Gautam Buddha University; the most-eco-friendly Campus
With its forests, water bodies, local species of flora and fauna, rainwater harvesting, and recycling of water, the Gautam Buddha University at Greater Noida has been awarded one of the best eco-friendly campuses by BUILD Architecture Awards, London. The 500-acre campus is located adjacent to the Yamuna Expressway connecting Delhi and Agra and is designed by CP Kukreja Architects, New Delhi.
To protect the campus from the noise and visual pollution of heavy traffic, a sufficiently wide patch of urban forest has been provided along the Expressway. Thick forest camouflage and create the University after the grand entrance to the campus and creates a tranquil environment inside the campus and helps in improving the micro-climate of the area.
Lakes and water bodies with recycling systems of water and rainwater harvesting have all been included in the campus. With these design features the campus has grown as a model of ecologically sensitive development and an epitome of successful green campus design.