Chairman Emeritus of Paharpur Business Centre
Kamal Meattle, Chairman Emeritus, Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) is an environmentalist at heart.
He has a Masters in Management from The Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA.
Kamal’s conviction towards environment, climate issues and energy efficiency is implicit.
Built to compulsory Government Design, PBC is the first retrofit building in India, which is USGBC LEED Platinum EB Certified.
It is the first in India, with a Dynamic Plaque, to showing how the building is performing, on a real – time basis, and be compared with others.
It is also the first office building in India to be rated – Platinum, for Health and Wellbeing for its occupants, by CII- IGBC.
It is a BEE 5star rated building and is currently operating at 17 Whr /hr /sqm.
PBC is well-known for its exceptional indoor air quality, security and improvement of Human Productivity.
It grows its own fresh air indoors with over 7,000 special indoor plants and uses Technology.
He spoke about ‘How to grow fresh air’ using three common plants. This TED talk has been viewed by over 3.3 million people.
He has co-authored a book published by Juggernaut on ’How to Grow Fresh Air,’ that simply offers simple solution to Pollution at home and how to remain healthy and improve one’s cognitive ability to full potential.
Breathe EasyTM is a successful Start Up incubated by PBC, with a wide reference list, that now helps others implement solutions to improve Indoor Air Quality, while reducing energy usage, at an affordable cost
Kamal is an Executive Council member of the CII-IGBC, Member, Delhi Committee CII; Member, National CII Environment Committee & Chairman, Northern Region, Indo German Chamber of Commerce.
In 2005, Kamal was awarded the PHD Chamber, ‘Ethics is Good Business Award’ by the Former President of India, H.E. Mr. Abdul Kalam.
In 2007, he was conferred the prestigious MIT’s Distinguished Alumni Award.