developments Private Limited, a 50-year, reputed brand, one of the pioneers of the real estate business in Pune, is recognized as the creator of premium residential and commercial projects in Pune and Goa and has now marked its global presence through developments in California, USA.
GDPL prides itself on providing long-term enjoyment to customers by having a distinct ‘customer-first approach. The philosophy of GDPL is “Let’s Outdo,” which rests on the trinity of innovation, transparency, and enhancing customer experience. It is at the heart of GDPL’s effort to infuse innovation and transparency in real estate and home building, with an unwavering focus on meeting the shifting lifestyle dynamics of their customers while upholding the premium living experience. Accordingly, there are many ‘firsts’ that stand to GDPLs credit.
The company introduced a 5-Year Warranty on Real Estate consisting of Preventive Maintenance & Repairs and provision of Insurance for buildings in 2004 for the first time in India. RERA mandated the same only in 2017. And GDPL has now introduced India’s first & only 7-year warranty in real estate. It has designed and launched the pathbreaking concept, the award-winning ChildCentric® Homes, which has revolutionized the real estate sector for both the developer and the home buyer. Other revolutionary and highly successful product lines have been IntelliplexesTM, SkyVillasTM, and The Imperium series.
These products are matched by the services of the GeraWorld® Mobile App, which brings speed, convenience, and transparency to the buyer and enhances the customer experience. GDPL has also recently launched the Club Outdo initiative, a tech-driven loyalty and referral programme that provides multiple benefits, offers, and community engagement opportunities to existing and new customers.
The company emphasizes delivering value-added experiences to customers and is driven by trust, quality, customer first, and innovation. The projects are designed around the evolving needs of their customers. The company has won several national and international awards on both the product and service front. GDPL continues to be certified as ‘India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces’ by the Great Places to Work (GPTW) Institute for the sixth straight year. GDPL also ranked #18 on the list of Best Small and Medium Companies to Work for in Asia in 2021.
GDPL envisions bringing out the best of real estate in India. As it redefines new standards of service orientation, product innovation, real estate marketing, and brand building, it is consistently generating fresh value for its stakeholders and raising the bar for the industry.
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